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Is it possible to construct a real life Gundam that is actualy capable of warfare?
Posted 2/13/08
A full-scale Gundam robot is one thing, but how much would it actually cost to build one that could actually walk? According to an estimate published on the SciencePortal website run by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, the total cost for parts alone would be $725,000,000. That figure would not include labor, fancy weaponry, or any flying capabilities. The whole shebang would be powered by and IBM Blue Gene supercomputer and 30 giant 400KW motors.

Taking a look at the materials list, I have a hard time believing that this would actually work if it were built. And, in all likelihood, the parts would cost significantly more than the estimates. So, it appears that Gundam fans will have to wait a little while longer to get their own 60 foot robot killing machine.



Wat do u guys think?

Posted 2/13/08
Further research in the development of gundams would cost billions..and not to mention the first prototype
also another thing to mention..is due to the massive size, the motor would need to be extremely powerful to give it the maneuvering capabilities of like Gundam Exia
But dont worry, we human beings have already began the developement of small scale robots that have basic capabilities its only a matter of time until we can go into large scale developments of such machinery.
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First off, why the heck would you build something like that. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of where were trying to lead war tactics. Sure we still have ground units, but full scale war is mainly missiles.

I dont think anyone would want to fund something so.. wasteful. 724Million just to have it get blown up in a matter of minutes any day.

So no, sorry, I don't think Gundams are in our future. Still love the concept behind it all. =P
Posted 2/13/08

7Ate9 wrote:

First off, why the heck would you build something like that. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of where were trying to lead war tactics. Sure we still have ground units, but full scale war is mainly missiles.

I dont think anyone would want to fund something so.. wasteful. 724Million just to have it get blown up in a matter of minutes any day.

So no, sorry, I don't think Gundams are in our future. Still love the concept behind it all. =P


the idea is to cause more destructive damage, by using a gundam a pilot would be able to cause much more destructive damage with minimal effort, while also reducing life threatening risk...u get my idea?
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Posted 2/13/08
well its too costly and would be too hard for it to have balance when walking. and since the physics of the different gundams are not the same of our would all the benefits of why Mobile Suits were made are lost.
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Sleepneeded127 wrote:

well its too costly and would be too hard for it to have balance when walking. and since the physics of the different gundams are not the same of our would all the benefits of why Mobile Suits were made are lost.


However, if the GN drive was possible, as seen in Gundam 00, then there wouldnt be any worry about balance, since these mystery particles somehow make the gundam seem weightless and they are able to hover, also as seen in Gundam 00 the gundams of the three great nations are really slow due since they're not compatible to the GN Drive..but then again this is all fiction..but at the rate of scientific discoveries that we r uncovering we just may somehow find a way
Posted 2/13/08
of course this may not happen in our generation
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sarim91 wrote:


7Ate9 wrote:

First off, why the heck would you build something like that. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of where were trying to lead war tactics. Sure we still have ground units, but full scale war is mainly missiles.

I dont think anyone would want to fund something so.. wasteful. 724Million just to have it get blown up in a matter of minutes any day.

So no, sorry, I don't think Gundams are in our future. Still love the concept behind it all. =P


the idea is to cause more destructive damage, by using a gundam a pilot would be able to cause much more destructive damage with minimal effort, while also reducing life threatening risk...u get my idea?


but all of that is will be done with remote drones. the US is putting a lot of money in to the the use of UAV's. they are not only cheaper there is no risk of a pilot. and the way wars are changing large armored units are no longer the main weapon.
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Posted 2/13/08
I believe it is possible to build a normal MS Suit in the future but Gundam is in a totally different league of its own. Nobody in the world can be trusted with such power in their hands.
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yeoichiro wrote:

I believe it is possible to build a normal MS Suit in the future but Gundam is in a totally different league of its own. Nobody in the world can be trusted with such power in their hands.


Wat exactly is the difference b/w a ms and a gundam? they seem pretty similar except gundams r much more powerful
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Posted 2/13/08
Probably in the next millenium...725,000,000 is
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Posted 2/13/08

sarim91 wrote:


yeoichiro wrote:

I believe it is possible to build a normal MS Suit in the future but Gundam is in a totally different league of its own. Nobody in the world can be trusted with such power in their hands.


Wat exactly is the difference b/w a ms and a gundam? they seem pretty similar except gundams r much more powerful


The only real difference (initially) was the beam weaponry and the Luna-Titanium. Later though, Gundams were made specifically to cater to Newtypes.

Speaking of which, it might be possible to make a Gundam many generations later. Many parts of Gundam metaphysics was shown to plausible, heck the JSDF is researching on psycommus and the funnel system, there was an experiment about spatial awareness and stuff.

The biggest difficulties lie in harnessing Hydrogen-3 and compacting Nuclear Fusion, which are basic for even mobile suits.
Posted 2/13/08

gadeel wrote:


sarim91 wrote:


yeoichiro wrote:

I believe it is possible to build a normal MS Suit in the future but Gundam is in a totally different league of its own. Nobody in the world can be trusted with such power in their hands.


Wat exactly is the difference b/w a ms and a gundam? they seem pretty similar except gundams r much more powerful


The only real difference (initially) was the beam weaponry and the Luna-Titanium. Later though, Gundams were made specifically to cater to Newtypes.

Speaking of which, it might be possible to make a Gundam many generations later. Many parts of Gundam metaphysics was shown to plausible, heck the JSDF is researching on psycommus and the funnel system, there was an experiment about spatial awareness and stuff.

The biggest difficulties lie in harnessing Hydrogen-3 and compacting Nuclear Fusion, which are basic for even mobile suits.


well they dont necessarily have to use a fusion reactor..like many in the seed/destiny universe..gundams just ran off battery power..so im guessing that the initial gundams would work off large amounts of battery power..until a fusion reactor is made compatible with it....speaking of fusion reactors..there is research currently going on..however the longest that the team of scientist have kept the fusion reactor running is about 2 sec..and the amount of energy required is tremendous to begin the fusion reaction...but then again..we may somehow find a away to harness some other form of energy..if we're able to harness the energy released in a nuclear bomb then thats almost just as a good as a fusion reactor
Posted 2/13/08

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GUNDAMS are so unpractical cuz they look like human... what waste of resources building the head, arms etc..


that doesnt make any sense...with the arms and head and stuff..it gives it more capabilities and can perform more tasks...u know wat i mean?
according to newtons law, the force F is equal to mg which is mass times gravity, if the arms and the head and those other "excessive" armaments were'nt there then the center of gravity well be waaaay offfff! and that wont b good
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Posted 2/13/08
there is no place for that in this overpopulated......too cramped world... where would you place that?? space????like from gunxsword.
anyway..it'll just damage a lot of buildings....

but hey.....it's just possible though only a miniture one
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