This bio brain also develops Newtype abilities thanks to the combat data, as well as some aspects of Amuro's personality. Due to internal space limitations, some mobile suits carry additional propellant in external Individual sections are also automatically deactivated whenever they're in danger of coming into contact with the mobile suit itself. During the One Year War, Zeon and Federation mobile suits utilized monocoque and semi-monocoque construction respectively, with machinery placed inside an armored "outer shell" akin to an exoskeleton. However, as the years went on, development into the I-field Generator would lead to interesting creations. Mobile suits performing AMBAC motions would presumably move similarly to present-day astronauts performing extra-vehicular activity: both typically having roughly similar body structure, their use of that mass to control their rotation would presumably be similar, even if calculated by different means. An optional accessory for the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II, which is subsequently developed into the binder on the back of the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. [4] A main part of the book surrounds the discussion on real-life technologies including space habitats and mass driver. Even in the Universal Century, it remains impossible to artificially nullify or generate gravity. Among them being having a five minute time usage so it wouldn't kill its pilot and the fact that it doesn't discriminate against real Newtypes and Cyber-Newtypes. Another is the X3 I-field, a special, miniaturized I-field Generator built into the hands of the XM-X3 Crossbone Gundam X-3 and later the XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai Kai "Skull Heart". When the Minovsky particle is spread in large numbers in the open air or in open space, the particles disrupt low-frequency electromagnetic radiation, such as microwaves and radio waves. A handheld device which helps humans get around in zero-gravity environments like spacecraft hangars and space colony docks. The assault carrier Albion is one of the few military vessels designed to use this system. The Minovsky particles that form the I-field lattice also helped catalyze the fusion reaction, in a process similar to the muon-catalyzed fusion investigated by real-world scientists during the 1950s. Early beam rifles were either taken back to ships for recharging or simply discarded. Special Equipment & Features Phantom Mane The propulsion system based on the Minovsky Drive used by the Phantom. They have also influenced creations in other Animation series. When under the influence of the system, the mobile suit's visor glows red and all of its exhaust vents glow yellow. When the funnels are not in use, they are attached to the mother suit's surface hardpoints for recharging. A mega particle cannon like those installed in space warships requires a large electrical power source, a steady supply of energy in the form of Minovsky particles, and a massive energy condensor to compress the latter into mega particles prior to firing. Developed by the Earth Federation's Newtype Labs, this system is first installed in the second unit of the MRX-009 Psyco Gundam, and is a standard feature of the MRX-010 Psyco Gundam Mark II. A deception device that takes advantage of Minovsky particle interference. E-cap technology appears outside of UC continuity in MS Saga: A New Dawn. An extra plate of armor carried on a mobile suit's arm. However, in March 2012, the life-sized Gundam statue at Gundam Front Tokyo was upgraded with sealed joint parts to represent having received magnet coating,[5] and sealed joints were later used to indicate the magnet coating upgrade in several Gunpla model kits, such as the Master Grade RX-78-2 Gundam 3.0. Marasai equips itself with Gundarium Alloy armor that improves overall defense, more excellent sensor range, more significant acceleration, and a more powerful Minovsky-type ultracompact fusion reactor. [6], Although fictional technologies seems to carry no real-life significance, these technologies are referred to in almost all of the series of Universal Century. Thousands of fluid pipes, finer than human hairs, transmitted these pulses at supersonic speed to the rotary cylinders which drove the joints. To fix this, the Magnet Coating process was created. The shock balloon, an inflatable cushion similar to the airbags in modern automobiles, provides additional protection in the event of violent deceleration. Not wanting his rival Amuro Ray to be left with an unsatisfactory unit for their final fight, Char leaked the plans to Anaheim and allowed it to be used for the RX-93 Gundam. Originally intended for use inside thermonuclear reactors, this alloy's superb strength, durability, heat resistance and radiation-absorbing properties make it an ideal material for mobile suit armor. An attachment point for weapons, shields, spare ammunition, or optional mission-specific equipment. According to the timeline deduced by the Gundam Officials, in UC 0071, Zeon researchers created the Minovsky ultracompact fusion reactor. During the One Year War, there were many cases of pilots being wounded in the cockpit while their mobile suits remained relatively intact. Thanks to this interference, warfare in the Universal Century era relies heavily on visual sensors, which can be tricked by inflatable decoys. This design allowed for better energy efficiency, easier repair, maintenance, and modification of mobile suits, as well as increased maneuverability and fluidity of movements. While this could be done for space ships and naval ships, this ruled out the use of precision guided weapons, such as guided missiles. Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor, . The mobile suit's internal cooling systems must also be engaged to deal with the heat that penetrates the air field. Active Mass Balance Auto-Control (AMBAC) is a fundamental technology that allows for thrusterless manoeuvring in the zero-G environment of space by mobile suits by means of precise movement control of their limbs in the Gundam universe as said in the Gundam Century and Gundam Officials. A Newtype pilot is able to control these funnels with great precision via a psycommu system, allowing the user to conduct BVR attacks on a target from almost all directions without having to establish visual contact, making a funnel-equipped mobile suit extremely deadly. but it included more advanced technology like built-in Minovsky Flight Units. AMBAC works by leveraging Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion (When there's an action there is an equal and opposite reaction) with regard to inertia to effect changes in direction. This super-efficient design was only a fifth as large as an equivalently powerful Minovsky-Ionesco reactor, allowing the reactor to be mounted within the mobile suit instead of an external backpack. 1, Cities in the sky, Kofu Culture Imagine Publish, Inc., Hobby Japan Feb, 2005 issue, Ball special, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Special report, Gundam Kyrios section, Gundam Sentinel special edition Gundam Wars III, ASIN: 4499205301, (Dai Nippon Kaiga Co. Ltd.), Sept, 1989. Therefore, it initially seems impossible to install these weapons in mobile suits. At the dawn of the Universal Century, a massive space settlement program is launched to address Earth's energy, environmental, and population problems. They are equipped with a small beam cannon and an energy cell to propel the funnel when it is operating. Instead of the conventional magnetic field, this improved version of the Minovsky-Ionesco reactor used an I-field to confine and compress the reactor fuel, triggering a fusion reaction. Thanks to the effects of Minovsky particle interference, radar sensors are virtually useless in the battlefields of the Universal Century, and optical cameras are the primary means of detecting and targeting enemy vessels. On a small celestial body like Earth's moon, with low gravity and no atmosphere, objects can be launched into orbit by the mass driver alone, but objects launched from Earth still require a rocket booster to complete their ascent. MS Encyclopedia, ISBN / 4-89189-336-2, Bandai, 10th Feb, 1988. [12], During the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015, Tomino first saw Minovsky particles as a dramatic device, "Because destroying enemies on the other side of Earth with missiles would not be dramatic, to make people meet and fight in space, ranged weapons have to be rendered useless." The shelf nozzles installed on Crossbone Vanguard command mobile suits like the XM-04 Berga Dalas and XM-05 Berga Giros are examples of this external device concept. | Anime Amino", Beyond the Time ~Mbius no Sora wo Koete~, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gundam_Universal_Century_technology&oldid=1129940757, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles that are excessively detailed from April 2012, All articles that are excessively detailed, Wikipedia articles with style issues from April 2012, Wikipedia introduction cleanup from April 2012, Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from April 2012, All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify, Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction from April 2012, All articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2022, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0. Categories Akin to the EXAM system's aggression and tendency to go berserk, the HADES can activate without the pilot's consent when it detects a perceived threat, regardless of it being an ally or foe. The Minovsky-Ionesco reactor was named after its fictional inventors, Dr. Y.T. However, since these devices are unable to survive the explosion of a mobile suit's main reactor, research continues into the core block system and other escape mechanisms. A new type of control lever used in the mobile suits of the U.C. In the closed environment of a space colony or lunar city, atmospheric pollution must be kept to an absolute minimum, so electric cars (often shortened to "elecar") are used for personal transportation. In the original show, the magnet coating process has no visible indication. The Minovsky-Ionesco reactor was named after its fictional inventor. For this reason, it was adopted for use on mobile suits as the standard power plant. Paptimus Scirocco's custom-made mobile suit PMX-003 The O is also equipped with this device as is Judau Ashta's MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam. Comment. Digest, , Takarajima sha. Funnels are essentially funnel-shaped drone units that are designed to be remotely controlled by a Newtype pilot. Another weakness is that the I-field generator has an operating limit. Also, significant quantities of helium-3 were recently discovered on the moon, although there is certainly much more on Jupiter. This page was last edited on 27 December 2022, at 21:27. The protons and helium ions produced by these fusion reactions can then be directed by a magnetic field to generate thrust. Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor Armaments Beam Saber/Beam Gun x 2 Mega Machine Cannon x 2 System Features Minovsky Flight System Core Block System Psyco-Frame Cockpit I-Field Generator x 2 Optional Equipment Variable Speed Beam Smart Rifle (VSBSR) "Jitte" Beam Saber Blocking Unit Composite Shield Hyper Bazooka 10 x Funnel Missile More sophisticated varieties are equipped with small maneuvering verniers, allowing them to move in a realistic manner and register on infra-red sensors. This diffraction and polarization process disrupts the electromagnetic waves. Binders are technological instruments that provide extra control for the AMBAC systems. The machine was codenamed "Icarus" by SNRI who observed the machine fall into the atmosphere of Earth, but it was later discovered that the mobile suit had used its "wings of light" as a shield to protect itself during reentry. This super-efficient design was only a fifth as large as an equivalently powerful Minovsky-Ionesco reactor; for this reason, it was adopted for use on mobile suits as the standard power plant. During the Zanscare War of the U.C.0150s, mobile suits deployed on Earth by Zanscare Empire used beam rotor (which could also be used as a beam shield or a rotary saw) to achieve long-distance atmospheric flight. The disruption of electromagnetic radiation is due to the small lattice of the I-field creating fringes that long wavelengths cannot penetrate, and that diffract wavelengths that have similar distance with the fringes. This is the primary reason for the birth of the Zeon close-combat weapon: the mobile suit. The system consists of a pilot seat suspended on a linear rail floating in the cockpit block. In addition to an optical camera, this compound device also incorporates laser and infra-red sensors for precision targeting. Even if the unit used them generators one at a time, there was still a window of opportunity for others to utilize. The tail binder is also seen on later models of military aircraft and space fighters in U.C.0088, on the FF-08 Wyvern.[22]. The semi-transparent coating is not useful in countering anything other than lasers, thus a new technology has to be developed. Each reactor is even further miniaturized A Ata Geta 617 followers More information In some cases weapons and shields are also integrated into these manipulators, but their primary functions are carrying equipment and manipulating objects. Its most ironic flaw is that, because of the massive stress to gives its pilots, a Newtype is the best pilot for the unit. The Newtype Destroyer (or NT-D) System is an anti-Newtype system developed by the Earth Federation and used on the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam. By doing this, a Mobile Suit's reaction time is increased by 20-30%. 5.2Minovsky ultracompact fusion reactor 5.3Mega-particle cannon 5.3.1Beam smart gun 5.4Funnels 5.4.1Cultural influence 6Newtypes and related technologies 7Conventional weapons 8References 9Notes 10External links Toggle the table of contents Toggle the table of contents Gundam Universal Century technology 3 languages Italiano Edit links [3] In the Cosmic Era timeline, one of the authors of Gundam Century articles (while still a high school student at that time), Shigeru Morita, who had became a regular employee of Bandai, was assigned to write these kind of technological articles, possibly a method used by the company to attract Universal Century techno fans to watch the new series.[4]. This is the primary reason for the birth of the Zeon close-combat weapon: the mobile suit. 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