>>420641 It doesn't matter if a weapon is good or not, what matters if there's a company with enough financial backing to make it, and enough political backing to lobby it to get used. Jackhammer had neither.
>>420649 It's not wordplay. Before the advent of magnetically charged weaponry, railgun literally meant a gun on rails - or more accurately, a railway gun. They were phased out after WW2, since normal tanks allowed for more mobility.
The Federation had conventional weapons to begin with, they only switched to mobile suits after Zeon introduced them and they turned out to be mad overpowered.
The Gundam, the Guncannon and the Guntank were part of the "V Project" which was the Federation developing the technology for themselves, which lead to the creation of the GM which was the mass-production MS that made up most of their forces.
>>420740 >>420739 >>420737 There are different types of bullets - tracer rounds, armor piercing, incendiary, etc. The colours are there to mark which one is which, so you don't end up using normal ammo when you'd need AP, etc.
Is there any modern body armor used for protecting the legs and anything else below the waist?
Like when you hear the stories about heavily armed and armored bank robber where they manage to hold the cops off for ages it usually only ends after the crooks get shot in the dick/legs/hands while absorbing fire everywhere else.
>>421051 No, I just really like the design of the Mammoth tank. It looks twice the tank as any other tank, and I don't just mean the double barrels... it has dual threads, swanky looking turret, rocket pods, and in-game it has self-healing and is the only tank that can handle any kind of incoming enemy (rocket pods can kill enemy air and infantry both). It's the ultimate tank.
>>421058 That is true, but I was under the assumption that the tank mode is there for fast travel purposes, in which case it would make more sense to fix up the arms, so they don't have to be powered on to stay in whatever formation they are in (so gravity and the force of the travel doesn't make them flop around). Which would make the tank shape have a fixed form which is easier to manouvre, but also means there is more power for the engines.
You can still have an intermediate form with the arms moving freely, but it is just a weird lower-profile version of the normal stand-up mode, with lower height and different weight distribution.