>verbal communication while the other is used for proximity detection) I fail
>to see how one would work but the other does not. There is a reason why
>SkinTouch and Laser Communication are the preferred method of communication
>in Gundam Universe...
>> << But radio doesn't work (very well) in the Gundam universe...>>
>> Radar is the technology that doesn't work well. The radios are fine all
same frequency, so they can be impaired/attenuated/scintillated
Remember, the writers (no military experts) had to come up with some
legitimate excuse for MS to engage in hand-to-hand combat for dramatic
purposes, hence radar weapons couldn't work. Otherwise, they would
engage each other from miles away in standoff battles--Can't make Char
and Amuro stars of a push-button war!
BTW, this is all well and good for what was known of 1979 technology
(when the original MSG aired), but today we have moved well beyond a
dependence on radar for weapons guidance. Even without radar there
are so many ways to precisely reach out and touch someone, MS become
One time, at Band Camp........