If only this warhorse had only to fight anything but Zakus…
Well after IKnight posted about MS IGLOO 2 I figured I might as well, for those who don’t know each ep is a 30 min love song to a weapon that took part in the One Year War. As a rule there isn’t much of a plot to speak of and truth is they aren’t going to win any awards for great characterization given the daunting task of introducing some poor guy only kill him off at the end. Still it is gritty even if it is 5,000 leagues away from realism with the shinagami chick. Unlike ghostlightning and IKnight I don’t really care about the shinagami because her name isn’t Sanders and she doesn’t pilot a mobile suit in the 8th MS Team she’s death and that is all there is to it all I care about is that the Type 61 is fight and boy is it FIGHT. I would have posted this earlier but my attempts to watch it in glorious 1080p were all for naught and I just called it quits and got the 720p instead, thanks to the boys and girls at gg for subbing this in HD.
As you can see here this lazy Zeke A Gunner is DOING IT WRONG, hell I operate a M240 and I think little of that drum mag too.
That must have been a bitch to dig.
Unlike the IRL Big Red 1 these guys weren’t nearly as great.
Yandell is very much in the mold of Captain Ahab and the minute you see him with his peg leg and wish to fight the White Ogre, you know he’s not long for the world, even more so when the poor schmuck who gets to be his driver may as well be Ishmael. Still it was a worthy effort to try and give Yandell some personality, it’s rather hard though since it is CG and the predominant face for just about every one but Yandell and the major is abject terror. As I said before it is gritty, but not real the overwhelming Feddie Air Force is no where to be seen, in fact for the most part there are no fighters or aircraft at all. It’s really a wonder that what use to be boscage country turned into a desert with no trees. Had it been like Normandy in 1944 it would have made for an interesting fight, and certainly the Zakus would not have dominated the way they did. Ah well North Africa was the place where there were a good number of tank battles any way though if the wanted a good place to flee to the sea Dunkirk was a few good miles up the coast.
While the turret is placed more towards the back, unlike the Merkava crew survivability was dismally low.
Uh Dunkirk was a bit up North…
The Type 61 frowns upon your shenanigans.
Still that Type 61 was fucking lovely, the twin cannons are excessive and would be a bitch to implement properly. Still they did try to make the Type 61 plausible with the auto loader and having only a crew of two since the Type 61 also had to carry 155mm discarding sabot rounds which aren’t small. Still as a treadhead it was disappointing to see that it was only a crew of two since the inclusion of a gunner would have let Yandell do nothing but command, but to be fair I don’t think Sunrise counts that many treadheads among them. Then again even the Zeke MG A gunner was DOING IT WRONG, so it’s not that big of a deal. It’s rather funny how the Germans were the ones who tried to build the Ratte and yet they share more in common with the Zekes. I like how they tried to explain more about the Type 61 than they did the characters, and in many ways the Type 61 is the real star of the episode, though because realism got kicked in the crotch when Zakus started dodging tank rounds the Type 61’s heyday had already passed. Still it had some fight left in it as Yandell tried to fight it the smart way with numbers and ambushes. Still the Type 61 vs Magella Attack Tanks was welcome if all too brief, I probably would have enjoyed that a more than the training fight they had, but overall the action was great, just not orgasmic to the point where the average mecha fan would be left twitching in his seat. In all the Type 61 is Fight and is worth checking out for treadheads, and those who want half an hour’s worth of mecha action. However if you want a plot and a storyline you better look elsewhere this is a short affair and the story is just something to justify the Type 61 blowing up Zekes.
The Magella Tank is no maatch for the might of the Type 61.
Where’s the air support?
I dub thee Major Giggles.
I continue to FIGHT!
Avast there be the White Zaku, MAN THE HARPOONS!
My balls are on FIRE!
Looks like you got some explosive diarrhea there, I here they call it the Zaku shits, remeber to use your iodine tablets next time…
I am game for his crooked jaw, and for the jaws of Death too, Lt. Yandell, if it fairly comes in the way of the business we follow; but I came here to hunt Zakus, not my commander’s vengeance. How many barrels will thy vengeance yield thee even if thou gettest it, Lt. Yandell? it will not fetch thee much in our Luna market.
I prefer the Type 61 myself.