who would win?

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  1. b0bman

    b0bman Member

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    for all anime fans out there: who would win in a battle- the SDF-1 from Robotech or the Space Battleship Yamato from Star Blazers? my money's on the yamato, because of it's wave-motion cannon. chime in with your answer.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Make that two for Yamato. :)
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I too would have to vote for the Yamato as well.
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  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    If you could the mass of Yamato into space, I doubt there's much that could hurt it, not at least it destroyed it first.

    x4 Yamato!!
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  5. The_Hawk

    The_Hawk New Member

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    Humm this might be a tougher call then you think.

    Macross main cannon
    Plus
    VS
    Yamato Wave Motion Gun
    Plus

    Looks like split vote for me
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  6. ASC Mclaren

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    SDF-1, without a doubt. My money is that the bow cannon is far more powerful then the wave motion gun. As I recall from the Robotech stats from Palladium, the effective beam width of the SDF-1 bow cannon 1 km, in diameter. It obliterated the Zentradi ships, which are far larger then Yamato. Moreover the 4 railguns would make a mess of the Yamato. The Veritech fighters would shred the flying tigers. both in maneuverability and in numbers.
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  7. Cybergrinder

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    I'm with ASC Mclaren on this one, Yamato wouldn't be a walk-over but even a wide shot from the SDF1 would cause considerable damage.

    Also what's the range of the wave motion gun? I think SDF1 has the edge here too.
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  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    If it is shooting Kinetic weapons, there's the Yamato's strong point. Anything based on atomic structure de-compilation, such as a particle beam, would render almost any battle to the person who got the shot off first.
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  9. Cybergrinder

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    Ok, so Han would win! :)
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  10. daishi

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    I only saw Macross (that is 1 of the 3 anime that was re-cut and dubbed for Robotech), but yeah I'm with Zathros this one.
    The SDF Macross is much bigger (It has a small city in it for example), has a barrier system etc. so without the the "big guns" it would win.
    But Yamato's main cannon destroyed a small continental landmass, and Macross's one destroyed Zentradi super dreadnaughts, so yeah whoever shoots its big gun first probably wins.

    Edit: Oh and I don't know if it survived to Robotech, but in Macross they had "Reaction" warheads, that they could employ from valkyrie vari-fighters or missiles, and those are basicallly overpowered nukes, with a full aircraft carrier complement of valkyries to deploy those, if they have time to launch before Yamato shoots, it's a good bet it will be a double KO :p
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