Is there any real design reason for the Zaku shoulder spikes other than "It looks cool"?
False Dichotomies are Feddie Propaganda
I think Gadem is one of the only characters to do a lot of shoulder rams, and tragically, he was using a Zaku I with a smooth shoulder guard. Maybe if he had spikes he would've killed Amuro!
Technically they are meant to signify rank. Usually zaku pilots are lower class ensigns then gouf pilots who are usually officers and are more experienced. The spikes represent rank like captain, lieutenant, major.
>The spikes represent rank
If that were true, the Dom would have spikes as well, and the Gelgoogs would be made of spikes. The Gelgoog Jager would be a thrusters-covered spike.
Wait...no, what am I thinking, its just the BIG ZAM!
>Stayed in service thanks to stubborn old soldiers who had gotten used to them.
I'm going to assume that this "Old" is relative, since the zaku I was only in service for a very short time before the zaku II was made.
>The Gelgoog Jager would be a thrusters-covered spike.
Z'od-iacok would have been made for the Supreme commander, then.
>I thought I read that the spikes are its radar
>The spikes are to signify rank.
Where are you guys reading this shit from? "OutOfMyAss. org" or something?
They're just spikes for making the pauldron more effective in melee combat.
I always had a headtheory that they held things such as radars and such, like the nose-cones of fighter aircraft.
I think the better question is how there exist so many SIEG ZEON fags when the Zeon aesthetic is so awful in every UC series out there.
But why do they end up dead, or crying alone in a ditch? While Feds get riches, bitches, good times and good drinks?
Don't forget the comfort-women the Feddies share among themselves from Zeon prisoners.
Best part of being a Feddie.
Shame on you for even suggesting such a thing, the Federation clearly follows proper procedure when dealing with female captives as seen by having a woman patting down those war criminals. Probably found some diabolical plan to vaporize babies.