Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pacific%20Rim%20QuestWhen legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.You are Marshall Stacker Pentecost, commander of the remaining Jaeger forces. You've been busy, turning the Jaeger force into a mega merc company, saving lives for money. You've found a great ally in Japan, begun constructing a second Shatterdome to compliment the one in Hong Kong. Japan has also offered it's facilities in return for sovereignty over the next Jaeger you produce, Breacher Omega. They've now provided a trio of Rapid Repair/Construction (RRCDs) to aid in Jaeger upkeep. We left off after a battle for Vancouver, in which a new class 5 Kaiju escaped, and Striker took heavy damage, and a new parasitic threat was discovered.CURRENT JAEGER STATUS:STRIKER EUREKA: CRITICALLY DAMAGEDCREW INTACT (2)SUPERIOR SPEED, ARMOR, STABILITY. CARBON NANOTUBE THERMAL BLADES, 6 BARRELED ANTI-KAIJU MISSILE LAUNCHER, PULSE 'DARK MATTER' CASTER, LONG-RANGE HEAVY RAILGUN**limited to 3 rounds per mission due to weight of depleted uranium shells and gun cooling systemsCHERNO ALPHA: FULLY OPERATIONALCREW INTACT (2)HYDRAULIC FISTS, EQUIPPED WITH 415KV TESLA COILS FOR PUNCHES, PLASMA CASTER, VERY SLOW, HIGH STABILITYCRIMSON TYPHOON: FULLY OPERATIONALCREW INTACT (3)EXTREME AGILITY, AVERAGE SPEED, AVERAGE STABILITY, THREE ARMED NANOTUBE BLADES, PLASMA CASTER, TWIN CHAIN BLADES<<<AWAITING FURTHER DATA UPLINK>>>
(Not under our direct command) MAPLE FURY: FULLY OPERATIONALCREW INTACT (2)LOW SPEED, AVERAGE STABILITY, AVERAGE AGILITY, BUILT IN CARBON NANOTUBE CHAINSAXE, 500kv TESLA FIST, PULSE CANNON IN CHEST(Not under our direct command)BREACHER OMEGA: UNDER CONSTRUCTION (34%)CREW ON STANDBYHIGH AGILITY, AVERAGE SPEED, AVERAGE STRENGTH. ARM MOUNTED CARBON NANOTUBE KATANA, TESLA SPIKED FIST WITH EXPERIMENTAL INJECTORS, CHEST MOUNTED PLASMA CASTER, NUMEROUS MANEUVERING AND LIFT OFF ROCKETS TO ATTEMPT TO COUNTER KAIJU AIR POWER(Not under our direct command)DRUNKEN LASS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION (unknown completion)CREW ON STANDBYCAPABILITIES CURRENTLY UNKNOWNBehemoth is somewhere out there, and the new parasitic threat is serious. What should we do?
Rolled 12Mechlab division here. Last thread, we discussed plans to possibly purchase the USS Saratoga from the US Navy and turn it into a mobile Jaeger repair station/helicopter carrier, so we could repair Jaegers in the field without pulling them all the way back to the Shatterdome.We had also completed designs for two new Jaegers, Stalwart Borealis(pictured), a powerful heavy hitter that's sort of a mishmash of existing Jaegers.Rolling for in-field repairs on Striker Eureka to get her as fixed up as possible soon as possible, in case we can't get her back to the Shatterdome before the next fight.
>>26194599The other completed Jaeger design was Gungnir Defiant, a relatively cheap, fast-to-produce Jaeger with a Cherno-style Nuclear Flamethrower one one arm and a Gypsy Danger model Plasma Caster in the other. Neither of these have yet entered production.
The concept of a Jaeger with sonic-based weapons was also discussed, and dismissed as impractical with today's engineering, though the idea of using sonics against the Kaiju is an interesting one.
>>26194599>>26194643Interesting. The Saratoga would cost about be steep however. A nimitz class new is $4.5 Billion. Expect a price tag of minimum $2 billion. These two jaegers would cost 200 million USD a pop.
>>26194790The Saratoga's cost would be steep however* wow my grammar went to shit there.
How can I make my own Jaeger up?I have an idea
>>26194831http://apps.warnerbros.com/pacificrim/designer/us/it's... limited sadly
>>26194831The software is here: http://apps.warnerbros.com/pacificrim/designer/us/
So, with Japan working on another Jaeger scale Railgun, we've got an idea. Instead of building it into a Jaeger, we make it a gun scaled for a Jaeger to use. Any of our operational Jaegers except maybe Cherno can pick it up and carry it, then set it down when the fighting starts so it doesn't get in the way of melee.Current design calls for Crimson Typhoon or Stalwart Borealis to hold it, probably in an "I am heavy weapons guy" pose.
s'quiet today. Anyone gonna do anything about the missing Class 5 perhaps?
Last thread we were also discussing ideas for income and Public Funding.We wanted to have an accord with religious leaders to get their blessing and possibly funnel their donations. The Dalai Lama was discounted as someone to reach out to because we need China.No Merchandise was specifically promoted, though there was interest in a partnership with coca cola. Directly sponsoring mechs was out though.Our current needs include a shatterdome in Europe, and a training facility. We can probably get Europe to foot the bill on these thanks to our good will from London.Our assets include a small fleet of subs which we can use for tracking operations.
>>26194973It's a weekday, things are gonna be moving slower.>>26194982Let's get those submarines working on tracking the Cat 5. Its possibly destinations expand by the hour. I want a sub at San-Francisco, Honolulu, and Anchorage. I also want at least three subs up near the North Polar Ice Cap, and one each at the Capes of Africa and South America. We want to keep this thing in the Pacific, don't want to have another London, so if it tries to leave the Pacific we'll know where its going.
Will we get to play as Herc once Stacker dies of cancer? We should probably consider expanding our research think tank. Can we get MIT, or Berkeley, or someone on the horn?
>>26195035*capes of Australia or South America
>>26194982I'll provide some more events. You put word out to the Pope as well as a number of prolific religious leaders. Israel's Jewish council refuses. Coke is considering your offer. The UK is rapidly deteriorating. Northern Ireland has been turned over to the care of Ireland proper, and Scotland's talking about independence. The Pound has entered massive inflation.
>>26195035There's a few other country's making their own Jaegers right? How about we share whatever tracking tech and info we have. That way we need to track less of the ocean.
>>26195042We were also discussing the viability of lending out our think tank specialists in exchange for tech and industry help. We have some good ideas such as 'rod of god' and conventional weapons platforms, bu the funding for them would cut heavily into our mobile Jaeger programs. We should focus on trading this work in exchange for stuff that actually bolsters our program.We were in the process of making actual shatter domes south of Argentina and South Afica.
>>26195134We should work on figuring out how to use the Kaijus body/skeleton/weapons for Jaeger construction. If it works we'd have a renewable source of Jaeger parts just by using jaegers.
>>26195134Of course Israel'll be a dick about this.
>>26195160We also made note that parasites should be procured so we can use them for easy research. They have the same biology, and they're alive.Also, sale of Kaiju parts.Also, we were going to start looking into ways to delay Kaiju spawning, such as burying the rift under bombs and rubble.
We're short of parts. We should contact the PPDC and see about getting any other mothballed Jaegers online; point out to them that since the Kaiju Wall isn't working we need to leave our little rivalry behind and get as many Jaegers running as possible.How are repairs going on Striker Eureka?
>>26195230Matador Fury is still mothballed. We should totally get that.
>>26195198Would it be possible to build some large tripwire bombs? Kaiju comes up and BOOM it's crippled and easier to kill.
>>26195230Those missiles were rough. You'll probably have to wait to use Striker till after the next attack Behemoth tosses out.
>>26194492So I was looking at OPs image and I wondered, how the fuck did they get that gigantic corpse up on the carrier without tipping it over? Wouldn't it make more sense to stuff it with floaters and tow it?
>>26195258So we're limited to Typhoon and Cherno for now. Let's get Striker back to the shatterdome for full on repairs. We should also ask Maple Fury if they want to join our hunt for Behemoth, or if they're going to stay in Canada.
>>26195338Striker is on full speed back to Hong Kong. Maple will remain on patrol along the North American coast.
>>26195408And our submarine tracking efforts? Does Behemoth show up? Should we roll?
>>26195441Engineering back online sir.
>>26195503Good to have you back. Anyone seen Adviser Thirteen around?
>>26195441You haven't detected anything... It's like it just disappea-- The offshore sensor system you installed at Cape Horn just went offline. Gone off the map offline. You deploy a nearby submarine to see what's going on. The platform's just gone. No sign of Behemoth. 5 days till the next event.
>>26195134>Israel's Jewish council refusesOv Vey! Try again, and tell them if the Kaiju reach them it will be like another Shoa! They can't forget the 6 million! Only the Jaeger program can preserve the Jewish race, Israel, we are your greatest ally!
>>26195527He hasn't stopped in by me. Was the blimp system and oceanographic buoy system and the tracer program discussed yet?
>>26195625>>26195592Get a feed from the captain going, I want minute-to-minute updates. Let's get Crimson and Cherno ready to move out. I want Behemoth dead with enough spare time to have all three Jaegers back up in time for the next Event. Warn Argentina and Brazil that a Kaiju may be moving through their waters, and tell NATO that there's possibly a Kaiju in the Atlantic. Get Ireland on the horn and ask them if Drunken Lass is online yet.>>26195625Not yet, we've got Behemoth to deal with right now.
>>26195664Ireland says it needs more time. Brazil and Argentina deploy the entirety of their navies and America goes to Defcon 2. No one's forgotten London. But there's just no sign of the bastard. He could be anywhere, and however they're masking themselves, it's total.
>>26195812Could we look for large concentrations of ammonia in the water? Tidal displacement? Any odd sonar signals being detected by oceanic institutes?
>>26195664We're always going to be busy. We shouldn't put all business on standby just because we're in some tense straits. PPDC views us pretty low right now. We won't be getting the mothballed hulks unless we pay up or change their opinion of us.Let's open talks with them, stress that by aiding our operation it frees up their member nations to pursue other defense strategies.
>>26195845Gotta agree with Financial here. I don't like all those Jaegers sitting there collecting dust.>>26195844All this. Let's get everyone looking.
>>26195928>>26195844Nothing can be detected. It's likely the beast went as low as possible, lower than we can travel or even read.>>26195845The PPDC appears to be tied up trying to secure Vancouver. You can't even get a line through to them... what's going on there anyway...
>>26196185This is why we need to get cracking on the tagging program. If PPDC is too busy to even open a line then something is even more wrong then Vancouver being under siege. Can we send in a chopper with a security team?
>>26196217We need tactical level assets on the ground in Vancouver, and I request that my department be given funds to work on modifying shark tags for use on Kaiju. This would include a deployment system for the tags, most likely an ROV.
>>26196250>>26196217According to Canadian military reports, forces are incredibly, slowly being pushed back. The parasites are... evolving on the fly. They're naturally hardening, to the point where only heavy anti-armor rounds are piercing their shells.
>>26196436I'm requesting a sub-department be made, to research these parasites and find the most effective way to destroy them, we have neither the time, nor the resources for another London so soon.
>>26196436That's bad.Weren't we talking about chemical weapons last night? Something that reacted explosively with ammonia? Get the Chemists working on that, now. Soon as we have something that works, put it in a .50 BMG case and send it to the Canadian Army.
>>26196436We should send them our notes on current plasma weaponry research.>>26196250We don't have much for tactical assets, and the Jaegers are the wrong scale for this operation. Shark tags are a good idea.>>26196510We were working on this earlier, and it's a great idea.
>>26196510Shit man, what do you think this is, XCOM?
>>26196623basically it is.
>>26196648Except the aliens are huge sometimes.ANYWAYWe should start working on ways to keep these lice off Jaegers. I don't like the idea of a Jaeger getting swarmed by these things and brought down.
>>26196436Alright, see if Japan and China can help us out in designing a scaled-down infantry railgun capable of penetrating their chitin.If not that, work on a scaled-down plasma caster.See if we can begin getting nations of the world in on this as a combined, united project to save us all. We don't *need* the PPDC on this, but see if they're willing to throw us money and personnel to help with the parasite problem and getting enough Jaegers so that they can't GET to land.
>>26196705Except the PPDC isn't talking.This is pretty bad. Where is PPDC headquartered? Maybe we should send a physical presence there.
>>26196705This brings up another issue. What happens when these lice start overrunning the ocean floor? This could pose a serious threat to the ecosystem. We need a biological weapon to kill these things and leave Earth's biology untouched.Get every bioweapon researcher we can working on this.
>>26196724>physical presence there.A Jaeger?
>>26196809We're low on Jaegers, we need them on alert. If they're in the area though....
>>26196809No, a diplomat, do you know the clusterfuck that would cause if we walked a jaeger over to the PPDC base?
>>26196843It'll get them talking.>>26196834We could say we were getting the really good pizza around the block and wanted to drop by to see if they needed help as they haven't responded to our coms.
>>26196843Yeah, good point. We need to get eyes on scene, we don't need to beat anyone up.... unless we do.
>>26196843>>26196883Send Mako. She's been pushing for more authority in this , and I think the extra responsibility would be good for her.Weren't we planning to make her one of the pilots for Stalwart Borealis?
>>26196883>>26196869We aren't full hostile with these people, just on bad terms. Marching one of the most powerful war machines humanity has ever constructed up to someones base reeks of fuck yous and intimidation. We want to be friendlier. >>26196918I vote this, send Mako
FINALLY! Damn. Engi! Can't work without the connections! I need those fixed ASAP next time.>>26196869>>26196883>>26196918Diplomat over to the PPDC, best course of action right now. Jaegers when we A: have the numbers and B: They go full retard.Remind Israël about the 6 million, and ask them what they think will happen when the Kaiju get free reign.Class 5 is big. Very big. Now I'm not a specialist, but something of that sheer size moving though the water could make such a massive displacement, it should be detectable by the noise of the movement alone, and last I heard, the oceanographic community had some insanely powerful sonars. We want to borrow those.
>>26197036I might have brought that up earlier, but yes, we need to get on that.
>>26196918I'm cool with going mako and Raleigh borealis(assuming we aren't planning on building gypsy danger 2)
>>26196918>>26196943Make arrives at PPDC to find it in utter chaos. In light of the rapidly escalating situation, the total failure of the wall, loss of any control over the Jaeger program, and London/Vancouver, member nations no longer believe in the PPDC. Between nations pulling resources left and right, and all of the PPDC's forces in Vancouver, the group is simply crumbling. You've sent limited ground power to assess the situation in Vancouver. Allied forces lose a few miles every hour. Things aren't sustainable like this. As you lend what aid you can, a massive quaking shakes the city. Is that... A Kaiju surfacing from under the city? The beast, from the looks of it a juvenile Class 4, roars, spewing acid onto a nearby building. Your team starts to pull back towards the chopper. This is going to deteriorate very quickly. Next event in 2 days. Striker will be fully repaired in one day.
>>26197111Hm...according to their neural scans, Raleigh and Mako are pretty damned compatible. Mechlab officially recommends Mako and Raleigh as the pilot pair for Stalwart Borealis.>>26197036Yeah. Get every sonar in the Atlantic searching. It can't hide while it moves.
>>26197111Giving. Damned phone
>>26197143Oh shit. Get Chernoback in there, pronto. Keep Crimson on station. Get Maple Fury on the line and tell them to lure it out into the water.
>>26197107Just pointing it out as the best possible courses of action right now.>>26197111If you ask me, Gipsy is a name. They know him/her/it. If we build Borealis first, we can still rebuild it and then transfer Mako and Raleigh over to Gipsy 2.0 for the PR, while we give Borealis to a new team. More Jaegers, more PR, more dead Kaiju and more money to kill the Kaiju to death with.>>26197143Oh fuck. I got to clean this shit up again after the military guys are done. Umm... juvenile you say? Maple can handle that probably, have one of our Jaegers on DEFCON 1 and in the area just in case anyway.The Kaiju, they're ammonia based, correct? Flamethrowers. And I'm talking Cherno grade flamethrowers. On tanks.
>>26197212I meant the mini-kaiju skin bug things. Roast the fuckers.
>>26197212>DEFCON 1Means Nukes are in the air or in this case Jaeger is beating the shit outta the Kajiu.
>>26197143I want CHERNO STRONG and Maple on the situation yesterday, and some intel on those parasites pronto. >>26197143Formal talks of reincorporation need to happen, they've lost too almost everything, and we're getting ht with the "fuck you stick", neither of us can work do our best work independently. >>26197212Engineering would like to start on building "Hellhound" class flamethrower tanks
>>26197143Offer Canada Cherno's assistance, since the threat isn't over we're still under contract, and therefore have to help.Call in to every nation, see what they can spare to us for building a new Jaeger mass production type and researching anti-parasite weapons.
>>26197226>>26197243Flamethrowers in urban combat are not a good idea. I want high power kinetic weapons. We're talking a 120mm gun off a tank. Fuck it, let's just get Main Battle Tanks on the ground. Have the Canadian Army handle that. If possible, lets get the US Air Force in. I want A-10 Warthogs strafing the area.Engineering, give me an analysis on the feasibilty of mounting a Gau-8 Avenger on a Tank Chassis. These parasites want armor piercing, we'll give them armor piercing.>>26197282Mechlab recommends we put as many as possible of the "Gungnir Defiant" class Jaegers into production. They're designed to be cheap.
Cherno is scrambled and on his way. Maple is far closer and moves into start combat. Roll d20 for combat.But what's this? Sensors ping along the eastern seaboard of the US. Behemoth has been picked up. It seems to be rapidly headed towards... NYC. Whatever you do you won't make it in time. Clearly the higher ups in America know this. The Atlantic 3rd Fleet is moving to slow it down but... No one expects to work. Nukes are on standby.
Rolled 7>>26197332Tell the US we WILL not be on time. Better to be straight and narrow than tell them we'll do our best and arrive after millions are dead.And ask Russia about the feasibility of reactivating the Tzar Bomba they still have.
>>26197332Is Striker fixed yet?
>>26197332Ask America if the Russians can assist with AS-15 Kents loaded in Bears (Conventional)Get Typhoon in the air to New York.
Rolled 2>>26197332Recommend the navy nuke it now while it's still offshore.Rolling for combat.
Rolled 8>>26197332Rollan>>26197354>>26197363STOP ROLLING.
Rolled 10>>26197376>>26197363>>26197354jfc the dice gods hate us. Good thing it's a juvenile, and we'll have it two to one.Rolling to accelerate repairs. If we can get Striker in the field at 95% functionality, we'll do it rather than wait for 100%
Rolled 19>>26197332Scramble any air assets we have I want full guns on this think. Nukes are a go. I want crimson on the ground and any other plasma weaponry we have deployed. Prepare fundraising and disaster relief measures ahead of time.>I'd like to start prototyping the Avengers on Tank chassis, and railguns on Airbuses or other large commercial craft. And maybe keep the flamer tank on standby.
Rolled 15>Gatling TanksFunding it.
Rolled 11Alert the US Army and Marines to the fact that, Even if Behemoth gets turned away or stopped, we WILL have parasites attacking New York City. Evacuate the city immediately, of course. And get tank battalions all over the city. We want A-10s in the air.
>>26197354>>26197363>>26197376Listen to this while you read: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbyQIPww4RQFirst 3... You guys have shit luck. Also Cherno isn't there yet.Maple charges the Kaiju, chainaxe swinging. It dodges, and headbutts the Jaeger, knocking it off balance. Parasites swarm the mech, crawling all over. Maple rises and takes another swing at the beast, missing. The Kaiju spews acid, catching Maple's left leg directly, shearing it straight off. Maple collaspes. NATO radio is filled with the desperate shouting of the pilots as parasites start to breach the cockpit, swarming in. Their screams are followed by unnerving, disturbing silence. Cherno is still almost 30 minutes out.The US navy engages Behemoth. The Atlantic 3rd fleet has some of the heaviest guns and bombs in the armed forces. The last ship sinks after 20 minutes. Behemoth surges towards the shoreline. Miles away in the Oval Office, current President Conway lowers his head, and mutters, "Do it."Somewhere in eastern Pennsylvania, a missile silo opens, and a medium yield tactical nuclear missile exits like a message to the heavens, racing towards the Atlantic. It impacts about 2 miles out from Behemoth's location, the damn thing moving to fast to make a direct hit possible. Hundreds of gallons of water sear and boil away, nuclear fire charring the Kaiju, and flinging it with kilotons upon kilotons of force.
>>26197332inb4 its gozilla
Rolled 13>>26197595Get Cherno there ASAP.I want it to burn fucking EVERYTHING that isn't Maple Fury or NATO forces.
>>26197595Cherno slams into the cityscape, unleashing plasma blasts into the Kaiju, sending a sheared off arm off towards the ground. The creature roars and charges. Cherno stabilizes and powers up it's Tesla fists, making sure to prepare a hammerfist. The Kaiju slams into the Jaeger, but takes a 830kv MMA style slam to it's head as it does so, shattering it's young skull, and splintering it's brain.
>>26197595Don't tell me it gets flung INTO NYCHow far out is Crimson?
>>26197595Dude, not as part of the quest right now, but pretty much no nuclear missile in the US arsenal now is not a MIRV. Unless it's some kind of tucked away strategic single warhead (multi megaton yield), it should be raining nuclear warheads. Peacekeeper II missiles pack NINE! warheads, and those are the single most common one in the US arsenal.Now I get the 'dramatic tension', it's just that I don't expect the USA to do anything less than 'it's the only way to be sure' on a Class 5 Kaiju heading straight for the economic capital of the western hemisphere.
Rolled 20>>26197470Liquid nitrogen flamethrower style weapon?
>>26197659You're forgetting things like W81s.
>>26197672Can we use this roll for something important?>>26197430As well as this one?
>>26197672According to your roll, it works perfectly.We have engineered the perfect liquid nitrogen spraying gun.>>26197659He said tactical missile
>>26197695If so I want to start getting that thing into the hands of our troops, those parasites can't do anything on ice with several .50 cal rounds in them.
>>26197672A scientist in R&D has disconcertingly started calling himself Dr. Freeze, but he has been safely terminated and his weapon reproduced. All ground units in Vancouver will soon receive Light Nitrogen Rifles.
Behemoth's body floats to the surface outside of NYC and the Atlantic 2nd Fleet moves in. It's still alive, but crippled, unable to move or attack.
>>26197790Let's get them to the US Army units around New York too.>>26197815Have the seventh fleet put everything they have into its skull. We want it dead, now.
>>26197825*second fleetAlso, coat the entire body in napalm and light it. We don't want parasites getting at the Navy.Mechlab's offering its repair services to the Canadians for work on Maple Fury.
>>26197815I'd like to see if biology can get multiple scavenging teams up to the creature once its neutralized.Beaches are to be shut down, and I want troops on standby for any parasites
Also; possible design for a new weapon; a gun, Jaeger scale, that launches a long tungsten spike with just enough force to bury it squarely in a Kaiju's body. Once it's buried, the sub-kiloton warhead detonates inside the Kaiju's body.
>>26197853we should send typhoon or cherno to monitor behemoth to make sure that it isn't playing possum. Also we should consider reopening the Lima shatterdome(at least I think thats where the wiki said the south american shatterdome was) when we get the chance(and the Jaegers).
>>26197929I think I can get a team of people on the nuclear speargun.The mighty guide, I would like to have engineering work on> Tagging system for Kaiju( Primary task) >Railgun plane/tank (Secondary) >Nuclear speargun for Jaeger combat (Tertiary)
>>26197929I LIKE IT
Rolled 5>>26198053What about the Gatling Tanks?Anyway, reset the War Clock.Let's ask the US and China if we can use some of their production facilities. We have more Jaeger designs on the table than we have factories and manpower to make them.Rolling to assist with immediate repairs of Maple Fury using repair drones.
>>26198085>>26197815Inform the US we'd like to get Typhoon on station in case it's a ruse, but if they wish to proceed without us we can't stop them.Again, status of getting nations to directly invest in us for Jaeger production?If we can produce even Mark IVs from a mass-production line at a rate of 2-3 per week we might do better, especially if we can get the funding for more than one line.
>Go watch Pacific Rim>I bet someone on /tg/ will turn this into a quest within a month>Check the catalog>Pacific Rim Quest Part 3
I think this is relevant.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoKokkV7fNQ
>>26198477And we've already got four namefags, with another one from last night currently AWOL.
>>26198477we move fast around these parts
Holy Shit...New York got saved? Good good. PPDC is officially dead and scattered. The world needs to put their collective trust in something. We are in the prime position to take that spot. 'The successor to the PPDC' is how we can bill ourselves.We're going to need capital, alot of it. We need that Azorean Shatterdome. We need Jaegers in excess. The USA has now been attacked, the USA can now be persuaded to pay. PPDC is without force, just take the mothballed units. How many Jaegers can we get from that? Matador, what else?
>>26198522Financial here.Yeah, I'm pretty much the one that started that. I wanted to delineate that I was a clear viewpoint on monetary matters.For something X-Com style, I think it actually helps with clarity. There's a fair amounf of argument and back and forth. This keeps people from thinking a samefag is a majority.Sage because not actually part of quest.
>>26198477HAHA my internet's being very sketchy. Typhoon is deployed on scene, but the US seems to be restraining Behemoth, not killing it.
>>26198603I just kinda followed his example.
>>26198553Agreed. Let's take control of all the mothballed Jaegers immediately, before the PPDC can recover.Get Mako back from PPDC headquarters, get her and Raleigh to work on drift practice, then we're gonna get them into the first Jaeger we can reactivate. How many pilots do we have ready?>>26198603I noticed during the last thread that I was most interested in messing around with Jaeger designs and other technical stuff. Now, here I am.
>>26198653We don't have many pilots, enough to crew. Maybe a few on standby.We haven't gotten the Academy up yet.We really, really need to step up training
>>26198694Propaganda it up then. "The Last, Best Hope for Humanity" >And get the U.S. on the horn about what they're doing with Behemoth.
>>26198653I agree with taking the mothballed jaegers but we should at least notify the UN that we're doing it I usually namefag when I participate in quests
>>26198735It's their kill, they get to keep the body...but yeah we at least want to know what they're up to.>>26198784Yeah, notify the UN, but we're going over the PPDC's heads because they aren't using them for anything and we're using them to save the world.
I've got an idea, maybe a failsafe for JOS, in the event one pilot is killed, or otherwise incapacitated, then they could at least flee easier. The AI obviously wouldn't have the capacity to replace a human pilot.
>>26198814But It's Not Dying. The nukes are only slowing it down. Hell, Crimson Typhoon is a risky bet.We need weaponized craft specialized in slowing Kaiju down, and being distractions during combat. I know Plasma helis has been proposed before. Where could we get the money for this? USA could easilly fund it, and has an interest now.
>>26198894more importantly, can you power plasma tech outside of reactor-bearing craft?feasibility of buying the air support of Kinetic Kill Trident and Tomahawk missiles from the US?
>>26198894We have infantry scale nitrogen rifles, could scaling them up work?
>>26197815We need to get the US back in the fight.See if we can't negotiate for the use of American factories for Jaeger production.Also, a New York area Shatterdome might be worth the investment if Kaiju keep attacking Atlantic cities.. See if we can't set something up along the coast of New Jersey or Long Island.
>>26198931Ask Biology. >>26198929If those worked, then they'd be using them right now.
>>26198931thermal will always work better on high-er surface-area to mass ratios meaning the smaller Kaiju will be more vulnerable than the larger, unless it's some sort of fractal coolant array design oriented to delve into proper ranged skirmishingProposition: get Jaeger Scale railguns in production, some sort of one-shot lancer that can be bolted on in a jiffy and just as quickly ejected after firing; give Cherno a scattergun model mounted underarms>>26198965Kinetic Injector warheads then?
>>26198992QM I'd like to research this line of thought.>>26198965QM I'd like to see if Bio can research this.
I just get up and--WHOAH, the President nuked the East Coast?!Well...at least New York is salvageable. Maybe now that the PPDC is in disarray we can...reclaim...some of their assets. Also, get some of our boys on the ground to gather what Kaiju remains they can. I want our scientists in Biology to pick apart whatever we can find.
>>26199075Disposable railguns, (multiple) Kinetic Injectors for missile warheads, or both?
Well, he detonated a nuclear warhead underwater off the east coast. Frankly, that was easily worth a disabled Category 5.
Yeah my internet's just too spotty right now. gonna manage to archive this and cut it off. Do your thing guys, brainstorm how to deal with these fucks. Thanks for a great thread!
>>26198553>How about new London?Imagine it a Moral boost for the human race and the first Human city completly underground?
>>26199331Before you go, when's the next thread?
>>26198694We still need to decide on /where/ to house our Academy, if not repurpose an existing military/PMC training facility. If we can buy some space from the Chinese, we could keep the Academy local and simply build it as an extension to our Shatterdome here in Hong Kong. Alternatively, it could be an add-on to a second Shatterdome we could build. Thirdly, we could simply repossess the Anchorage Shatterdome and use its Academy facilities. Might need a bit of fixer-upper work, but it could be worth it.
>>26199349Third option sounds like the best. Anchorage academy shatterdome
>>26199265Its certainly better than a Kaiju tearing up lower Manhattan, Jersey, or Long Island.But I doubt I'll be eating any irradiated Atlantic fish any time soon...
>>26199348ummmm two days if all goes well. If not, 4 days.
>>26199376Could we have some way of contacting you to check up? Skype, maybe?
>>26199360>>26199349I was thinking we could ask Europe to foot the bill for something brand new, but Anchorage is a pretty good idea.
>>26199394A fair amount of QM's are doing twitter feeds.
>>26198522I'm a friend with Advisor Thirteen, if that's who you're talking about. I told him to get online and gave him the link.
>>26199421Yeah let's do that. Follow @TheMightyGuide on twitter. I think it's linked to my youtube too...
>>26199445I don't have a twitter.....
>>26199406If we plan on using the Anchorage facility, then we should keep Miss Mori at the PPDC headquarters as a liaison of sorts, our representatives for negotiating the purchase and, hopefully, reactivation of the old PPDC Shatterdomes, as well as any of the deactivated or totaled Jaegers in Oblivion Bay.
>>26199457They're free. And the easiest way for someone to throw out messages without having to invest much time.
>>26199487I'll have to check it out.
>>26199466Miss Mori's a pilot. We need her. Someone better at diplomacy can replace her there
>>26199547She's already at the PPDC HQ, and besides that, we don't even have a Jaeger for her to pilot. Breacher Omega is still being put together, and Borealis and Gugnir are still just blueprints. Yes, her English could use a little work, but right now she's our best bet for us looking professional and looking like we mean business.Besides, who else would we send? Raleigh? That Kaiju groupie in Biology? That one mathmetician with the cane? Certainly not me--they'll take one look at me and think I'm just some punk cybergoth bitch.
>>26199075That's more J-Tech's area of expertise. Besides, we're horribly understaffed as if, and our smartest mind is a Kaiju groupie.
>>26199547False. In this setting, we (Marshal Pentecost) have not yet decided her fit for combat. She's no pilot, and would be one of our best fits for a smart woman who we can trust.
>>26199668Got a point there. And we need me on the ground here in the Shatterdome. Breacher's legs are coming together nicely.
>>26199683I think we're a bit more staffed then that.
>>26199349>>26199360Concurrence: Repo Anchorage.>>26199357Noted.Further Proposition: possibility of integrating earlier proposal of static railguns with nuclear/fusion-powered railroads, a return to limited-mobility artillery used in the Second World War, with underground bunker-stations housing deployment and repair facilities. Any line may ship the platforms across a continent, but reactor-served sections of coastline could provide set tie-in points for gun-carriage power feeds completed with buried and sensor damped discharge capacitor/transformer stations. A Living Wall, if you will, capable of reacting to and avoiding nearby Kaiju at range, separation of subsystems and redundant transit lines and emplacement points as well as decoy emplacements meant to draw any 'Sensor-High' kaiju into a killbox.Each train would be composed of a discharge car that physically links to the emplacement point and provides insulation of gun-carriages from any overloads. A pushing engine and redundant pulling engine on opposite end, running only one engine at a time except in emergency situations and to close the gap on uncertain timelines. Finally the battery of independant gun-carriages capable of 360-degree engagement via radial stabilizing arms, numbering one to three elements supplied by a dedicated hopper car to each gun car; each gun car would also be capable of hooking directly to the power feed of an emplacement point if the discharge car should be knocked out; however, limited load-bearing power lines would preclude the whole battery from firing in this configuration, but the redundant engine could carry the remaining battery to further emplacement points or back to a bunkered station for repair/rearmament of the discharge car and ammunition hoppers.The only truly expensive portion of the system aside from establishing nuclear infrastructure on strategic coastal rail lines would be the gun cars themselves
>>26199756It's limited but it might work. WOuld it be possible to simply design semi-mobile artillery pieces and sell them to various countries or just use them as a reserve/bunker force in countries that pay for our protection. I'm not sure how exactly our finances work, but a railgun artillery piece might be a good investment.
>>26199756So railcar railguns? Cos all I'm hearing from this proposal are railcar railguns. Which I am totally okay with--though the system will still be limited by the actual railway itself.
>>26199864I think our money would be better spent on building more factories to produce more Jaegers.
>>26199731Gottlieb and Geiszler are our top thinkers. Gottlieb's currently predicting Kaiju attacks, and I think we should have him keep at it. Geiszler, on the other hand could do with a few more samples, epidermal tissue would be nice, that way we can test what works best on penetrating their skin, and collaborate with J-Tech from there.
>>26198931I'm reminded of the old Mark-1 Jaeger Horizon Brave. One of its signature moves was a sort of "Liquid Nitrogen Suckerpunch", where it would freeze sections of a Kaiju, then punch those sections off, shattering the Kaiju and effectively reducing Kaiju Blue spread.
>>26199942Breacher Omega one-ups that with a Liquid Nitrogen Katana.
>>26199942This could be at range though, giving us a slight advantage.
>>26200094Just what did you have in mind, Engineering? I'd imagine the Liquid Nitrogen cannons would only really be usable at close range--hell, Horizon Brave's Cryo-Cannons were housed in its shoulders to maximize damage and maneuverability.
>>26200240I was thinking more along the lines of a sniper/support weapon, able to weaken Kaiju at range to give our Jaeger's better odds up close.
Alright everyone, they need me downstairs working on Breacher. I might be back up here in the war room later.Off to play some vidya. Might check up on this thread later tonight
Adviser Thirteen reporting in - Sorry I'm late gentlemen, what's the current situation?Did the Chemistry Department's tests on the parasites go well?
We should make power suits so the military can take on the parasites like the jaegers can take on the kaiju
>>26200489Our Category 5 problem resurfaced in NYC, the President nuked it, and now the US Second Fleet is setting up a perimeter around it. It's not dead, but it's immobilized.Meanwhile, the PPDC is falling into disarray, and Miss Mori is our eyes and ears on the ground as the chaos grows around her.Also, Vancouver is getting wrecked by those parasites, as well as the appearance of a baby Kaiju.So. Situation Normal, All Fucked Up.
>>26200637Of course. It circled the world all the way around just to hit New York? This is making hardly any sense.... They're getting smarter, attacking places we'd least expect.A shame about the PPDC, not really, but I hope they at least turn over the old Jaeger parts to us.A baby kaiju, and parasites? That's not looking good for Vancouver, this'll take some time to retaliate..
>>26200637>It's not dead, but it's immobilized.Do you think we could get a few samples from it? Maybe coerce the US government somehow? Dr. Geiszler would love that.
>>26200721It seems like its hitting iconic cities almost. >>26200744We might if we can work out a deal with the U.S.
>>26200754Indeed it does seem that way. But how do they know? This can't be some randomly orchestrated attacks, I'm sure we're all aware that this is a much more....organized attack scheme than some random animals. >>26200637We have to, that Kaiju is invaluable to us.
>>26197595He does realize that Nukes don't do shit against Kaiju right? It took fucking three of them to take down the first Kaiju that turned up. THe president of the USA must be fucking retarded if he believes that a nuke will do jack shit to the Kaiju.
>>26201204nukes can fuck up a kaiju, or did you not watch the movie? also, Trespasser had 3 fired at it, only the last one hit it, it takes a pretty much direct hit to harm them seriouslythe whole thing with not flinging nukes everywhere is it causes just as much, if not more collateral damage than the Kaiju, its just not a sustainable defense
>>26201249Yeah, a 200 megaton nuke. Some how, I doubt the President was willing to drop a fucker that size right on top of his own damn country.
>>26201321>200 megaton...the biggest ever made was 57 megaton, and after around 30 or so, you get depreciating gains, so its not worth it when you get a better bang with 9-16 470 kiloton warheads
>>26195134>One Kaiju attacks london>UK shits itself and fall apartWhat
>>26201321If you'd paid attention, you'd note that is was dropped into the Atlantic, not NYC.
>>26201524London is pretty much the only thing holding together the UK, its the centre of everything, economics, business, government and industry HQcut off the head, and the snake runs the the hills seeking independence
>>26201685OH GOD WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THE ROYAL FAMILY IS OKAYAlso I'm back
>>26201705who gives a shit, they literally do nothing for the UK, they have almost no power, and any they do cannot be used because it ceased being feasible in the 1800s
>>26201733They're still symbolic. And in the wake of a crisis like this, the UK might just look to a royal figure to hold it together if the democratic government didn't make it out.I wouldn't know, I'm not British. Now stop the politic talk, we're here to care about giant robots punching giant monsters.
>>26201778>we're here to care about giant robots punching giant monsters.So how about a british Jaeger thats teh shape of one of those royal guards with the stupid huge wool hat?
Fuck, I'm late. I was busy... gathering reports, yeah, that works. Gathering reports on public opinion. Boys aged 8-23 are our biggest supporters currently, and I quote from one 13 year old "There's nothing cooler then a fucking huge robot with awesome guns!" he was promptly dragged off and punished by his mother for his foul language. Studies show that people believe we should have more advanced weaponry then we do now. With the release of the Light Nitrogen Rifles, people are slowly leaning towards our side. Our main detractor, Israel, is still agitating, but not successfully after London. People are scared and need heros. It's time for the Boots and Capes Jagers to save the world apparently.
>>26200754Not iconic cities--major population centers. Think back to the old Cold War strategies used by the US and Russia--ICBM's were to be launched at major population centers in addition to centers of government and possible sites where governmental officials could continue governing in the event of nuclear holocaust.The same thing is happening here: the Kaiju have been, ever since K-Day, targeting major population centers to quickly bring along the destruction of our race. They may not know our centers of government but it doesn't matter: they see a place along the coast that has a couple skyscrapers poking out over the horizon, that place is a target.
>>26201876We might want to make a line of action figures or something, if its young males that support us the most.
>>26201876So if we reactivate the mothballed Jaegers, will that be good for PR? The whole trope of reactivating an old army and being more badass than before somehow, like Tony Stark and all the Iron Man suits in the third movie, that should appeal to people, right?>>26201922Get Namco on the horn, let's make a licensed video game.
>>26201832London has been destroyed. With the Royal Family dead (Chances are), the Tower of London gone, Big Ben destroyed, and the London Bridge collapsed, chances are the beefeaters aren't the greatest symbol of English Pride currently.How about a giant Livingston & Stanley Jager, the ultimate Hunter, conqueror of the "Dark Continent"? Complete with Hat.
>>26201969>How about a giant Livingston & Stanley Jager, the ultimate Hunter, conqueror of the "Dark Continent"? Complete with Hat.as long as it has a double barrel railgun in the shape of a H&H double barrel big game rifle, it gets my vote
>>26201953Let's get all our copyrights set up, we'll need a Television show, Video Game (That can also be a training simulator. Perhaps we could mass produce something for around $500 for the public a piece, and then hold a World Wide competition, where the winner gets a ride along in a Jager?) and let's make sure we can show profit.
>>26201969Frankly, we're going to be designing Jaegers to be the best fighters they can be, not to appeal to national pride of one particular country. Mechlab is officially vetoing any modifications made to a Jaeger's design for nationality reasons. This is everyone's show.
>>26201998Of course, we're going for Iconic and recognizable. It needs to be stolid and proud, a huge machine, unmoveable and Unflinching, just like British Pride.
>>26202021I feel like that last part would go horribly wrong and a Kaiju would pop up as soon as we put an observer in one.
>>26201913Fair enough, but why go through the trouble of swimming all the way to London or New York?Surely there are closer targets with high population. Los Angeles, San Diego, Seatle, just to name a few.Something doesn't make sense here. And we need to start making sense of it before we get caught off guard in Miami or something...
>>26202077Seems to me like they know where our heaviest coverage is, so they're hitting more lightly defended targets to destabalize is.
>>26202033Solidarity between the world is an important thing, especially since the nation is collapsing in wake of that disaster. It'll make us look even better for supporting them, it makes London a Martyr, and by doing so, it makes any of our detractors appear to be on the same level of batshit crazy as Holocaust Deniers. Plus, don't you guys WANT to build a Double Barreled Rail Cannon? I know I want to see it in action.
>>26202077London was a city of history. It had stood and weathered some of the worst disasters and attacks known to mankind. It was annihilated. It could stand the fucking Blitz for Christ's sake! The fact that it was leveled in less then a few hours is truly terrifying.
>>26202106We can't do specific countries Jaeger's simply because of the backlash of watching "Queens Blackjack" getting blow to crap by a Kaiju. Although I will research a double barreled cannon, I, would enjoy seeing it, as well as squad level railguns to provide tactical support.
>>26201953I'd imagine the reactivation of all those old Jaegers would be good for PR. Seeing all those old robots back in action again would stir up a lot of nostalgia, memories about the good days of the Kaiju War.It'll cost quite a bit, however, to bring all those old girls back online, and a bit more to modernize them--up-armor the old Mark 1's and 2's, calibrate or otherwise replace aging plasma or ballistic weaponry, and refurb or replace completely aged hardware.My first choice for this massive undertaking *would* have been Gipsy Danger, but seeing as we cannibalized her, I think it would be good to start with Coyote Tango, Marhsall Pentecost's old Jaeger.
>>26202160Perhaps it can be implied? We could have the Helmet on a Pauldron. We know how much Britain loves Pauldrons.
>>26202160Also because anything on a Jaeger that does not kill Kaiju is a waste of resources. Mechlab will not advocate wasting resources. We have scant money to build with, and every dollar counts.>>26202178Not likely. Coyote Tango is a steel coffin with nowhere near enough radiation shielding. We'll probably be cannibalizing her, too. I'm talking about the Mark 3s and 4s we can get online. The 1s and 2s aren't likely to be worth it.
>>26202095My point is that these "wild animals", these "chaotic rampaging monsters" seem to have a strategy. One that we don't fully understand and aren't prepared to counter.There is a reason they're swimming arong the fucking world. There is a reason for London and New York.And if we want to stay one step ahea we better start guessing at what the next likely target might be. Because if anything London and New York have demonstrated how woefully under prepared we are for Atlantic attacks.Never mind the fact that there are what? Less than a dozen operational Jaegers on the planet? And 4 of those are based in Hong Kong?
>>26202178How about Mammoth Apostle? I'm not sure what mark she is but I'll be damned if that isn't one of the most bad ass names.
>>26202219The Mk1's and 2's can be useful as emplacement Jagers. Something remotely controlled, with no pilot inside it. Then we get a Jager somewhere we won't use it often, but it'll be ready to stall a Kaiju just in case, we don't have to spend more funding to make it from scratch, and we find out a way to protect our pilots.
>>26202106if it makes Israel into something as wonderful as holocaust deniers, then I'm all for it.
>>26202268I think Vulcan Specter is the best choice to start with. She's a Mark 3, Australian, lots of part compliance with Striker Eureka, which will cut down on maintenance costs.
>>26202296Is it even possible to remotely control a Jaeger?
>>>26202178 (You)Which is why I suggested not only restoring the old Jaegers but /modernizing/ them. Strip off the heavier, bulky armor with lighter, stronger modern armor and upgrading those shoulder cannons with some high-powered plasma cannons--or hell, railguns. Coyote was very powerful, just lightly armored and somewhat slow. If we modernize her, I'm sure she'll be a ready addition to our growing Jaeger fleet.
>>26202331I'm not sure what timeline we're using but apparently she was destroyed just prior to the movie.http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Vulcan_Specter
>>26202219Mechlab can eat a dick because he has no idea how to do morale. If the Jaeger is at least somewhat british, be it pilots, parts or even just the paint job, it'll give the world a boost, especially Europe, and we need their support.
>>26202359meant to reply to>>26202219
>>26202241>Less than a dozen operational JaegersLess than HALF a dozen operational Jaegers. Excuse me.But my point stands. If we can't guess where the next attack will hit, another "London" is inevitable.
>>26202359I'm all for it.>>26202349I'm sure we can find a way. We're the most industrious species on this planet. We just have to work at it.
>>26202331I'll second Vulcan Specter, Striker was designed based on what the Aussies learned with Vulcan, that speed and maneuverability are king when dealing with the more powerful Kaiju, Vulcan was pretty much Strikers little mk3 sister
Have we had any luck with developing smaller scale Jaeger type weapons and equipment? Single pilot models while smaller and less likely to handle a full kaiju could help us with the babies and parasites we've been fighting, especially if we can shrink some of the full Jaeger class weapons so that they work with the smaller models. We could build them faster and more cheaply than our large scale models.
>>26202364im sure there are bits left over, does not say how badly destroyed, could just be like CT with the head torn off
>>26202366Train a British crew and name it Union Jack.That'll be a big morale boost to the people of England.
>>26202414We have man portable nitrogen guns, but I don't think we've scaled anything down yet.>MFW Knight-class Jaeger
>>26202414Tanks can handle that role better than a mech.>>26202427That was during the movie; this diverged right before the movie starts. Up to the QM if Vulcan made it.>>26202440Give me a pair of British pilots and prove they're the best for the job and I'll do it, but I'm not using a flag where a pole does the job better.
>>26202414Not thus far, it's simply too much strain on one pilot. Hence why we're attempting to make Long Distance Drift/ Remote Drift technology, perhaps we would be able to make smaller devices then.
>>26202470If engineering can report, I'd rather just use a big damn gun.
>>26202470I'm not talking small as a tank but still smaller than a full Jaeger, something light enough for near mass production while still retaining near Jaeger scale weapons. Something capable of hurting a Kaiju but still being expendable.
>>26202470I'm not talking about any silly flag-related weaponry. Leave that to Maple Bacon and the Drunken Irishman.Just paint a 50 foot tall British flag on the chest and shoulders and call it a day.As for fining a crew... Surely somebody in Recruitment/Training can find people. Hell, the Marshal and his parter were a British crew.
>>26202470Jesus christ Mechlab, its not even that hard you dense motherfucker. If we can get at least one thing for the British, and global, media to latch onto about them contributing in any way to the Jaeger program, it'll show people that we aren't abandoning them and that they can actually help fight the fucking Kaiju. Jesus wept, we can't just save the world and then leave it to commit suicide.
>>26202566Warhound Jaeger then? Or Imperial Knight style Jaeger?
>>26202566Cheaper to build tanks. Tanks can fit heavy enough weapons to handle the Lice, without all the engineering difficulties related to the mech.
>>26202611It was a metaphor.Look, if you guys want a Union Jack painted on a mech, we might be able to rename Robot Rock. But we're not doing any design changes, just paint scheme.
>>26202621Power armor might be more viable. Actual power armor at any rate (the kind that increases strength, endurance, etc), since we could use it in both our construction facilities and for military purposes. Hell, we could sell that shit for a tidy profit to construction and emergency groups.
>>26202697>>26202651Would you be interested in a joint project Mechlab?
>>26202740Possibly. It could certainly help with the heavy lifting part of Jaeger construction.
>>26202651Fair enough. It's not like we have Jaegers rolling off some magical assembly line somewhere.But yeah, something to let the British get into the fight would probably be a good move from both a PR and Logistics standpoint. We NEED Atlantic Jaegers.
>>26202740Can we even minimize the sort of system we use on the jaegers that well? I mean the power plants alone would be hell to shrink or find an equivalent of. That was why i was thinking half sized Jaegers, its a minimization but not too severe of one to be out of reach.
>>26202811A half sized Jaeger would be too small to fight Kaiju and too big to fight parasites.
>>26202811We could try shrinking plasma containment units, as those might be the most promising for the powered armor. Also, dat green energy selling point
>>26202833I'm figuring them as sort of an easier to produce half measure, Jaeger scale, or near Jaeger scale weapons but a ligther more fragile frame.
>>26202811This is dumb. Their only possible use would be in combat tournaments and selling to sweaty nerds. >>26202851We need to get it man portable sized. Not a massive suit carrying numerous guns and shit, but an exo-skeleton used to actually increase an individuals strength/endurance would be extremely useful.
>>26202868Notice the dozens on dozens of Mark 1 and Mark 2 Jaegers lost in combat over the years.Notice how many of them were smaller than Mark 3s and 4s.Notice how the only Mark 1 still in operation today is also the largest.
>>26202811A half-sized Jaeger would still be 10 stories tall.To miniaturize a Jaeger to be small enough to be useful in fighting the parasites would be a significant project. Not impossible, but drawing up plans, building a prototype, conducting field tests, etc would all need to take place before they could be manufactured in any significant numbers.
>>26202902that was my thought exactly
>>26202950All of which would cut into production of the fullsize Jaegers. Mechlab is going to build Breacher Omega, Stalwart Borealis, and Gungnir Defiant. Those three projects are our priority now. Powered exoskeletons are a possibility, especially interesting because they could help speed up production. Half-size Jaegers will only waste resources and get pilots killed.
>>26201876I wonder if the Mossad's infiltrated us yet.
>>26202077>Miami...Guys...What if.........What if we put Jacket and Biker in a Jaeger
>>26203410You there, Yes you! Good job, keep it flowing.
>>26203607Well on that note, I'd say it's time to give the hotline a call
We NEED more pilots. I was under the impression Japan was letting us lease out an academy there? Also, get the PR boys out recruiting, the more people we have to test the more likely we can get actually pilots. Offer free copies of the training manual, and have a test to see if them and their partner are close to what we need. If we absolutely have to, train them out of the Hong Kong Shatterdome.
>>26203109Why on earth would Israel have the gall to sabotage what is the first and only line of defense against the complete extermination by way of giant monsters?
Regarding helping the uk, I'd suggest that, if possible, we source construction of our next jaeger to them. The injection of funds will fuel economic recovery with industrial demand and should go some way to helping their economy recover.
>>26202349>>26202387There most certainly will be drift lag from remote pilot pairs, but retaining valuable human assets IF our organization can emplace a reliable mass production infrastructure for such skirmishing Jaegers as opposed to the high-quality brawlers that exist now, well, the difference will be as decisive as the Sherman or Bradley.
we need better cockpits!
>>26204991Insulate pilots from sensor grids via basic bulkheads and armored walls? Id est, turn the cockpit into a CIC by way of pasting sensors on the exterior of the armor and routing the data feeds through micropores in the hull? How are Jaeger cockpits constructed anyways?
>>26204991after maple fury's pilot got om nomed I agree
Good afternoon, gentlemen. I apologize for my late attendance, but I felt my presence was needed in the face of our recent losses.>>26203709In response to the earlier suggestion, the recruitment of prison inmates, particularly those with psychopathic or ultraviolent tendencies, could provide an entirely new, and entirely more vicious, breed of pilot. It warrants investigation.
>>26204991>>26205253>>26205641I concur. As much as we would like to believe we have a near inexhaustible supply of pilots, there aren't many that can handle the strain of piloting, and the time constraints make it nigh impossible to test every possible team's compatibility.Keeping the pilots we have alive should be one of our top priorities from here on out
>>26204256FACE THE POWEROF RELIGION
>>26205253The cockpits are basically as you described--fully sealed, lots of sensors that feed data to the pilots inside by way of holographic, haptic interfaces. Any sort of objects the Jaeger picks up are even illustrated in full by these same holographic interfaces; the ability to do so may have been possible as early as the Mark-3's, as evidenced by Gipsy Danger's fight against Knifehead.The only real design quirks that are mentionable in Conn Pod design would be a detachable Conn Pod and the fact that the "visor" part of the face is literally the only thing keeping the pilots shielded from the outside world. I'm guessing it would make sense to just seal that whole with more armor and just let digital interfaces do the trick, but in the event of the electrical system being taken out, fighting "manually" with visual confirmation of targets might be the only way our pilots will be able to fight.
>>26206460We don't even have a training academy yet, so our abilities to train and recruit new pilots is a moot point. There's been some talk about grabbing an old training facility from the quickly downspiraling PPDC, but it's really still up in the air.
>>26206382Christ man, haven't you seen Robocop 2? Or ANY movie that ever involved prison inmates in this sort of setting?I recognize that I just build the Jaegers and have no authority over who pilots them, but I believe putting an inmate in a Jaeger specifically for his psychopathic tendencies is insane. It does not warrant investigation, and I think Human Resources warrants a new director.>>26206603We've been talking about reclaiming the Anchorage shatterdome, since it had a built in training academy.
>>26202950I'm thinking something along the lines of the Elemental armor from Mechwarrior. I'm not the anon who came up with the idea, but if we can put the Jager tech to use making powered armor for dealing with our parasite problem, it might make a difference.
>>26207100Implementing a program like the one you are describing would have to be a long term goal. With the amount of personnel needed to be trained for the use and care of this technology that we haven't yet developed or even prototyped, this is not a project we can immediately dedicate vital manpower to, especially in the wake of event events. I advise that we continue the development of infantry small arms to efficiently combat the threat of the parasites, as we are doing with the liquid nitrogen ammunition. We don't need a brand new weapons platform, we just need to step up what we already have.>>26206620I understand that the prospect sounds risky, but we're looking for fighters to pilot these things. How well can any basement dwelling twenty something hold up against a Kaiju of any kind?Now think about a weapon like the Jaeger controlled by a killer, someone who can fight however the situation dictates, with whatever they have on hand.We need fighters, not fanboys.
>>26207522* recent events
>>26207522That being said, developing better body armour could be considered a priority. Maybe we can get the bio labs working on a new synthetic, something more resistant to the damage the parasites can put out. Hell, maybe we can salvage some epidermal tissue from Behemoth and see how Kaiju hide fares against their own kind.
>>26207588OOC let's fucking build those elementals trueborns will save our world yet again
>>26204256Israel made it public knowledge that they were none too pleased with us going mercenary. It wouldn't be surprising if they've got a few agents to keep tabs on us already. Aside from that, how about those parasites? I think first priority with dealing with them is to figure out how to treat people who've been bitten.
>>26207921ain't much way but a bullet to the brain case I think
>>26207522>We need fighters, not fanboys.Yes, but we don't want ax murderers either.We want mentally stable people. If for no other reason than Drift-stability. We've seen the effects traumatic memories can have on Neural Handshakes.
>>26207921Israel can suck my spare, left Kaiju nut.
>>26208300Matador Fury was piloted by ex cons, and she was one of the finest of the Mark IV's
>>26208141Maybe we could snag a few of the infected corpses for study
>>26206586Emergency Armored Visor Ejection, secure the visor bulkhead via explosive bolts that trigger in the event of pilot activation (put it somewhere easy to reach from the pilot's anchorage inside the cockpit) or sufficient loss of sensor feeds.Armored video-glasses for giant robots.
>>26208300I don't get why we can't develop a written test that will weed out the non useful candidates and do old style training. Granted we have no Facilities RIGHT NOW, but starting to recruit can't hurt. Though I'd like to be able to help in selection, in conjunction with the Science team, and HR. Get Beckit in here too
>>26214033Because making the standardized test pen and paper can't accurately judge the level of psychic potential in an individual. The process of testing volunteers is a long and arduous one
>>26209639Speaking of which, how are our connections to the various Kaiju black market dealers?I say this because if we get some of the science boys to look over the Kaiju parts, we could possibly find some hand new designs and such.
>>26214033>in conjunction with the Science team. How do you expect us to help? That's LOCCENT's job
You remember that plan we had to make mini jaegers fight each other for money?What if we use mini jaegers to fight the skin parasites and then we can sell the old ones to used be for sports or whatever.
>>26217675Testing parameters, Y'all could help develop cheap testing units that MechLab can help build. No need to get snappy.>>26214689I didn't mean to imply this is what determines Psychic potency. This would literally be an SAT style test that would require scores within a certain parameter to move on. Yes, it doesn't actually test anything, but it makes it appear that we have a plan of more than just jump from one place to another and collect funds. This gives the illusion we are making lots of progress. Plus, it gives us suitable people to use in other regards, such as security, logistics, that sort of think. I'm not saying do it, but it wouldn't hurt to look into it.
>>26217964That might've come off as more antagonistic than I intended, my bad. Nothing's been going right, and I think we're all on edge here in the labs. I suppose we could help construct virtual simulations, so it wouldn't be too large a drain on out budget.
>>26218558Forgivable my friend. With Maple Fury down, I'm dying to get back the cockpit so I feel you guys. Let me know If i can help
>>26218777On the subject of Maple Fury's early demise, these parasites are a problem. Any thoughts on defensive thermal weapons, like an RCS-style array of integral nozzles that pump thermal waste from the reactor or liquid N2 over the skin of the Jaeger once it detects contact with Kaiju or when the pilots panic?
>>26220281I was thinking perhaps some sort of Thermal Displacer? Perhaps the heat put out by the reactors is channeled under the "skin" burning the little bastards off? It'd be a pain to implement in the current Jaegers though...
>>26220281Why not electrified armor?
>>26220485High-voltage electric mesh over the armor?Tesla plating, more or less.>>26220535Bingo
>>26220548An excellent idea. MechLab, can you make it Happen? Now the implementation may become problematic right now, because we are under constant siege.
>>26220548I'm not sure the Jaeger's power supply will be able to take the strain placed upon it by electrifying the armor.
>>26220639Piece-meal implementation alongside expected repairs. Replace armor sections as they are damaged with newly machined Flytrap Armor that includes the mesh and a reactor linkup for the plating. Priority goes to armoring mesh on the heads of all Jaegers ASAP and placing an ejecting sensor bulkhead over the visor when time and repairs allow.>>26220692It's not meant to be constant energization, only when parasites deploy onto the skin of a Jaeger and only long enough to fry them off.ADVANTAGE: full Flytrap Armor with fuses/switches at the reactor linkup points would make each Jaeger into a walking Faraday Cage.
>>26220750This. It's a last ditch defense. If your using that it doesnt matter how much power it saps. Those suckers get inside you are dead as a doornail
>>26220750But only while the armor is offline and unpowered.Not that we'd want to metagame, but once EMP nodes are grown into the Kaiju, we could have the fuses/switches separating the reactor from the Flytrap also double as capacitors to suck up the oncoming EM waves rather than just ground the charge away from systems.
>>26220842That's not how reactors work. To avoid having the Flytrap Armor's function as a Faraday Cage from being a liability while plugged into the power system, it needs a direct and unabridged feed straight to the reactor's main electric transformer, steam turbine, or whatever.You can't short out the reactor, period, and you can't short out your other systems if their power grid is separated from the Flytrap.
>>26194599The USS Saratoga as in CV-60? That was my father's ship when he was in the Navy!
Wow this is still up? o.O
>>26221151Umm, Yeah man.
>>26221151Still up and ready to pull into autosage.
So Guide, we gonna have a go at it tonight, or just let off until tomorrow?
>>26222624As an ex-GM, I'd suggest we let him rest tonight and procrastinate/work on material for tommorrow nightFor which, by the by, I shall not be present until late due to playing in a good old fashion game of World of Darkness: Dogpile Edition
>>26222624Got a lot of work to to tonight, so tomorrow at some point if everything works out.
Um just a thought from a low rank techy, how about some actual melee weapons on the Jeagers? I know they all have fist and stuff but when their in the thick of it wouldn't spiked armour make them very unappealing to actually grapple with, help keep the Big fuckers from givin them the sqeeze?
>>26224712you could even make them N2/sanitizer injection points
>>26220794I'm going to set Geiszler on the parasites, to see if he figure out if any drug can kill those eggs. The electrified armor sounds feasible, we should also consider up armoring the Drivesuits, and giving the pilots a sidearm.
>>26225045A big sidearm; actually, why not just give them a Typhoon system installed on the surface of their Drivesuit after uparmoring?
>>26225181I'm no gun nut, but aren't there .50 caliber handguns? I'm also not sure how feasible putting a explosive system in a Drivesuit.
>>26225505There are experimental .50cal BMG 'pistols'>explosive on a drivesuitit's offensive ERA for a man-sized piloting power armor
>>26225625I've actually never heard of that. I'm going to head off to sleep now, I think we've got a lot of work to do tomorrow.
>>26228781and I have zero idea how real this one is