You know what makes me somewhat bemused? Why they assigned Amuro to the Gundam over Ryu Jose... you know the test pilot in training? Sure by the second episode Amuro is the only one who has piloted the Gundam in actual combat, yet he is still an amateur that has just barely managed to avoid getting killed. Then they assign him to the Guntank... Of course later it becomes obvious that Amuro is the best pilot for Gundam, but that's because of his emerging Newtype powers, which were barely even a factor by the second episode. It might have made more sense for Amuro to have been initially assigned to Guncannon and then steadily proving himself worthy of Gundam. Perhaps when Ryu died Amuro would take his place, or something.