Internal Structure of Mortar Headd
The semi-permanent photon conversion external combustion engine that generates power for the whole MH. With a maximum instantaneous output over one trillion horsepower, the unimaginable power produced by this engine is said to be such that a full-power sword swing approaches the speed of light, but unlike a car engine, the power from the engine does not flow directly to the pistons and motors of the MH. Generated energy passes through an energy amplifier called the Function Turbine before being sent to the various parts of the MH. Unfortunately, the Ezlaser engine itself is beyond understanding with our level of science. Further, even were it to be buried for ten thousand years, the engine would have lost none of its energy. The Ezlaser engine is lauded as being the most indestructible of objects.
Awesome as it is, the engine itself is barely one cubic meter in size. This system’s effectiveness is simply unrelated to volume. This one cubic meter engine that can run anything from a single MH to a 400 meter plus space battleship probably can’t be explained in terms of three dimensional physics.
Ezlaser External Combustion System Cutaway
The spheroid in the middle is the core of the Ezlaser system. Energy is emitted through over 360 holes in the core to the receiving cover wrapped around it where the explosive energy is collected. A multitude of pin-like transmission lines from the receiver transmit photons to supply the core. Though rather than conducting energy directly the transmission lines function more as catalysts for the core to absorb photon energy. The outer wall of the receiver similarly houses a multitude of drain lines leading into a pair of energy tubes. Energy is generated in the outer wall tens of thousands of times per second, the disparate pulses combining to produce a wave of energy. The strong random pulsing of the resulting energy wave is mitigated by dividing it into two lines that balance each other out. The interior diameter of this aortic energy line is astonishingly only a single micron across. This 1 micron energy vessel is surrounded by heat dissipating tubing 12cm in diameter. While this tube is still worn down by the Ezlaser engine’s energy, its regeneration capability is sufficient to render it semipermanent durability. Similarly, energy is passed along the spinal cord from the Function Turbines to the various terminals, so the keel interior is also sealed with the same heat dissipating medium.
Ezlaser Function System
Energy from the engine is converted here to energy to drive the power cylinders and motors. In horsepower it’s said to amount to one trillion hp. If a human were to touch a turbine blade, he’d be ash instantly. Nearly any object from the three dimensional world would be vaporized by the energy coming off the turbine blades. Taking advantage of this produces the "Buster Launcher". The frame containing these function turbines is not destroyed because the energy is distributed before it reaches the "Buster Limit" reaction threshold. A buster launcher’s long barrel contains the expanding ezlaser energy until it reaches the muzzle, at which point it exceeds the buster limit and vaporizes all materials before it. Here we have the engine system without its pressure-resistant jelly mantle. See covered appearance, "Ezlaser Engine and Function Turbines #1" (Terror Mirage).
In addition to amplifying and distributing the energy produced by the engine, the Ezlaser Function System also covers the energy refilling system. This is the foundation of the MH’s status as a semi-permanent device.
Energy amplification is handled by the Function Turbine, the interior of which is probably (just a guess) in a state similar to the runaway energy of a new star being born. The amplified energy is then sent around the MH by the function system to move it. The main part of the Ezlaser energy goes into the cylinders of the tissue system, with support energy converted to an electrical charge for the axial motors and system power. Also, energy recovered by the pistons and motors during MH movement is returned to the function turbine, where it becomes a power source for the Ezlaser engine.
Many MH have the Ezlaser engine installed in the torso under the cockpit, generally in the same location as a human’s heart. The function turbines are usually installed two per MH on either side of the Ezlaser engine, before the shoulder blades. The position is the same as the lungs in a human. Heat energy from the engine system is generally expelled from the back plating and lower side regions of the chest, but a surprising number of MH release heat from the upper or lower shoulder armor instead.
The Mirage series MH are an exception to the rule in that they have two engines mounted in the lower legs, and the function system is built into the shoulder blades. Energy is taken from here into the tissue drive system to move the MH, and dynamo regeneration recaptures energy from those movements.
Power and electricity to the cockpit and combat equipment is divided and stored in local condensers. These condensers function independently and are able to operate the cockpit, open escape hatches, and such even if the rest of the MH is destroyed or disabled.