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Standard UTAF Infantry Armor: MKI
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:04:15 am »
Intent: To create a mass produced, standardized armor for general United Terra Solus Armed Forces troops.
Manufacturer: Ardite Industries
Model: Battle Armor Mk I
Affiliation: United Terra Empire

Modularity: Commander varients typically have thicker armor around the chest, arms, and legs region. Their HUD's also have a general lay-out of the area they will be operating in. Specialist sets of armor may have visor that can switch between night vision and IR or may have air supplies built in.

Production: Mass-Produced on Terra. Ardite plans on expanding its fabrication facilities to Mars and Alpha Centauri within the next five years.

Material: Plastoid-Ceramic (Armor plates) Durasteel-reinforced Nanoweave (Body Glove) Environmental Underlay

Description: The Battle Armor MKI is the first standardized set of armor created since humanity has enter the galatic community and is therefore a huge improvement over the old Pre-Unification designs, using new materials and is much cheaper to produce.The plastic-ceramic scale plates are also able to quite a bit more damage against ballistics but break on contact. However due to the lack of proper production facilities, it will be a few years before the Battle Armor MKI is worn by the majority of soldiers.

The armor comes standard with a thick, protective plates located on the chest, shoulder, and back region made out of a plastic-ceramic hybrid that is light enough to not affect mobility too much and offer free range of motion. This is also in part due to how the armor plates are layered on top of one another much like scales. The arms, legs, and groin area are similarly covered with a lighter-scaled version.

The body-glove under the armor is a skin tight nano-weave mixed with graphite to provide a comfortable layer of secondary protection while providing its secondary task: thermal dispersion and body temperate regulation. You see, the graphite is integrated with the nano-weave in a tubular form, providing piping and a clever way to run electricity through the armor without shocking the wearer inside. The body temperature comes from a form of cooling called Peltier cooling (also known as the thermoelectric effect). The heat generated from the body is pulled away when electricity is channeled through the tubes and then dispersed through pores in the weave. This also has the neat affect of dispersing the heat from a small amount of laser fire.

Last but not least is the helmet, which ties this suit together. The helmet when worn is locked into the nano-weave body-glove (when placed on the head, the user twists it clock-wise slightly to lock it into place) comes with a suite of features. For example, the visor comes equiped with a HUD that connects back to his bio metrics. It also connects to any weapons that are compatible with the armor interface which will allow the user to tell when their weapon needs charged/reloaded. It also uses a LAN to provide communication between squad mates and other lines of connections that are available.   

« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 11:55:16 am by Siege-Loli »
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Re: Standard UTAF Infantry Armor: MKI
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 11:30:47 am »
I like it. Particularly the power system, rather neat. I'd suggest putting some estimation of ballistic resistance in there (doesn't have to be specific, I think I just put "it can stop most bullets once, but not repeatedly" or something in mine), but beyond that, I would approve this.
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Re: Standard UTAF Infantry Armor: MKI
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 11:53:12 am »
I like it. Particularly the power system, rather neat. I'd suggest putting some estimation of ballistic resistance in there (doesn't have to be specific, I think I just put "it can stop most bullets once, but not repeatedly" or something in mine), but beyond that, I would approve this.
Thanks, I put a lot of effort into researching the graphite and body temperature regulation.

Also I added the bullet resistances. I wasn't sure how well a plastic-ceramic mixed scale plate would do against bullets so I left it pretty vague.
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Re: Standard UTAF Infantry Armor: MKI
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 12:12:20 pm »
If it helps, this is how I summed my stuff up in case you haven't read that one yet:

"In the thickest areas, such as the chest plate, it has been proven to reliably stop single hits from every hand held weapon in Rastal service at distances over 25 yards, and can often stop multiple strikes. This plating is backed by a thick fiber weave style armour, which has similarly proven effective at dissipating energy from such hits into less-than-lethal amounts."

Which means it's likely capable of stopping pretty much any bullet at least once, going off my stuff relative to the approved stuff of others (it's just about always bigger). Some stuff, like a pistol (or SMG), or small calibre rifles like a .223 can presumably be reliably stopped multiple times before the armour is too damaged and fails. Figured it makes sense it would be designed to stop my own weapons specifically because of the above mentioned "usually bigger anyway" thing, and because that's something the Rastal would have on hand to test.

Laser-wise, I did single out another race (humans), because Rastal don't use lasers for the most part. I assumed humans were likely about as crude as laser weapons get at the moment (and probably are pretty similar to what RL laser weapons would look like in the next 40 years if anyone bothers to make them), so when I say

"Besides ballistic protection, the polymers used act as very effective heat conductors, causing most laser weapons, such as those in common human use, to have virtually no effect on the wearer unless held in place for extended periods of time."

it doesn't mean the armour is going to consistently prevent Norenfal weapons, which are far ahead of them, from frying you. Without knowing the specs, it's hard to say, but it's likely the Rastal would design something specific to humanity anyway as they are a potential rival. We kinda talked about lasers in the IRC the other day, so hopefully that makes sense to ya.

Bodyglove-wise, I went even more vague:

"this system provides some of the best protection available from soft armour, though the soldiers to which it is issued still rely primarily on the carapace component to protect from high velocity, large calibre projectiles. Due to the conductive properties of the contained liquid, the BB Mk. 13 is also capable of offering reasonable protection against laser weapons."

So it's pretty good in so far as soft armour goes, but won't reliably stop most of the rifle rounds the Rastal use by itself.

Anyway, I think what you've got there looks good enough to me. I'd say this is approved.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 12:17:28 pm by Discord »
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Re: Standard UTAF Infantry Armor: MKI
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 12:23:22 pm »
If I'm going to be honest, I always imagined the laser guns worked similarly to the Lasguns in 40k.

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Lasgun

They're durable, reliable, they're pretty accurate no matter the circumstance, and you can just recharge the battery pack. Downsides are of course that it doesn't do as much damage as boolets.
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Re: Standard UTAF Infantry Armor: MKI
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 12:35:36 pm »
I kinda figured it would be something like that too, or a really rapidly pulsed beam.

But 40k wise, they have like the lowest pen of anything. The advantages would be as you mention IMO, not so much that they blow holes through everything. Probably a discussion for the lasgun/my armour page. Just figured having something to compare your armour to might be helpful.
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Re: Standard UTAF Infantry Armor: MKI
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 12:43:14 pm »
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