*Slight tweak to CAT Suits as previously presented*
**It should be noted that in
's alternate reality, human planetary unity and technological evolution recieved a kick-start in the early 20th century due to a failed invasion by folks in large, three-legged war machines from a nearby red place**
***Some things are from
's descriptions, others are my own conjecture. and see nom above for more!***
Introduced to widespread use by MASA
forces in the 90s. the 'Complete' refers not to the coverage, but to the fact that it fully integrates armor, environmental systems, and battlefield electronics into a single, self-contained unit. Where previously soldiers wore layers of BDUs, armored vests, separate computers and radios, separate vision enhancement systems, in a CAT suit, they are all linked. They can be fully sealed against hostile environments, have built-in heating/cooling systems and waste disposal/recycling systems. Four power cells located on the lower back provide a total of about 3 days of normal use; for extended field deployments, an additional 2 week supply is used.
The helmets contain radios, map/positioning HUDs, IR/LLA cameras and linked displays, extremely efficient air filters. Flight models have a transparent visor with integrated HUDS that links to on-board avionics. The tail displayed in this image is detachable, and links the armor's systems to compatible vehicles' systems.
The torso, hip, and shoulder sections are composed of multiple layers of woven kevlar-equivalent, titanium mesh, carbon nanotubes and impact gel. The light sections along the limbs are composed of a thinner, more flexible semi-rigid version. The dark patches hide strips of electroactive polymers (i switched to just the darkness cuz i was f***ing tired of interweaving them and drawing the damned chevrons i had designed into them) with provide a strength boost of about +50%, with the constant low-level tension also providing the same anti-g effect as the tubing in a standard flight suit.
The basic suit, by itself, was quickly nicknamed the "Kitten".
Standard infantry units equipped with this suit utilize a tactical harness that clips to the armor, with pouches for ammunition, weapons and grenades.
"Medium" infantry uses a variety of 'Snap-on' extra armor and equipment with additional support assistance which attach to hard points on the suit.
WILDCAT-optimized for close quarters combat
Heavy Infantry personnel wear their CAT Suits inside full exoskeleton/powered armor. AMAZON
mostly utilizes EMP and high-powered ECW systems as weapons -due to the need to rescue fair maidens from the metallic clutches of the French Maid Planet
's forces- as opposed to projectile, breaking-shit weapons. This saves space and weight of ammo storage at the cost of tremendous power consumption for attached ESF systems. Consequently, battles are frenzied. However, when engaged in the more standard mercenary activities which are necessary to sustain them, this limitation is not necessary.
****Will design Tetrarak-specific model.
"Changable Armored Trooper"-sounds like a transformer
"Combat Armored Truss"-sounds like a hernia thing