|Power Armour is manufactured on a number of high tech worlds
- Pancahte for one - but is not in universal use.
Pancahte style powered armour is heavy and expensive. This means that vehicles allocated for moving powered armour troops have to take into account the logistical requirements of the extra mass involved or offer reduced capacity. That is to say, as a suit of the powered armour weighs as much as the person wearing it, vehicles can only carry half as many troops. As the suits offer quite a limited combat range, additional vehicular transport is a requirement when deploying powered armour.
that powered armour offers, weighed against logistics, limited range and
cost, is twofold: extra protection for the wearer plus the ability to utilise
heavier weapons than would normally be carried by an infantryman.
With armour manufactured on Pancahte, for example, the weapons fitment is considerable: along with a man pack laser weapon and a coil gun for longer range punch, armoured troopers often carry a large calibre, semi-auto, 10cm powergun, which the recoil alone would render impractical for unassisted infantry.
|On Pancahte the
armour - especially that used for ceremonial duty - was often highly polished
and decorated and, although this finish offers little in the way of camouflage,
the highly reflective surface can help scatter lasers and even powergun
bolts. As the armour of a powered suit offers only marginal protection against
powergun small arms, this kind of finish is sometimes used.
Powered suits usually have extensive communications and AI fitments.
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