Power Armor

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Then make it yourself

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good morning sir. here is the powerful armor.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >here is the powerful armor.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SAAAAAAR

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I sitll can't belive that they tried to make a serious segment on him.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's sputnik.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ghana did it first, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka pioneered this technology in his hometown of Ghana, making the exos from cocoanut shells. The Kantanka fighting suits are powered by waving and are much superrior to indian models.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I wish I was as good of a grifter as the Apostle

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        *saar

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        okay, now i will redeem

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I miss when the maker space kids tried making exosuits. They'd get all excited because they'd make some significant bit of progress, post their videos on said progress, then suddenly never update again and all their social media would either disappear, or never get updated again, but very occasionally one of them would say "Oh guys, I got a new job, not sure how that will effect updates yet".

      That was a fun time. The same thing happened to open source fully automated textile production.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The same thing happened to open source fully automated textile production.
        funny how making a t-shirt is seen as being exactly as dangerous as a suit of armor that will let you shoot a mini-gun.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >can be one shot by revolver
    >can be overpowered by 3 civis
    nah

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus christ bethesda and this new tv slop has ruined fallout.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh interplay was the best
        have a nice day, my dude

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Go frick yourself with a rusty surplus bayonet, Todd Howard.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why did you say a true statement as if it were stupid?

          https://i.imgur.com/MGCirQ1.png

          I'm tired of waiting

          have a nice day and stop making this thread.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >>muh interplay was the best
          Why yes, yes it was.

          >Power armor that makes you tired and hungry faster instead of taking away the burdens of heavy activity

          And the obesity epidemic is solved

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Filtered.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its crazy how alike in shitty behavior /k/ is to PrepHole sometimes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        underrail is the true successor of fallout 2

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          god frick no, that overly complicated shit was awful, even fallout never had shit where you needed to wait 10 hours to see if your build was "dev approved" aka play the way we want or you suffer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Show is good as frick, get ready for season 2 gayboy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >nuked the NCR
          >literally the lazy moron excuse to remove any goverment
          >for muh wasteland feel
          fricking disgusting

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maybe when batteries don't run out in 20 minutes we'll have power armor.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Could use propane like a fork lift, so the emissions are clean enough for indoor use.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      TALOS used a solid oxide fuel cell good for 16 hours.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm very upset that TALOS didn't go balls to the wall. They should have went for full blown 300lb+ armored hulks instead of worrying about selling the idea to spec ops guys. Your whole concept is to make something that's nevar been done befoe and you compromise to make it light and sleek for door kicking so it's too bulky for tight spaces and not as protected as a light tank in infantry package. Who cares about globohomosexual doorkicking? That's been only done in a handful of occupying wars. If they could have justified the suit with extra firepower plus the need for antipersonnel weapons to take them out it would have been a lot better, and for any argument against it breaking down you could argue that again, it should fill a role of basically a bunch of light tanks to support the infantry. They may not squeeze indoors but they can definitely go through back alleys and blow their way in if needed.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    will never happen without a much better power source than what we have now. At best now you could make an exoskeleton for the legs and support torso and thigh level 4 armor powered with a harbor freight engine.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Warfare reached its peak in medieval times

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Specifically, Henry VIII's tournament armor. Fully-articulated plate covering everything from head to toe except under the arm pits.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its even got dick armor

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You need to protect the royal israeliteels so he can keep making daughters like a failure.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The amount of dents in the codpiece is amusing. Either people REALLY didn't like him or he just had the armor beat the frick out of it to proof it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It must have been the latter, since Henry VIII never used it. He had it commissioned for the tournament at the Field of the Cloth of Gold but the French made a last minute rules change for no other reason than to stop Henry VIII upstaging Francis I with his cool new armor. The English armorers had to put together something (picrel) that would comply with the new rules at relatively short notice and they didn't have enough time to get it gilded, which meant the king's new armor didn't just look stupid, it looked cheap.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/zjrYhf4.jpeg

        Its even got dick armor

        The heck? How you gonna take a leak?
        One if your squire to suck it out?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          too scared to pee yourself b***hboy?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          too scared to pee yourself b***hboy?

          A built-in toilet is a real design challenge that I can't quite figure out, but even then I'm far more interested in figuring out how an inner lining for a suit could be made that wouldn't be a sweaty disgusting mess if you tried to wear it for weeks at a time.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Either a pack or expansions to parts of the suit which wont heavily affect mobility that has tubes attached to the anus and the peehole. The ass tube will be adequately sized and presumabely the rations for these dudes will be made to accommodate.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what is that weapon?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >what is that weapon?
        Looks like some kind of blunted poleax, probably for SCA dueling.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In what scenario could you send a power suit, but not a soldier (or squad) with conventional weaponry? In what scenario could you send a power suit, but not a missile or bomb sent from a safe position? In what scenario would it be better to send a single foot soldier in a suit that costs as much as a jet, rather than one or both of the two alternatives described above?
    It doesn't have to be as useful on the battlefield as a tank or a jet or a drone, it has to be MORE useful to justify not simply using one of the methods we've been using for years. Why send a guy in a suit of armor to clear a room when 3 grenades work just as well and cost a fraction of a fraction of what just power armor training would cost?
    Until our enemies move back to battle rifles and let the computers aim them and we start losing significant bodies to 300m neck shots or tungsten rounds, you won't even see soldiers get anything more than standard plates they already have.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you won't even see soldiers get anything more than standard plates they already have.

      Calm down there, WW1 General.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even if we could build exoskeletal suits with the reliability and endurance needed for frontline use the generals would just use the extra load carrying capability to give the grunts more useless kit to carry rather than armour or weapons.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They tried the same shit when IOTV's first came out and withing a year everyone dumped everything besides the core vest and a few old ass platoon sergeants who for what ever reason kept their neck chokers.

          If you were caught wearing the pads and dick/butt pads you'd get relentlessly mocked.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >more useless kit
          What is an example of this useless kit that seemingly always gets added?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anything at hand
            And if there is not anything then rock or something
            There is a reason why every project to lighten soldiers burden fails
            >Lighter radio
            >Make battery bigger
            >Smaller more powerful battery
            >Add another battery
            >Lighter magazine
            >Add another magazine
            >Lighter armor
            >Add more of it
            And in the worse end of the stick people get more of everything without the lighter gear

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              By that logic we should have never moved away from flintlock rifles.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                We moved away from flintlock because there was better stuff available.
                Not because of weight.
                If new and better rifle weighted more we would move to it
                And USA is already doing just that
                Moving to heavier and better rifle
                Weight is often a non factor

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                By that same logic, we're making better shock infantry. Infantry as it stands simply can't carry the armor necessary to stand up to airburst and drone attacks so it's either make better infantry or throw young men into meatgrinders.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Same shit

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Except we solved the M2 Bradley issue by sending more M2 Bradleys to carry everyone so the logic doesn't follow.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No shit it doesn't follow.
                No matter what you do with military it doesn't make sense and at the same time it makes perfect sense.
                Go back to >>>/m/

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like you're just a luddite and can't cope with new technology.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > smaller target to hit
      > easier to hide in jungle
      > able to clear out buildings and bunker networks
      > Hostage rescue
      > way more stealthy
      > it's fricking cool as hell
      > makes medieval weaponry viable

      Your I.Q. is in the single digits if you can't conceptualize the utility of fricking power armor

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why send a guy in a suit of armor to clear a room when 3 grenades work just as well and cost a fraction of a fraction of what just power armor training would cost?
      Are you sure they're dead? Really sure? Sure enough to walk in without armor? How do you know they didn't just duck into a side room or hid behind furniture? How do you know the grenade landed anywhere near the enemies? Eventually, you're going to have to enter that room and you have to ask if you'd prefer to walk in with just torso plates or full body protection.

      That, and we now have drone and airburst munitions. Cover might protect you from a direct hit but you're still getting peppered with strapnel. Body armor might prevent it from killing you outright but your arms and legs are still getting torn up. That'll take you out of the fight and tie someone up dragging you to safety.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How fricking hard could it be to add some motors to this shit? I swear to god, scientists are getting lazier all the time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For teh love of god and the ten-thousandeth time:
      IT IS NOT THE MOTORS.
      IT IS NOT THE BATTERIES
      IT IS NOT THE WEAPONS, ARMOR, OR EVEN THE ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES.

      IT'S THE BATTERIES/POWER SOURCE.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        THEN SCIENCE SHOULD FIND AN ENERGY SOURCE.
        I DON'T GIVE A DAMN HOW
        I JUST WANT THERE TO BE FRICKING ARMOR POWER

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I JUST WANT THERE TO BE FRICKING ARMOR POWER
          OK, so all you have to do is completely revolutionise either physics, chemical engineering, both, or a whole range of other fields. Get cracking, it can't be that hard to completely revolutionise all of modern science in ways that would impact every aspect of society, industry, and civilisation on every level. Those money hungry bastards in the MIC are sitting on it because they couldn't make enough money from owning the patents that would underpin every part of the most radical shift in humanity since records began.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it can't be that hard to completely revolutionise all of modern science

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/OgCHCmz.gif

              Yeah, except for this you're probably not going to be finding out how things work, it's going to be a lot closer to breaking thermodynamics to get what you're shooting for there. Once you can break thermodynamics you're basically a god.
              >tl;dr, you could give a team of 'once in a generation' geniuses a budget of several trillion dollars a year for decades of work, and there would still be no guarantee that they'd be able to do it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            your attitude is standing in the way of science, go edge to a thunderfoot video and leave progress to us

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              poor quality troll

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I am completely serious

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >IT IS NOT THE BATTERIES
        >IT'S THE BATTERIES

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The problem is that a pound of batteries weighs like eight pounds.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No. It’s all of it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >IT IS NOT THE BATTERIES
        >IT'S THE BATTERIES

        It's all three actually. The boston dynamics humanoid robots are a good testbed for the kind of motors you would need and they are nowhere near ready.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Would it be possible to use the human body to power it? Like transforming the calories we ingest into actual power. I have absolutely no idea of what I'm talking about but a cyborg-like human with built-in batteries using the energy of a body seems like the closest we could get to a Spartan or similar.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Power armor that makes you tired and hungry faster instead of taking away the burdens of heavy activity

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just put fatties in them then. Lots of surplus calories to burn and no issue with their added weight because that's offset by the power armour anyway.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Motors are the same as those mechanical arms use. Its non issue.Weapons and armor is just a piece of metal. Nonissue.
        Fuel/generator is the issue. If you use electricity directly, you need batteries. If you use other fuel you also need generator. If you use a car engine to power your power armor you might as well use a car at this point.
        Battery is the issue.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shizo time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cum camo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Uwe Boll making rampage 4

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ah yes, another Uwe Boil.

        https://i.imgur.com/VzYfOL8.jpeg

        Once again with power armor threads: What specialized uniform or "undersuit" would power armor operators be wearing? Can't imagine soldiers be wearing their standard BDUs inside a power armor frame/chasis. So specialized undersuits are made for power armor operators that help interface a wearer's limbs and joints to work in tandem with the armor's frame and protect the wearer's fleshy bits from pinching hazards via the frame's internal joints and mechanisms.

        I'm not too worried about pinching, that's generally a suit design issue than an undersuit issue.

        That being said, you could wear a Liquid Cooling Garment copied from an EVA suit. I know some Veterans that would do dark, despicable things for that kind of convenience and soldiers will fight harder when comfortable rather than on the edge of heat stroke. You could also go with additional armor layers, like shock absorbing foam or a couple layers of Kevlar. Or you could just go minimalist with a spandex uniform. Just the bare minimum to ensure you're decent while out of armor.

        You’re going to wait forever. A very boring realization you’ll eventually have is that technology is near its final state, and that’s what is left is mostly just degrees of efficiency climbing into the realm of diminishing returns. There won’t be the material science or power storage breakthroughs needed to get something like space marine armor. That will be the product of your imagination just much 100 years from now as it is today.

        Charles Holland Duell said that in 1899. He was wrong then just as you are wrong now.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If power armor isn't real, then explain this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I understand the armour part, but where's the power?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >where's the power?
        in that swagger

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anyone got the gif of the guy in a transformers costume stumbling down and fricking disintegrating lol

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Once POCCNR sends in Horriganovich everyone will know everything

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >AI makes combat rifle more AK like
      aids

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Power armor is outdated before it’s even been invented.
    Why bother putting a human body in it at all? Were making everything into drones and a mobile weapons platform doesn’t have to be in the shape of a human body to be effective.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If militaries needed something like that they'd just give dudes roids and put heavier armor on them and do the training that increases mitochondria density for muh endurance.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm will fricking smash this mouse in my house with a hammer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How the frick he can even open those pouches with those cyber gorilla hands?

      I love the concept of bots wearing chest rigs and the like but at least try to make it plausible that they could use them.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Youtube guy instalation 00 is trying to make functional mjolnir power armour. I have no idea what his power source is going to be

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fallout shills need a bullet.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any power source big enough to handle that under gunfire is just going to explode into a fireball, right next to your body

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but both your body and your armor are in the way of enemy fire and the power system, and you have the advantage of carrying computerized sensor suite system giving you possibly the edge of detecting and identifying the target before the other guy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        unlikely

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        simply put the computers in space or on a really far away plane and cover the user in the much smaller, more robust, and less power demanding sensors

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >STOW Waterspider
    Wut

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Waterspider is a factory term for a person that runs around and finds part and does the leg work for Parts Planners.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Based. Idgaf what todd howard or the tv show says, 3, 4 and 76 are poo poo pee pee and non canon.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cope cages.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I guess that is going to stop anyone from hitting you in the head with a hammer

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Raider Power armor looks like such ass, I never used that shit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There was zero reason to use it pretty much ever. You get a full set of T-45 shoved down your throat 5 minutes after character creation and its piss easy to keep that suit repaired until the Brotherhood shoves a full free suit of t-60 down your throat around 90ish minutes after character creation if that.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          F4 was wayyy too generous with power armor, I had a small fleet by midgame

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nah its even easier.I was exploring the rail line for like 20 min and found 2.you actually have to avoid exploring the game if you dont want to drown in power armor.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >, no one's watching your homosexual queer Black personporn version of fallout

    Fallour 1 and 2 had all these things zoom zoom

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nta, but did they had childish description of masturbation too?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they had childish description of masturbation too
        Yeah

        Yeah they did just check out New Reno

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          New Reno was easily one of the most bleak places in the game with slave prostitutes and cutthroats on every corner.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RPG team says "Hi."

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Necessitating and RPG for every squad everywhere is a major logistic hurdle. Do you have any idea how much those things weigh? Not trivial

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A modernized LAW weight just under 8lbs

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So more than an M4 Carbine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >RPG
      nah, they can go down with single bullet to front.
      even small shrapnel can disable them if it cuts one of exposed tubes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Obviously a power armor designed for war instead of showing off in a video game would not have the most critical part on display with zero protection.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Extremely based. Imagine having to lug around antitank weapons for dealing with fricking infantry.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Insurgents do that anyway, its business as usual for them. The only opponent power armor infantry could face that wouldn't bring RPGs to every engagement would be US civilians.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So you're down to a muzzle loading weapon against enemies with fully automatic weapons? And how many RPG-7s per squad are we talking? I think this is a win for power armor.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Also what if the enemy has more than one power armor? What if the enemy consists of a squad of 10 power armor infantry?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Or a mixed group of infantry and power armor. Or Armor and Power Armor. Try to prepare for everything and you prepare for nothing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You just hit them with everything you got, they're still human and scared as shit in combat. The Brits knocked out an IFV with just 7.62 FAL rifle fire in the Falklands. There's a primal fear when you know you're gonna die, even when you're not gonna die.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Except that this cuts both ways and while you're tooling around with Assault Rifles, Power Armor has M60E7s with Ironman ammo backpacks and either AT4s or satchel charges or more grenades than most platoons each.

                This gets even more effective in close quarters where it's harder to leverage numbers advantage. You just don't have the lines of sight to engage power armor with overwhelming numbers so you end up losing small engagement after small engagement.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >M60E7
                ...Some kind of hypothetical M60 variant? Cut down for close quarters?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We already do that.
        Also here's some obligatory RPG sniping, RIP Jamsheed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not gonna do shit unless you get a direct hit with a HEAT round

      maybe when batteries don't run out in 20 minutes we'll have power armor.

      Nuclear batteries will make it work

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes Johnnie, a round does not kill unless it hits the target.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    😉

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Exoskeletons will come first, those evolve into power armor, then gundams.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >then gundams.
      I'm as /m/ as the next guy, but why? Powered armor combines the protection and firepower of an AFV with the survivability, versatility, and staying power of infantry. Going any larger just brings the vulnerabilities we see with tanks and other armored vehicles today, i.e. big target that has more difficulty using cover and concealment than a dude.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can see Mobile Workers as a natural extension of Excavators but the jump to actual combat platforms is the real leap.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/BZqA6t6.jpeg

        I can see Mobile Workers as a natural extension of Excavators but the jump to actual combat platforms is the real leap.

        because anime has them
        let's say they will fit the mini thorium reactors but the human size ones won't
        they're immune to missiles because they have a Tesla tower built in

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 muh power sores
    This has already been figured out in the field for a previous exoskeleton. Methanol fuel cells -silent, no combustion, compressed gas power source. If you need more power (and jump jets like it's Battletech), use clusters of miniature jet engines with turbines for electricity.
    I'm assuming that even with a mechanical drive train, that power armor will require significant electricity for running sensors and weapons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Methanol? I've heard of Hydrogen and Methane fuel cells but Methanol is news to me. What's the advantage of Methanol over, say, Methane?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think it had something to do with fuel handling in the field, methanol had better characteristics.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, I can see that happening. Hydrogen is a b***h to work with because it's so atomically small it does weird quantum tunneling bullshit.

          Methanol mixes well with water and isn't particularly toxic. Besides the whole going blind if you drink it bit. The whole invisible fire thing is dangerous but I bet there's a number of additives you can put into it to make it more visible.

          [...]
          because anime has them
          let's say they will fit the mini thorium reactors but the human size ones won't
          they're immune to missiles because they have a Tesla tower built in

          Canonically, the Mobile Suit was the smallest thing that could fit a Fusion Reactor.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Canonically, the Mobile Suit was the smallest thing that could fit a Fusion Reactor.

            The minovsky ultra compact type reactor is stated to be as big as four refrigerators put together, so, anything that could carry that, would be able to be fusion powered. You could toss one in the corner of your garage and power your house forever. This is why they won't happen in real life, anyone that owns a house could be completely energy independent.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              UC gundam has a lot of weird bits that don't necessarily apply to the real world.

              In this case, the forced migration to the space colonies demanded the widespread adoption of fusion power. The Federation Elites responded with harsh oppression of the colonies and that provoked the One Year War.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Gundam
              The only reason they worked is because the Minovsky Reactor worked with the Muon being captured. Irl, when we tried that in the 50's, we found it could not be done, had it, yes, we would have been able to have ultra compact fusion. Now the Thorium Salt gays think they can get to work, but it has not been proven yet.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >This is why they won't happen in real life, anyone that owns a house could be completely energy independent.
              Did you forget about the "makes a frickhuge explosion that punches holes through habitats on failure" part?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's only when you hit them with a charged particle beam. A beam saber or beam gun hit would kick the helium-3 from near critical to super critical. Think of it like shooting plutonium rods into a fission reactor. Just smashing the reactor would scatter the working mass which is why mobile suits never went nuclear when crushed.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hydrogen is a b***h to handle at the best of times, in the field it would be borderline impossible.
        Methane is better but still a gas with all the fricky shit that comes with that.
        Methanol is a nice, easy to handle liquid.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Got any ideas for dealing with the whole Invisible Fire thing?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Add gasoline?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Got any ideas for dealing with the whole Invisible Fire thing?
            What exactly is the problem?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Methanol produces very little light when it burns. Under daylight conditions it's practically invisible. This is fine under normal conditions but if you have a fuel fire it's hard to manage without FLIR.

              have you tried just using diesel?

              Diesel engine or diesel fuel in a fuel cell? The first is too bulky and inefficient while the later just redirects to fuel tank.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            have you tried just using diesel?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The thing that gets me about designing power armor is the hands. Sure, you can get ordinary fingered gauntlets for protection, but you might need a mitten-like cover on the back of the fingers for better protection so can still use a gun. Any enhanced strength and speed isn't going to be terribly useful if the grip strength is still the same.

      That Pitman suit design is awesome.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Please, the sauce

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Patlabor 2, I think.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >hands
        There's a lot of theoretical development in spacesuit gloves and diving suits to apply here. First, there's no need to replicate the human hand. Something like NuytCo's Prehensor is more than enough. Second, adding other tools besides end effectors on the hands makes sense, like the proposed SkilMate hand.
        One important thing would be to have a high performance interface to the long weapons the power armor soldier would carry.
        Yes the Pitman is the coolest, most realistic attempt to define a buildable suit yet - and it's 30 years old.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, pretty much every realistic design has the hands control another pair of hands even as far back as the Pitman concept but for a space suit or a diving suit that's not quite the same as a battlefield situation. You want the soldiers in power armor to be operate just as naturally as if they were in regular combat gear, so you'd want them to still be able to throw a grenade or fire a gun that isn't designed exclusively with giant Pitman hands in mind.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe, it depends on how the trade study plays out in terms of usability. Note that the Pitman proposed integrated .50 caliber guns. Grenades are perhaps easier from a launcher than thrown.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Grenades are perhaps easier from a launcher than thrown.
              On second thought, the only thing that would really hold anyone back from using a grenade is the reduced wrist articulation, other than that it'd be like handling a much smaller grenade. But my point is the same: if you didn't have any rifle grenades, but you were able to get some hand grenades, it'd be a shit situation where you're stuck with the added weight of a built-in grenade launcher that's out of ammo and be unable to use any grenades. (Weapon attachments that could be swapped-out might not be a terrible idea, since you wouldn't be trying to build an entire arsenal into the suit)

              It'd be far more efficient and convenient to come up with a system that allows use of hands, even if it means detaching the gauntlet and leaving the hand bear for a little while.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'd make the suits so they have a slot over each shoulder, typically one for a sensor package and the other for an automatic 40mm grenade or Spike launcher. Being able to use handheld weapons would likely involve exposing the operator's hands - PA is a different thing than ordinary infantry - the analogy would be tossing grenades from your tank.
                There's a great scene in one of the Appleseed manga where Deunan opens a front part of the shell of her LandMate and pulls out a Seburo pistol for some close-in work.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >PA is a different thing than ordinary infantry
                Says who?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ground pressure.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                With modern composite materials and an efficient design there's no reason a suit would ever add more than 200 lbs, and when you consider how fat people have gotten, an additional 200 lbs on an already fit soldier is nothing.

                If you want to load it up on a bunch of built-in weapons and other unnecessary bullshit, sure you might want to consider it different than ordinary infantry. But if the design is actually good, you'd just use standard gear.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >200 lbs
                I think you might be confusing power armor with a simpler exoskeleton. I want something with radar, jump jets, a missile launcher and enough crotch protection that it can shrug off antipersonell mines.
                Meant to post this Guges D earlier - this is a suit that would weigh maybe 700-1000 lbs even with composites.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Guges D
                You're gonna find that most people consider that a mech, not power armor.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/HrTq3r3.png

                >this is a suit that would weigh maybe 700-1000 lbs even with composites
                That is far closer to a mech than power armor. And with something that big and heavy you might as well have a wienerpit instead of wearing it like a suit. Scopedog from VOTOMS is about the same height and has a wienerpit, and a suit of power armor needs to be fairly well tailored to the person wearing it because few people have the same body proportions.

                A good suit of power armor mostly needs to keep the wearer alive no matter what, increasing their strength and speed to aid it, while a mini-mecha is more like a bastard child of an armored fighting vehicle and a P50 with feet.

                Tomato/tomahtoe
                Limbs go in suit limbs, it's power armor. If we can build something like I described for 200 lbs, great.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That depends on what you consider a "missile launcher".

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Spike, specifically or that little minimissile that Raytheon was pimping last year.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A couple of these wouldn't be too out of the question, and don't count the missiles themselves as part of the total weight.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is that the Ex-Wife?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/IUDQDgf.png

                A couple of these wouldn't be too out of the question, and don't count the missiles themselves as part of the total weight.

                That's the one I was thinking of for a smaller missile. If possible, those could be vertically launched from a suit's backpack like VLS on an Arliegh Burke.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >this is a suit that would weigh maybe 700-1000 lbs even with composites
                That is far closer to a mech than power armor. And with something that big and heavy you might as well have a wienerpit instead of wearing it like a suit. Scopedog from VOTOMS is about the same height and has a wienerpit, and a suit of power armor needs to be fairly well tailored to the person wearing it because few people have the same body proportions.

                A good suit of power armor mostly needs to keep the wearer alive no matter what, increasing their strength and speed to aid it, while a mini-mecha is more like a bastard child of an armored fighting vehicle and a P50 with feet.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Shoulder mounts
                That's going to take some advanced cybernetics and I doubt

                Ground pressure.

                With modern composite materials and an efficient design there's no reason a suit would ever add more than 200 lbs, and when you consider how fat people have gotten, an additional 200 lbs on an already fit soldier is nothing.

                If you want to load it up on a bunch of built-in weapons and other unnecessary bullshit, sure you might want to consider it different than ordinary infantry. But if the design is actually good, you'd just use standard gear.

                I mean, the frame, power systems, and actuators probably won't be more than 100 pounds but add in armor and weapons and you can easily get up to 300 pounds. Add a 200 lbs allowance for the pilot and I think a 500 pound limit should be fine for anything meant to climb stairs

                https://i.imgur.com/FaoXNWC.gif

                Power armor is basically taking an abrams battle tank and scaling it down into micro format. Who says you need to only have two hands or two legs? AI can assist with aiming the other 4-8 guns you can bolt to power armor, so now you have have 4 guns at once instead of 1. Have the lower legs split into a front anchone and rear leg portion into a rear anchor and then mount a 60 mm howitzer, and frick ton of rockets?. Hell on the shoulders you can even scale the tonnege like a tank but now you don't have to deal with extra crew members in one unit, just support roles to keep the damn thing fed with ammo. As long as the power armor costs about what an apc does it will have a niche. Folks got this wacky idea that its just armor when in reality its an entirely new system of warfare, Have 12-14 power armored calvary with the combined total of 2-3 abrams with a single abrams support, being able to abandon the platform if it fails would be useful, but in modern sense it just replaces horse with metal deth forklift.

                That's a minimech and while I like minimechs you're basically asking it to go up against tanks and IFVs. The advantage of Power Armor is that it's competing against Infantry for the same niche and infantry are already suffering from airburst munitions and drones.

                https://i.imgur.com/LGOZeB0.jpeg

                For maximum efficiency, we should only put human brains in them - without the rest of the body. The remaining space can be used for extra fuel or ammo.
                Extreme biological research is needed to perfectly integrate the mind and the body. Rigorous religious training will need to be used to prepare the mind for the transformation.
                These resulting blessed machines will wage the holy crusade to unify earth.

                And then you run into massive maintenance costs due to all the life support needed to keep a human brain alive. Intraveneous nutrients, artificial blood oxygenation, sugar regulation, even adrenaline synthesis because the adrenal gland isn't in the brain.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and weapons
                Adding-in weapons in general is a really fricking stupid idea.

                Is that the Ex-Wife?

                No, it's your mom's dildo.

                https://i.imgur.com/fChNo5w.png

                Take my brain out and pop it into one of these bad boys.

                Frick pilots, direct neural link.

                https://i.imgur.com/LGOZeB0.jpeg

                For maximum efficiency, we should only put human brains in them - without the rest of the body. The remaining space can be used for extra fuel or ammo.
                Extreme biological research is needed to perfectly integrate the mind and the body. Rigorous religious training will need to be used to prepare the mind for the transformation.
                These resulting blessed machines will wage the holy crusade to unify earth.

                The amount of life-support needed to keep a brain alive wouldn't be much less than keeping a whole body alive, because only a few of the artificial vital organs we've been able to make so far have been small enough to even fit inside the body.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Adding-in weapons in general is a really fricking stupid idea.
                So...you plan to fight a battle barehanded? 'cause I wasn't counting built-in weaponry.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, I misread that.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >That's going to take some advanced cybernetics and I doubt
                How does a big camera, mortar or grenade launcher require cybernetics? The soldier is just using a point-and-kill trigger to launch, and a sensor package is likely to be fully automated, like the F-35's DAS

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because there's no point in putting it in a shoulder mount otherwise.

                Think of why you're not putting it in an arm mount. You want the gun to function independently of the arm and, by extension, the hand. If that's the case, then what are you using to control the GL? Can't be the hands. If the hands were free to use the grenade launcher you'd mount it to the arm or hold it in the hands.

                Mounting the gun on the forearms would be superior simply because you can see and service the grenade launcher. Clearing jams and loading specialized rounds, for example. Even covering the entire hand would be preferable simply because you don't have to rely on some complex fire control that may or may not be vulnerable to ECM at a target you may or may not be able to see.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I see your point on clearing jams. As far as controls, I'd expect the pilot to have two joysticks as general controls inside the suit's forearms, going with not trying to copy human hands. As far as radar, cameras, etc. all those things are easily integrated into a single package and AESA radar has no moving components.
                Think of PA as more like a light helicopter or IFV than infantry-on-steroids.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh and you can replace the camera with a go-pro on a stick. It's a lot easier to handle and you can peak it around corners. You could try a radar mount but that gets COMPLICATED

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        extended forearms where the real fingers control gloves that track its movements and mimic them on the robotic arms that then do the job

        that said universal grabbers like human type hands will be a niche for walkers. Much better to have detachable hardpoints to swap out both arms depending on what you want on it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >extended forearms where the real fingers control gloves that track its movements and mimic them on the robotic arms that then do the job
          I know, I just think that's a bad design. I address it:

          Think about this: If powered exosuits were viable, even with an umbilical power source, one of the space agencies would have made and fielded some by now. Power armor is basically asking for a man sized and shaped tank. You'd expect it to be mostly immune to small arms fire, and able to nearly ignore blasts and shrapnel.. While still letting the wearer enter most buildings, still navigate stair and doors.. All without becoming a mobility kill. I'd also bet you want it to be able to stomp on anti personnel mines like a kid splashing in puddles. Oh, and of course NBC proof. All while dealing with heat and keeping the guy inside comfy cool in the desert and toasty cozy while standing out in a blizzard of 60mph winds at -57°F.. It would need to be able to run at full load for at least 3 hours without refuel or battery swap. The part that gets most people is that it SEEMS possible. And to an extent, it's actually scientifically plausible.. But when you actually start getting into the challenges, it quickly becomes obvious until some big jumps in motors, servos, mechanical muscles, materials and especially energy sources.. Well, then it's obvious to you how insanely far away it all is.. Much less integration... Likely someday. Just not anytime soon.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The main problem is the lack of a mobile power source.
    I doubt you'll ever see a heavily armored one though, a cheap drone would punch right through it.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one is watching this gay shit have a nice day

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      anons liked fallout before a BLACKED tv show moron

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ironically the X-01 is a very well designed armor.

    The forgoing of shoulder pads/pauldrons for an armored hump that encloses the back and head is genius and takes weight off the shoulder and places it on the upper back instead. Also the chest piece.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    go to japan and get to work on their gundams
    it's their national dream to get one working
    not even joking, their engineers across tons of sectors model their products after gundam things

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Think about this: If powered exosuits were viable, even with an umbilical power source, one of the space agencies would have made and fielded some by now. Power armor is basically asking for a man sized and shaped tank. You'd expect it to be mostly immune to small arms fire, and able to nearly ignore blasts and shrapnel.. While still letting the wearer enter most buildings, still navigate stair and doors.. All without becoming a mobility kill. I'd also bet you want it to be able to stomp on anti personnel mines like a kid splashing in puddles. Oh, and of course NBC proof. All while dealing with heat and keeping the guy inside comfy cool in the desert and toasty cozy while standing out in a blizzard of 60mph winds at -57°F.. It would need to be able to run at full load for at least 3 hours without refuel or battery swap. The part that gets most people is that it SEEMS possible. And to an extent, it's actually scientifically plausible.. But when you actually start getting into the challenges, it quickly becomes obvious until some big jumps in motors, servos, mechanical muscles, materials and especially energy sources.. Well, then it's obvious to you how insanely far away it all is.. Much less integration... Likely someday. Just not anytime soon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This hits on the constant speculative feature creep that ensures it will never happen. A bare exoskeleton that carries the weight of your issued body armor and ruck is a perfectly sound reasonably idea, and it will probably happen some day in some capacity. But nerds cant separate the concept from fallout or starship troopers and thus create these moronic fantasies that just cant be fit into a package that must still be maneuverable through regular doorframes. Full protection from commonly encountered small arms means nearly an inch of RHA and spall liners, all over the body. Protection from CBRN and explosive blast necessitate a sealed hard shell with positive pressure. Either you compromise on protection, in which case its barely worth the effort over an IOTV from 15 years ago, or you compromise on size, which defeats the purpose.
      >If powered exosuits were viable, even with an umbilical power source, one of the space agencies would have made and fielded some by now.
      On one hand, SpaceX just unveiled their new suit which is supposed to be a fully articulated hard shell. On the other hand, space doesn't currently have much demand for exoskeletons, everything is weightless so regular human strength is fine.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >weekly power armor thread
    Do you guys never get bored of talking about it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nope!

      Add gasoline?

      I don't think that's going to mix well with a water-methanol solution.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actual solution is to put the methanol fuel tank in a copper mesh bag or similar metal. Any flames will change color from the metal burning.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Which might warn you if there is a fire but not how far it extends. If there's a methanol spill that catches fire you won't benefit from burning copper.

          That being said, it's not a bad idea. Copper and copper alloys are pretty corrosion resistant so a copper outer shell can protect the fuel tank.

          >AI makes combat rifle more AK like
          aids

          Look at the hat, it's a Russian PA. You know how Russians love the Kalashinikov.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Liquid/compressed fuels are still the way to go, whether the suit uses a mechanical linkage or electric motors.
            The single biggest issue, IMHO, isn't power or tactical utility. The biggest issue scaling above a body-hugging exoskeleton is building a decent walk cycle, while also building a suit that can effectively armor the crotch area. This was an issue for old melee armor and for space suits, and is generally hand-waved regarding power armor. If the goal is overall blasts, shrapnel and small arms protection then the challenge is best summed up in being able to take a claymore to the nutsack and walk it off.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Look at the hat, it's a Russian PA. You know how Russians love the Kalashinikov.
            i know bro, but that's not a kalashinikov, thats shit. AI is shit. Rifle is shit.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              AI still designs better weapons than all of Bethesda put together.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Could an additive to the methanol fuel itself work for coloring the flames? Kinda like how natural gas has mercaptan added to it so you can smell a leak

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's what I'm thinking but I don't know enough about fuel cells to know what would frick them up.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Power armor is basically taking an abrams battle tank and scaling it down into micro format. Who says you need to only have two hands or two legs? AI can assist with aiming the other 4-8 guns you can bolt to power armor, so now you have have 4 guns at once instead of 1. Have the lower legs split into a front anchone and rear leg portion into a rear anchor and then mount a 60 mm howitzer, and frick ton of rockets?. Hell on the shoulders you can even scale the tonnege like a tank but now you don't have to deal with extra crew members in one unit, just support roles to keep the damn thing fed with ammo. As long as the power armor costs about what an apc does it will have a niche. Folks got this wacky idea that its just armor when in reality its an entirely new system of warfare, Have 12-14 power armored calvary with the combined total of 2-3 abrams with a single abrams support, being able to abandon the platform if it fails would be useful, but in modern sense it just replaces horse with metal deth forklift.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What you're asking for is closer to a small mech than it is power armor.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's basically the inevitable outcome regardless of how we get there. Much like vehicles, The frame should be modular for both Drone Computer apperatus and humans in the event of electronic warfare. But that is ideal thinking, not what zog wants with full automation of every aspect of existence.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What you're asking for is closer to a small mech than it is power armor.

      https://i.imgur.com/9cQcgY7.png

      that's basically the inevitable outcome regardless of how we get there. Much like vehicles, The frame should be modular for both Drone Computer apperatus and humans in the event of electronic warfare. But that is ideal thinking, not what zog wants with full automation of every aspect of existence.

      All hail Mini Mecha.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For maximum efficiency, we should only put human brains in them - without the rest of the body. The remaining space can be used for extra fuel or ammo.
    Extreme biological research is needed to perfectly integrate the mind and the body. Rigorous religious training will need to be used to prepare the mind for the transformation.
    These resulting blessed machines will wage the holy crusade to unify earth.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Subterrene War
      Non-genetic augmentation. Exo-genetic, you could say.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take my brain out and pop it into one of these bad boys.

    Frick pilots, direct neural link.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How doable is the HEV suit? For those of you who are underage b& and haven't played Half-Life, it provides some protection from extreme temperatures, radiation, electricity, falls, and being shot. It makes the wearer significantly faster and stronger, stores ammo, and can monitor vital signs. It even injects medicine when necessary, such as antidotes to known neurotoxins.
    It also seems to reload your guns for you passively, and taking Gordon Freeman's extensive arsenal as not just a gameplay mechanic, it must also assist in carrying guns somehow.
    What materials would we be looking at for the armor? Why does it work much better as armor when charged up? (It still works as armor when uncharged judging by how Gordon can take multiple rounds from sniper rifles shown to kill other humanoids in one shot). How realistic are the NBC/temperature protections, and what about the speed and strength enhancement?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In broad strokes, yes. I imagine first gen power armor is going to be very HEV-like, focused on protection and carrying capacity. However, a lot of what the HEV does is pretty magical. Not just storing a dozen weapons, but reloading them too? And a full fledged medical suite with antidotes for neurotoxins? Impossible based on current technologies. Implausible based on developing technologies. Impractical based on theoretical technologies. I'm fairly certain that Black Mesa used extradimensional storage just for the weapons and I'm gonna go with some kind of nanomachines (son) for the medical suite.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fair points, but I do feel a more limited arsenal would be doable if it had some kind of rack on the back and/or holsters on the sides.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          One or two holsters for a specific model of gun, sure, but for a dozen guns? You're basically looking at something like Metal Wolf Chaos just to carry them, never mind reload all those guns.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I was thinking of the shotgun and AR2 strapped or racked on his back, a holster on each hip for the pistol and .357, and the SMG (since it's small) perhaps strapped to a leg. The RPG, crossbow, and gravity gun would need to be left out.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You could get away with that many guns in ME1 because all those guns were designed to fold up. They also didn't have autoloader mechanisms. Bare minimum, that's a hopper full of mags and a tiny robot arm for loading them. This could work for the shotgun since most shotguns don't use detachable mags but for anything that does use a detachable mag you're basically doubling the bulk.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, the autoloader might be too complex for modern robotics without being excessively bulky if there's that many.
                What about the armor plating, though? What materials would protect from .50 BMG (assuming Combine snipers fire something equivalent)?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm thinking alternating layers of Ceramic Armor, Kevlar, and UHMWPE. Double up on Level IV armor, basically. Even then it's going to hurt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It also seems to reload your guns for you passively
      When does it do that?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It also seems to reload your guns for you passively
      When does it do that?

      He's referring to the fact that if you change weapons, any gun that's put away for long enough will eventually reload on its own. It's not really a feature of the suit as much as it is Valve treating players like they're moronic.

      A number of the things he lists aren't even really functions of the suit as much as they are just videogameyness in general.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With a good enough power source, yah. You could accomplish pretty OK ballistic protection by weight with a UHMWPE hard shell and CBRN protection with a demron underlayer. Dissipating all the heat would be difficult. You could potentially have some sort of liquid cooling system a la spacesuits (which already accomplish most of the shit HEV does, btw), but it's going to drain power constantly--refrigeration isn't cheap. The suit also injects morphine and neurotoxin antidotes--doesn't seem to crazy to stick some kind of biomonitor with atropine autoinjectors or some shit in there. I think movement and powering said movement would probably be your biggest issue. You could probably do it with muscle alone if the cooling was good enough, but then it's not really "power" armor, just an environment suit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you have magic materials everything is doable. At this point it would be easier to create the alloy Combine uses everywhere in their structures that has a blueish hue and never reacts with anything while also remaining indestructible

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Use a radio-thermal generator

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You’re going to wait forever. A very boring realization you’ll eventually have is that technology is near its final state, and that’s what is left is mostly just degrees of efficiency climbing into the realm of diminishing returns. There won’t be the material science or power storage breakthroughs needed to get something like space marine armor. That will be the product of your imagination just much 100 years from now as it is today.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Once again with power armor threads: What specialized uniform or "undersuit" would power armor operators be wearing? Can't imagine soldiers be wearing their standard BDUs inside a power armor frame/chasis. So specialized undersuits are made for power armor operators that help interface a wearer's limbs and joints to work in tandem with the armor's frame and protect the wearer's fleshy bits from pinching hazards via the frame's internal joints and mechanisms.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can't imagine soldiers be wearing their standard BDUs inside a power armor frame/chassis
      Why not? If its got pinching and crushing hazards on the inside, that's just bad design and not something inherent to the concept.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I honestly don't care if normal clothes can be worn inside it. I want something I would be able to wear for extremely long periods of time without discomfort. But I can't really think of any good way of doing this, since it'll eventually be soaked with sweat and grease.

        https://i.imgur.com/70P61lF.jpeg

        Please just make Bolters viable

        >b-but the Gewennie Conventi-

        Shut the frick up

        You don't have to obey the Gewennie if you're a civvie.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What specialized uniform or "undersuit" would power armor operators be wearing?
      something with integrated heating/cooling system

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Power armor? who needs it?

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Please just make Bolters viable

    >b-but the Gewennie Conventi-

    Shut the frick up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly I could see bolters being sorta viable. If PA can protect against small arms, light frag and light concussions, then you would need to up gun to pen it. Instead of using HMG rounds that are heavy and require a beefy gun to fire you could use a 12+/- gauge HEAT rounds, with rocket assist they could probably cover standard engagement distances. All the tech for it has been tried before.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Honestly I could see bolters being sorta viable.
        They're high-caliber gyrojets that explode.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They also have a conventional gunpower charge, so they're more like rocket assisted artillery.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It'd be far easier to make a real working one if that weren't the case.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              AAI would have made it a reality in the 80s for the CAWS program as a counterpart to they're "SCMITR" flechette round but it got canceled before they finished development.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I meant a a homemade bolter.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                We need another Cold War asap

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          19.05mm

          https://i.imgur.com/rz1DxxB.gif

          They also have a conventional gunpower charge, so they're more like rocket assisted artillery.

          >Self propelled
          >Not self propelled
          Choose one

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Never heard of a Rocket Assisted Projectile? I'm not surprised, they get a bad RAP.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's an exoskeleton by hilti which helps you hold power tools above shoulder height for longer periods of time

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ok but if the ideal power armor were to exist? who the frick would they give it to? some random NCO that earns the title, or will there be an entire regiment/division dedicated to power armor training?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm guessing manlets.
      Smaller pilot means smaller power armor, which means less weight from armor and frame, meaning it can move faster and/or carry more boom with it than a human sized power armor could.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mfw power armor will exist in our lifetime
        >exists for the sole purpose of getting midgets & manlets to exist

        as much as i'd hate for that to be the case, i will say that I do find it fricking hilarious if it were true.

        Since the ideal power armour provides massive benefits, has no significant drawbacks, and is cheap as frick to produce... everyone. Absolutely everyone.

        so we're talking two centuries till we get said power armor right?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Since the ideal power armour provides massive benefits, has no significant drawbacks, and is cheap as frick to produce... everyone. Absolutely everyone.

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