Southern Cross Body Armour

ATAC Armour

The combat armour of the Southern Cross is a durable, lightweightblend of new metal alloys and laser resistant ceramics. Each of the fifteen armies has its own distinctive style of armour. Within each of the fifteen branches, the commissioned officers with its crests, peaks and detailing; the low ranking, non-commissioned officer with his/her less ornate helmet, and the basic, drab, grunt armour.

All CVR-3 body armours have the following characteristics;

  • Laser resistant
  • Complete Environmental Battle Armour (E.B.A.) suitable for use in space and other hostile environments
  • Computer controlled life support system
  • Internal cooling and temperature control
  • Humidifier
  • Gas filtering and artificial circulation
  • Independant oxygen supply and purge system which automatically engages in low oxygen or polluted environments. Six hour oxygen supply, maximum.
  • Insulated, high temperature resistant weave of nylon, synthetic fibers, and metal mesh
  • Fire resistant up to 300 degrees centigrade. Normal fires do no damage, but plasma and nuclear fires have full effect
  • Radiation shielded
  • Helmet with removable face plate
  • Directional, short range radio built into the helmet. Range is 4 miles (6.4km)
  • Tinted, light sensitive visor
  • Special back-pack attachment. This can be a simple ceramic pack to carry food, water and additional equipment of oxygen tank (adds six hours to air supply); or a jet pack for flight or maneuverability in space/air/water.
  • utility belt/holster

Also, some armours have special features. For example, the TASC Armour has small rockets in the amkles, knees and back, while the MoS has a system of hooks and reinforced connectors for rope and pulley attachment.