Armor - Ablative/Flak Suit

Category:
armor
Description:

Military personal armour, effective against energy and ballistic personal weapons.

Mechwarrior 2 page 89 and Mechwarrior Companion page 92.

Bio:

The development of personal armour has been a military necessity for hundreds of centuries. In the current era, the most popular armour materials are bullet-resistant and laser-ablative. Though each of these materials has its advantages and disadvantages, ablative/flak armour is the most effective because it combines both types in one.

  • Tech Level: 3
  • Availability: B
  • Legality: B
  • Patch Cost: 15 C-Bills
  • Energy: 1/2
  • Ballistic: 1/2
  • Melee: 1/4

Simple Options

Light Ablative/Flak Suits absorb a total of 20 points of damage, and reduce by half the damage from ballistic or energy weapons. A light suit does not halve the damage from melee weapons. Light suits include pants and vest, pants and jacket, fatigues, a coat, or a heavy bulletproof vest. Light Ablative/Flak Suits can be concealed, or disguised as normal clothing.

Heavy Ablative/Flak Suits absorb 35 points of damage and reduce all weapons damage by one-half. A body suit also reduces the wearer’s movement by one half. Heavy suits include pants and jacket, pants and coat, or fatigues. Heavy Ablative/Flak Suits can not be concealed or disguised as normal clothing.

Full Options

Ablative/Flak Vest
Coverage: Torso
Damage Capacity: 20
Movement Penalty (Only if Layered): None
Physical Penalty (Only if Layered): 0
Athletic Penalty (Only if Layered): 0

Ablative/Flak Jacket
Coverage: Torso, Arms
Damage Capacity: 25
Movement Penalty (Only if Layered): None
Physical Penalty (Only if Layered): +1
Athletic Penalty (Only if Layered): +1

Ablative/Flak Pants
Coverage: Legs
Damage Capacity: 20
Movement Penalty (Only if Layered): 1/2 Speed
Physical Penalty (Only if Layered): +1
Athletic Penalty (Only if Layered): +2

Ablative/Flak Helmet
Coverage: Head
Damage Capacity: 10
Movement Penalty (Only if Layered): None
Physical Penalty (Only if Layered): 0
Athletic Penalty (Only if Layered): 0

Armor - Ablative/Flak Suit

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