by Peter Walker, with Robert Morgenstern and Pieter Thomassen
edited by Tim Wing
- Fesh’etmi Kisel-zırh reference file
- Fesh’etmi Kisel-zırh gallery
Designation: Fesh’etmi Kisel-zırh (UEDF reproting name: TPR-L Mk.III Terminator) Combat/Security Body Armor
Note that this file is not meant to be comprehensive, but instead merely illustrative. The Tirolians have produced innumerable arms and armor throughout the centuries, and many can be found still in use. Some designs (and even some weapons) as old as thirteen centuries may be encountered. This file is intended to reflect the most common weapons and armor still in active service in the twenty-first century, when Earth encountered Tirol, and when the dying empire of the Masters finally collapsed.
- Type: Powered Hard Armor
- Year Introduced: 1295
- Assisted running speed: 72 kph for short periods
- Weight: 55.3 kg
Though the Tirolians have developed many armors over the long centuries, none have remained service as long as this suit, which began as the standard armor suit for the Ceremonial Guard of the old Tirolian Republic, and has served since 1450 as the armor of the internal ceremonial security aboard the Elders’ and Masters’ motherships and the Imperial possessions on the surface of Tirol and her colonies, finally ceasing to be produced with the fall of Tirol and the destruction of the Masters over Earth.
The Tirolian armor began as simple battle-armor, with some environmental control for comfort, but no inherent space-capabilities. A limited environmental suit could be worn under the armor for protection against chemical agents. As the years passed, however, further features were added to the suit, to assist in its function in internal security and police work. This armor was never used in large numbers in the field, since the Robotech Masters had long left traditional infantry actions to their Zentraedi slaves.
The Tirolian armor is composed of a plastic-ceramic composite for maximal resistance to penetration and thermic explosive damage for minimal weight. The armor stops all small arms fire, provides fair protection against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round, and poor resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round.
- The Tirolian armor has the following features:
Limited temperature control, by the use of Peltier-electric cooling units in armor, conducting heat between the thermally conducting inner and outer layers of the armor. A simple reversal of the voltage can alternate the armor from heating to cooling the pilot. Between the thermally conducting layers on all these pieces, and on the inner surfaces of all other pieces of armor, is a thin insulating layer, designed to minimize non-directed heat transfer. The Peltier-electric units are powered by small batteries in the armor units that contain them, and are designed to assist pilot comfort in hot and cold climes. The units are insufficient for protection above 50 and below -30 degrees Celsius.
- Heat resistant up to 550K for brief periods.
- Radio microphone and speakers in the helmet.
- Data display onto eyepiece, as well as numerous optics options, including wide-view, infra-red, telescopic, motion detector, and millimetric radar overlays onto visual band image.
- It is possible to wear an environment suit under the Tirolian armor, with the external consumables supply leads going through the suit by way of special channels in the armor, after which they can plug into an environmental supply backpack.
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Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono
Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication.
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