60 Model Rigid Hostile Environment Suit

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Robert Morgenstern, with Peter Walker

edited by Tim Wing


Designation: 60 Model Rigid Hostile Environment Suit

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: Hostile Environment Suit
  • Year Introduced: 1121
  • Weight: 7.3kg

This suit is the basic life support suit used by the Tirolian civilians and light-duty military. It provides complete environmental control for use in space or in deep water. The suit has a rigid exterior that provides minimal protection from attack, although primarily for use in repelling space debris or withstanding the pressures of deep water.

The Tirolian suit is composed of a plastic-ceramic composite for maximal resistance to penetration and thermic explosive damage for minimal weight. The armor stops most small arms fire, provides poor protection against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round, and no resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round.


The Tirolian environment suit has the following features:

  • 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 capable of providing the heat and cooling necessary for extended operations in deep space.
  • 4 hour oxygen supply (based on normal operation. Longer if comatose)
  • Radio microphone and speakers in the helmet
  • Data display onto faceplate, as well as numerous optics options, including wide-view, infra-red, telescopic, motion detector, and millimetric radar overlays onto visual band image



Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

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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Content by Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen, with Rob Morgenstern, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen; 2016 Tim Wing



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