Personal Armour

Category:
armor
Description:

Modern personal armour available to military personnel and civilians. See also Strata Shields and Stun Batons and Pilot Armour Suits.

Bio:

The development of personal armour has been a military necessity for hundreds of centuries. In the current era military and police forces have access to the best personal armour and civilians only have access to lighter or makeshift armour.

Armour locations: Head, Torso, Arms, Hands, Legs, Feet.

Armour layering: Layered armour automatically adds one level of encumbrance. The most common form of layering is to wear a jacket (or coat) over a vest.

Military Armour

Ablative/Flak Armour
The standard modern personal armour, effective against ballistic and energy weapons. Available in jacket (torso and arms. 4kg), vest (torso. 3kg), pants (legs. 3kg), suit (torso, arms, legs. 6kg), or helmet (head. 0.8kg). Restricted to military personnel.
M/B/E/X 2/4/5/2

Federated Suns Standard Armour
The standard infantry armour used by the Federated Suns, effective against ballistic and energy weapons. Available in jacket (torso and arms. 4kg), vest (torso. 3kg), pants (legs. 3kg), suit (torso, arms, legs. 6kg), or helmet (head. 0.8kg). Restricted to Federated Suns military personnel.
M/B/E/X 3/5/4/3

Lyran Alliance Standard Armour
The standard infantry armour used by the Lyran Alliance, effective against ballistic and energy weapons. Available in jacket (torso and arms. 4kg), vest (torso. 3kg), pants (legs. 3kg), suit (torso, arms, legs. 6kg), or helmet (head. 0.8kg). Restricted to Lyran Alliance military personnel.
M/B/E/X 3/5/4/3

Ballistic Plate Armour
This non-standard armour is used by forces expecting heavy action, it provides good protection against all weapons, but is heavier than other armours. Available in vest (torso. 8.8kg), suit (torso, arms, legs. 22kg). Manufactured suits are restricted to military personnel, makeshift ballistic plate vests have been fashioned by some underworld elements.
M/B/E/X 4/6/5/4
A full suit of ballistic plate is encumbering

Military Armoured Clothing, Concealed Ablative/Flak Armour
The standard military uniform providing light protection against ballistic and energy weapons. Available in jacket (torso and arms. 3kg), vest (torso. 2.25kg), pants (legs 2.25kg), suit (torso, arms, legs. 4.5kg), or boots (feet. 1kg). Restricted to military personnel. Available in dress and field versions. Armoured hats do not cover enough of the head to provide effective protection, so these are not available.
M/B/E/X 2/3/3/2

Combat Boots
Standard combat boots used across the Inner Sphere (feet 2.0kg).
M/B/E/X 2/3/3/1

Plasteel Boots
Plasteel boots commonly used by Battlemech pilots across the Inner Sphere, for the resistance to heat (feet 2.0kg).
M/B/E/X 4/6/4/4

Light Gloves
Standard light armour gloves, commonly used by military technical personnel (hands, 0.5kg).
M/B/E/X 1/1/1/1

Heavy Gloves
Standard heavy armour gloves, commonly used by military combat personnel (hands, 1.0kg).
M/B/E/X 2/2/2/2

Military Helmets

Standard Federated Suns Helmet
Standard Federated Suns Helmet, includes military comm, IR scanner, rangefinder. (head, 1.5kg).
M/B/E/X 4/5/5/4
-1 to perception rolls; AV 7 vs flash

Standard Lyran Alliance Helmet
Standard Lyran Alliance Helmet, includes military comm, IR scanner, night vision. (head, 1.2kg).
M/B/E/X 4/6/6/4
-1 to perception rolls; AV 7 vs flash

Civilian Armour

Civilian Armoured Clothing, Concealed Flak Armour
The available civilian armoured clothing providing light protection against ballistic weapons.
Available in jacket (torso and arms. 3kg), hooded jacket (head, torso and arms. 3kg), vest (torso. 2.25kg), pants (legs 2.25kg), suit (torso, arms, legs. 4.5kg), or boots (feet. 1kg).
Not restricted. Available in many styles and versions.
M/B/E/X 1/3/1/2
Military grade concealed flak armour is rated 1/4/1/2 but is rare and is not standard issue on Strata

Neo-chain Armour
A growing trend among Strata’s civilian population is to wear neo-chain armour for greater protection than armoured clothing offers. Neo Chain offers superior protection against melee weapons and marginally better against energy weapons. Available in jacket (torso and arms 1.9kg), hooded jacket (head, torso and arms 2.1kg), vest (torso. 1.7kg), pants (legs. 1.5kg), suit (torso, arms, legs. 4.7kg). Not restricted.
M/B/E/X 3/3/2/2

Unusual Options
Unusual options such as ballistic plate armour, just ablative or just flak armour, leather armour, other types of concealed armour, shields or exotic (arcaic) armours also exist but are more rarely seen.

Personal Armour

Operation Raven Ristin Ristin