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Manticore
HOPSI-5 Manticore
Class

Heavy Orbital Powered Suit

Technical specifications
Length

1.5 meters

Width

1.6 meters

Height/depth

3.2 meters

Mass

518 kg (dry)

Maximum speed

88 km/h running

Power plant

SCE-2P Miniaturized Protoculture-cell energizer

Sensor systems

Phillips AllView II multi-band digital spherical camera system

Armament
  • 1 x Retractable close combat sword
  • 1 x Ion pulse cannon
  • 1 x Hand-to-hand combat
Crew

1 pilot

Usage
Year introduced

Unknown

Affiliation

Army of the Southern Cross

The HOPSI-5 Manticore was a heavy powered suit by the mechanized infantry units of the Cosmic Unit.

Technology and Combat CharacteristicsEdit

Based loosely on the Cold Weather Offensive Squad's Fenris, the Manticore was a heavy infrantry suit designed for boarding and clearing enemy spacecraft as well as front-line combat in micro-gravity. Strong and ruggedly built, the Manticore stands up well to the rigors of space and can take a fair amount of damage before its performance is hindered. The suit if agile, with several thrusters, along with an oribital propulsion pack. It's slightly heavier in armor to the Fenris, similar to the Spartas Hovertank in plating. The suit carried a special melee blade, capable of short range combat.

ArmorEdit

The Manticore provided full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using a fully-sealed cockpit module activated by radiation and hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions are anticipated. The cockpit module was also armored and gave the Manticore the option of operating off-planet on the moon and on Mars. The internal consumables supplies provided atmosphere purification for one weeks in a hostile environment such as the moon or Mars.

HistoryEdit

Deployed alongside patrol fleets stationed in the solar system, the Manticore was a feared unit among many space pirate forces.

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