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