Department of Combat Studies:
Combat Tactics II: Armor
Armor is a life to some, a part of their soul; to others, it is another tool on the battlefield to be used to win the fight. What you have to remember is that most of the time you have to think about what armor you wish to take, this exam is designed to teach you how to understand and learn which suits which situation the best.
Kaminoan Phase I Clones
Clone trooper armor was created to be a resilient, high-tech piece of armor. Each plate had to be able to withstand explosions, small firearms blasts, and even blasters bolts. The armor is not equipped with concealed weapons. There is a utility belt, which will be able to carry a grappling hook, power cells, and other equipment which you would need. The helmet for the armor could receive and transmit orders, the commlink antenna built into the distinctive fin at the top of the helmet.
Defense Type: Cold Energy, Explosive, Piercing, Poison, Slashing, Kinetic, Heat Energy, Blaster Energy
Coverage: Whole Body
Primary Manufacturer: Kaminoan aritiorsmith
Affiliation: Republic Clone Troops
This armor was normally used when it would be required for quick movement through terrain. Normally equipped with visors for better vision, the armor was stripped of some of the non-essential parts, meaning it was lighter and easier to move quickly and silently in.
Swamp armor was light weight, stripping them of some of the protection which made them more of a recon attachment. The armor was dull green, making them more camouflaged around bogs, and had little protection, with torso, head, knees, elbows being the armored parts.
Snow trooper armor, a variation of the Clone Mark I armor creation, had an extended chest plate, as well as having built in heaters, so that the wearer could withstand the coldest temperatures. The armor itself is similar to the Mark I, with an extended face plate as well as thermal padding. They were able to withstand fighting in ice cold conditions for a long period of time.
Kaminoan Phase II Clones
Brought in to replace the Phase I armor, this was a simple but effective upgrade. Now equipped with a unique helmet design incorporating polarized lens, the armor was also better fitted to the human figure, allowing for more maneuverability and comfort. The manufacturers also used a lighter yet more protective material for the plates, which also allowed for simple modifications to the specific scenario in which the trooper was deployed.
The shock armor was commonly used as law enforcement, meaning that it was normal equipped with a high communications unit built into the helmet, with the purpose of being able to scan through databases and check locations and other systematic maps in the helmet quickly, leaving the wearer the ability to get to their destination quickly.
This armor was designed with the idea that the user would be out in long-range walks, so it had a required long range communication system built in. The armor itself had a life scanner built into the chest plate, allowing the wearer to be able to detect life forms that are near the area, as well as being camouflaged so that the wearer is given the ability to hide if the need arises.
This armor was normally used for the ability to place paratroopers on the ground. The helmet was equipped with a breather, able to take in small air and convert it into a good amount of oxygen for the user to jump from high altitudes. The armor comes equip with a standard pressure suit, allowing the user to be pressurized, and itself has a parachute.
Creshaldyne Industries Blast-Dampening Armor
Thick leather or hide offered some protection from spears and arrows, but as everything in time, weapons have evolved from the very basics, so the armor has adapted. Nearly all armor will contain some form of blast-dampening technology to help absorb blaster fire. This armor is manufactured by Creshaldyne Industries, and worn by the Naboo Palace Guard. The under level is made up of a basic garb that covers the chest, back and shoulders of the wearer. The outer lay is consisted of rubbery material able to insulate against heat, cold, electricity, and other forms of energy. The rubber shell is also made up inside with thousands of tiny reflecting crystals held in a gel. This is what makes the armor able to absorb blaster shots, as the crystals diffuse the energy.
Defense Type: Slashing, Piercing, Kinetic, Electrical Energy, Cold Energy, Heat energy, Sonic energy, Blaster energy
Coverage: Torso and head
Primary Manufacturer: Creshaldyne industries
Affiliation: Naboo Palace Guard
Phase III Stormtrooper
The Stormtrooper has become a symbol of Imperial tyranny across the galaxy. The armor was normally used by well trained and equipped troopers. The armor, unlike clone armor which was designed to take a significant amount of damage, can only take a glancing blaster blow and physical attack. Yet, it also has a sophisticated survival system, giving the troopers the ability to go into extreme conditions. The helmet also had padding to stop head damage, and an in-helmet computer to monitor readings from the suit itself. Using this armor also allows you to seal the whole suit, which will engage a small oxygen supply. Also with the new armor, each one can be changed into special units, looking into the Desert sandtroops wear the armor but it is laced with cooling units, and armed with robust sand filters for the helmet, Other sucks as speed bikers have navigational computers vital to their piloting.
Defense Type: Poison, Slashing, Piercing, Kinetic, Cold energy, Heat energy, Blaster energy
Coverage: Entire Body
Primary Manufacturer: Imperial Department of Military research
Affiliation: Imperial stormtroopers
Upgraded from the previous style armor, the snow armor allows the user to go into freezing temperatures for a short period of time without the risk of the armor freezing over.
Commando armor was upgraded from that of a normal Stormtrooper, the wearer would be able to attach a protective shield to the armor, as well as having an enhanced mask, which would give them the reading of the squad that they were leading. Often to symbolize that they were in charge, they would wear some form of pauldron on their armor.