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.
Though the Tirolians have developed many armors over the long centuries, none have remained service as long as this suit, which began as the standard armor suit for the Ceremonial Guard of the old Tirolian Republic, and has served since 1450 as the armor of the internal ceremonial security aboard the Elders' and Masters' motherships and the Imperial possessions on the surface of Tirol and her colonies, finally ceasing to be produced with the fall of Tirol and the destruction of the Masters over Earth.
The Tirolian armor began as simple battle-armor, with some environmental control for comfort, but no inherent space-capabilities. A limited environmental suit could be worn under the armor for protection against chemical agents. As the years passed, however, further features were added to the suit, to assist in its function in internal security and police work. This armor was never used in large numbers in the field, since the Robotech Masters had long left traditional infantry actions to their Zentraedi slaves.
The Tirolian armor is composed of a plastic-ceramic composite for maximal resistance to penetration and thermic explosive damage for minimal weight. The armor stops all small arms fire, provides fair protection against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round, and poor resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round.
The Tirolian armor has the following features:
It is possible to wear an environment suit under the Tirolian armor, with the external consumables supply leads going through the suit by way of special channels in the armor, after which they can plug into an environmental supply backpack.
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