This is a typical draconian in MK2 Shock armour.
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Origin: Draconian, Free Legions
Armour type: Half powered (MK2)
Era: 3rd Draconic war.Stats: (40K standard) 2+ armour/ 4+ invulnerable, jump infantry, feel no pain, may not shoot or assault after jump, may use slow and purposeful rule
Armaments (in picture):
- "Tornado" Rotary HMG (infantry version)
- Draconic 2-handed shielded weapon (standard issue)
- Gauntleted dual SMGs (side arm)
This is currently the heaviest infantry armour used by Draconic forces that isn't fully powered.
The MK 2 armour is an improvement in protection level over the original MK 1 and comes with a power supply. Although it has a power supply, it technically isn't considered power armour, as the power source is mostly used to power weapon systems and scanners rather than for moving the suit.
Though the suit itself does come with smart fibre technology found in the real powered suits, it is not strong enough to move the whole suit and most of the effort comes from the individual wearing the suit. Hence it isn't classified as "powered armour" in any true sense.
The real use of the fibres is actually for bracing the suit, hence allowing weapons of heavier recoil to be used with higher precision. This function is actually optional, though it does improve firing efficiency. History
Draconic shock armour was an unusual development in Draconic infantry armour and was first developed in the second Draconic war. Most Draconic armour tends to keep mobility in mind and hence allow for unassisted flight by Draconians wearing the armour.
However, this armour is best used in enclosed spaces such as boarding actions, where firepower and protection are King..... and speed is of little importance.
That said, the armour is still incredibly heavy by Draconic standards and boosters were later provided to allow short jumps to keep up with regular infantry. Naturally, stronger individuals tend to be selected to wear this armour.
The armour itself was impervious to small arms fire and highly resistant to even heavy weapons. Successive upgrades improved the resilience even further to include plasma-deflecting shielding technology.
Eventually Shock armour gave rise to the more current "Powered armour" used in the present 3rd war. Though the armour still retains it's use in the fact that since power isn't a requirement for it to move, it can be used together with EMP weaponry...... as well as the fact that shock armour is smaller.
The MK2 was a more radical redesign over the original MK1 it is slightly thicker and incoperates modular sacrificial ceramic armour plates.
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Well, felt like submitting something..... even though this is something that normally ends up in the scraps.
Also felt like doing something non-digital.... and pencil-shading (though me scanner kills lots of details and creates many artefacts. )
As well as redesigning a certain armour design.[link]
The old Draconic armour.
Ground shadow added later, digitally (to match pencil shading).