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hey everyone i was asked by a friend of mine a couple weeks ago, what the space marine backpacks were used for, and i honestly didnt know. i havent looked for any other threads on this issue but i figured someone might have a good idea as to what the packs where used for.
i thought perhaps they might be used for breathing on planets with no air or perhaps light propultion packs to assist in movment in their heavy suits. then i also thought that maby the little squares on the bottom ejected extra ammo clips...
if you know their actual purpose let me know or if you have any ideas...
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Power-packs. That's why they feature exhausts.
As a result, even standing immedieately behind a Space Marine can be fatal if you're not wearing Power Armour yourself.
The Power Packs are essentially a minature nuclear power plant, according to some sources. That may explain why almost all Space Marines not wearing helmets are bald.
LolThat may explain why almost all Space Marines not wearing helmets are bald.
In addition to being powerplants, they also carry an automatic med kit, waste disposal, electronics and gyros necessary to keep a suit properly tuned and moving. Probably have dozens of other uses I'm completely missing as well
The only constant in the universe is change, adapt or die.
Just think of it as the suit's computer strapped on the guys back
"Ah, but the truth is like an expensive whore, Jerek. She comes in many dresses and will bend over for any with the money to pamper her." ~ Konrad von Carstein
Power Armour - Lexicanum
Sentence at the top of the section detailing it's main purposes, though various novels have also described as having additional food/water storage, ammunition etc.
I also have a vague memory of marine leg armour carrying waste products rather than the backpack though can't for the life of me say where that's from.