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Could someone answer this simple question.... What are they for???
If the pack is integral to the power armour (e.g. breathing apparatus or a stabilising device), then why don't terminators have them, or landspeeder crew, or assault marines, or inquisitors??
Thanks in advance guys!
The main function the pack serves is as a power supply for the suit. If you notice those ball-like bits on the sides; they are the exhaust vents. Termies don't have a back pack as the generator is built into the massive bulk of the termie armour. Vehicle crews do not have one as they plug themselves into their vehicles and tap the power from the vehicle's engine.
Jump packs are the same deal, the energy source is built in and plugged/mounted into the SM armor. with straps to secure it to the SM.
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Aren't they nuclear powered?
They should have a self destruct function too.
I'm sure Chaos Marines whould use them
This is from the Imperial Armor Three-Taros Campaign:
The main power source for the suit is situated in the backpack. This highly efficient sub-atomic core provides the power for all internal systems. The suit does contain a reserve supply and a back-up micro-solar panel array in case of emergencies. The reserve power source can be recharged via the solar panel, and when fully charged should be enough to last a month (with all non-vital systems disabled) without the need for major maintenince or resupplying.
Termal waste dissipators form the characteristic nozzles on the backpack. This thermal wast can be used as limited manoeuviring thrusters in zero-gravity.
The backpack also contains the suits oxygen supply and air purification system that allows the wearer to breath in toxic environments. Combined with a Space Marines multi-lung implant, the wearer can operate unhindered in any atmosphere, as well as underwater and in hard vacuum. Air intakes are also situated on the backpack.
The lower part of the backpack is the temperature regulating system. In combat, with the suit functioning at maximum capacity, heat can build up rapidly. Settings for heat control can be adjusted depending upon what environment the suit is operating in, obviously retaining more hear in cold conditions or in the -278 centigrade of deep space than in hot conditions. On Taros, this suit will be optimised for the planets mean average temperature. Within the armor, the wearer will experience only minor temerature fluctuations as the suit maintains the correct temperature to keep the space marine operating at peak effiency.
Well, there ya go.
sound really comfy.
Next thing you know, they'll come with a martini maker and brush your teeth for you.
Great post. Space marines are damn cool.
Thanks guys, that answers almost everything!!
Just 1 point.... Why do inquisitors not have them? If the backpack contains the power supply for the power armour, then surely the inquisitors armour would fail to work??
What I want to know is how space is -278 centigrade in 40k. That's a little too low....
Absolute zero is -273.15 btw. That doesn't even make any sense.
Most schools teach that Abs. Zero is -278 C. So, this article uses that.
However, with no atoms to disperse energy to, the suit's temperature shouldn't drop at all. Radiation doesn't work if there is nothing to radiate to.
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Well, I'm just sayin what the book says, so take it up with Warwick Kincade if u dont agree with it N are u really concerned with 5 degrees difference? I think its close enough. :yes: