Hostile Environment Suit

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The Hostile Environment Suit protects the wearer against Corrosive or Insidious Atmospheres. These suits are also used in atmospheres are tainted with toxic elements, chemical or biological warfare agents, or areas with little or no oxygen for breathing. The suits do not incorporate any specific protections against weapons or attacks, but may provide minimal protections due to their bulk or construction. They can be upgraded using Cloth Armor or similar protections.

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Protective Suit
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Hostile Environment Suit Variant
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Cost Cr1,000
Size 6.0 liters
Type Protective Gear
Tech Level TL–6
Weight 7.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
TBD

The Protective Suit is sealed, air-conditioned, and has its own air supply (good for six hours). The suit has no water supply of its own, nor will it protect the wearer once the air supply gives out, but so long as it works, the wearer will not suffer the ill effects of the outside environment, specifically a toxic atmosphere.

Filter Suit
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Hostile Environment Suit Variant
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Cost Cr100
Size 2.0 liters
Type Protective Gear
Tech Level TL–8
Weight 2.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
TBD

The Filter Suit is a lightweight, permeable overall worn over other clothing and cinched down with disposable adhesive straps.

Its sole purpose it to protect the wearer from toxic airborne chemicals (usually military incapacitation agents that could be absorbed through the skin) for a limited time. Normally worn in combination with a compatible respirator, the suit porous enough to prevent excessive body heat build up, eliminating the need for cumbersome life support system. The limitations are less than 100% effectivity and a short useful lifespan.

Hazard Suit
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Hostile Environment Suit Variant
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Cost Cr500
Size 5.0 liters
Type Protective Gear
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 4.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
TBD

A Hazard Suit is designed to provide temporary protection from Insidious Atmospheres or chemicals.

A small battery and chemical cartridge combination provides atmosphere filtering and a slight positive pressure within the suit to prevent entry of harmful chemical compounds. The suit was originally rated to provide 24 hours of protection in the filtering mode and six hours in a full recirculation mode, and additional filter packs can be added for additional duration. Provision is made for fluid intake and output without compromising suit integrity.

External straps adjust the fit of the suit for a variety of body sizes, and the suit includes elbow, knee and foot reinforcement to withstand normal use.

Body Pressure Suit
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Hostile Environment Suit Variant
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Cost Cr500
Size 5.0 liters
Type Protective Gear
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 4.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
TBD

The Body Pressure Suit is light and comfortable to work in for short periods of time under mildly hostile atmospheric conditions. It can be worn under clothes but is of no benefit in pressures less than 0.43 atm (thin atmosphere) without the vacuum belt. The suit protects against temperatures +250° C to -240° C and pressures up to 2.5 atm.

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