Mesh Personal Armor

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Generic Mesh Personal Armor
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Generic Mesh Personal Armor
Type Protective Gear
Tech Level TL–7
Size 4.0 liters
Weight 2.0 kg
Cost Cr150
Manufacturer Various
Generic Mesh Personal Armor
Mesh Personal Armor (Cr150; TL–7) is a jacket or body suit made of natural or synthetic leather and reinforced with a lining of flexible metal mesh, similar to chain mail but lighter and stronger. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Mesh reduces or stops penetration by blades and has some effectiveness against guns; it is ineffective against laser fire. [2]

Personal Armor Characteristics[edit]

Volume: 4.0 liters. Weight: 2.0 kg. Base Price: Cr150.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Mesh Personal Armor is a modern TL:7-9 technology personal armor and modern successor to archaic chain mail. It is a modern ballistic cloth combined with a flexible mesh, general of metals, composites, polymers, or even ceramics.

Higher tech versions, generally manufactured in the TL:10-12 epoch can absorb and redistribute kinetic energy even more effectively. Some forms can even store, redistribute, or even transform the kinetic energy into usable power. Higher tech successor versions are rumored to be able to do even more. [4]

Selected Personal Armor Models[edit]

  1. TL-1 Scale Mail
  2. TL-2 Chain Mail
  3. TL-3 Ring Mail
  4. TL-7 Mesh Personal Armor

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), page/s 41.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), page/s 41.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marc Miller. "Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide." MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (1990): 4.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak