Vacc Suit

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Generic Vacc Suit
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Generic Vacc Suit
Type Protective Gear
Tech Level TL–8
Size 6.0 liters
Weight 10.0 kg
Cost Cr10,000
Manufacturer Various
Generic Vacc Suit

The TL-8 Vacc Suit (Cr10,000; TL-8) is a personal vacuum or space suit and is designed to protect the individual from vacuum, tainted or noxious atmospheres, and some radiation situations. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It carries its own communicators, oxygen tanks for six hours, and other basic survival appurtenances. Use of a vacc suit requires training. It acts as cloth armor when subject to attacks. Vacc suits are relatively bulky, and weigh 10.0 kilograms or more; the weight counts against personal weight allowances. This weight is reduced 2.0 kilograms per tech level as the suit gains increasing sophistication. For example, a TL-10 Vacc Suit weighs 6.0 kilograms, and a vacc suit at tech levels of thirteen or more adds no apparent weight over regular clothing. [2]

Protective Suit Characteristics[edit]

Volume: 6.0 liters. Weight: 10.0 kg. Base Price: Cr10,000.

  • TL-8 Vacc Suit: This suit is not manufactured specifically for combat situations. Instead, it is meant to protect the wearer from extreme temperatures, pressure variations and atmospheric conditions. The vacc suit is a basic survival tool on worlds classified as desolate vacuums. The TL-8 vacc suit is more unwieldy and uncomfortable than more advanced suits. However, this suit serves the same purpose at a much lower price. [3]
  • The armor provides at least Class-5 protection against Firearms. [4]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Vacc suit technology begins for most sophont species with underwater diving suits of various types from the earliest bathysphere to later, far more sophisticated rebreather suits. Most sophonts achieve interplanetary space travel by the TL:7-9 epoch and the first space suits are designed, really vacc suits designed to support life in a vacuum.

By the TL:13-15 epoch, vacc suits have considerably shrunk, become vastly more comfortable and ergonomic, and far more capable. [5]

Selected Protective Suit Models[edit]

  1. TL-8 Vacc Suit
  2. TL-9 Vacc Suit
  3. TL-10 Vacc Suit
  4. TL-11 Vacc Suit
  5. TL-12 Vacc Suit
  6. TL-13 Vacc Suit
  7. TL-14 Vacc Suit
  8. TL-15 Vacc Suit

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. Marc Miller. "Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide." MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (1990): page/s 4.
  4. Marc Miller. "Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide." MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (1990): page/s 4.
  5. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak