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|name    = Battle Dress
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|name    = Generic Battledress
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|caption = Standard Battledress Representation
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|cost    = Cr200,000
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|footnote= Generic Battledress
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|group  = Personal Armor
 
|image  = [[File:Battledress-Bryan-Gibson-Traveller.gif]]
 
|image  = [[File:Battledress-Bryan-Gibson-Traveller.gif]]
|caption = Standard battle dress
 
|TL      = 13
 
|Type    = Protective gear
 
|cost    = Cr100,000
 
 
|size    = 125.0 liters
 
|size    = 125.0 liters
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|TL      = 13
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|Type    = Protective Gear
 
|weight  = 100.0 kg
 
|weight  = 100.0 kg
|footnote=
 
 
|manufacturer= Various
 
|manufacturer= Various
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The ultimate in individual protection, [[Battle Dress]] is an advanced and powered version of [[Combat Armour|combat armor]]. Battle dress is somewhat bulky, but is roughly man-sized. Battle dress enhances the strength and senses of individuals wearing it with variable feedback personal controls, servo-powered limbs, and various kinds of electronic assistance.
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[[TL-13 Battledress]] (Cr200,000; [[TL-13]]) is the ultimate in individual protection, battle dress is an advanced and powered version of [[combat armor]]. {{Page cite|name= Characters and Combat|page=42|version=Classic Traveller}}
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This is one of the four common forms of hazardous-duty dress commonly used by the military and paramilitaries of most [[polities]]. The four types of dress are: {{Unpublished cite|author=Maksim-Smelchak}}
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* [[Battle Dress]] (Powered Combat Armor)
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* [[Combat Armor]] (Non-powered Combat Armor)
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* [[Combat Environment Suit]] AKA [[Combat Armor]]
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* [[Hostile Environment Suit]]s (Hazardous Environment Non-Combat Armor)
  
Battle Dress is completely sealed, with a [[Portable Life Support System]] to supply breathing air, heat, and cooling for at least six hours. The suit is capable of operation in any [[environment]] from high-radiation vacuum to 30 atmosphere of pressure, and temperature ranges of -100°C to +100°C. It incorporates a quick sealing system to prevent loss of life support in cases of small punctures. The suit electronics includes a 100km radio communicator, a heads up display integrated into the helmet, and a computer to monitor the health of the wearer. Sensor enhancements includes a full [[Portable radiation imaging system]] for passive image enhancements.  
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== Description (Specifications) ==
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Battle dress enhances the strength and senses of individuals wearing it with variable feedback personal controls, servo-powered limbs, and various kinds of electronic assistance. The individual wearing battle dress is effectively doubled in strength and given unlimited endurance (for lifting, carrying, and fighting purposes; not for wounds received) and can also use the suit’s capabilities to surprise the enemy. {{Page cite|name= Characters and Combat|page=42|version=Classic Traveller}}
  
===Chameleon Option===  
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=== Personal Armor Characteristics ===
A chameleon surface for battle dress, at an additional cost of Cr1000, selectively bleeds heat to match background IR levels and effectively renders the wearer invisible to IR sensors.
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Volume: 125.0 liters. Weight: 100.0 kg. Base Price: Cr200,000.
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* ''[[TL-13 Battle Dress| TL-13 Standard Battle Dress]]:'' An advanced and powerful version of [[combat armor]], [[battle dress]] i[s the ultimate form of personal protection. Battle dress is restricted to military use. However, it can also typically be purchased on the black-market of [[high tech level world]]s. Detailed information on battle dress is not available because it is considered highly classified within Imperial military circles. {{Page cite|name= MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy |page= 4 |article= Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide }}
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* Battle dress is somewhat bulky, but is roughly man-sized. Battle Dress is completely sealed, with a [[Portable Life Support System]] to supply breathing air, heat, and cooling for at least six hours. The suit is capable of operation in any [[environment]] from high-radiation vacuum to 30.0 atmosphere of pressure, and temperature ranges of -100°C to +100°C. It incorporates a quick sealing system to prevent loss of life support in cases of small punctures. The suit electronics includes a 100.0 km radio communicator, a heads up display integrated into the helmet, and an internal [[computer]] to monitor the health of the wearer. Sensor enhancements includes a full [[Portable radiation imaging system]] for passive image enhancements.
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* The armor provides at least Class-11 protection against [[Firearm]]s. {{Page cite|name= MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy |page= 4 |article= Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide }}
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=== Chameleon Option ===  
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A chameleon surface for battle dress, at an additional cost of Cr1,000 which selectively bleeds heat to match background IR levels and effectively renders the wearer invisible to IR sensors.
  
===Psionic Shield Option===
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=== Psionic Shielding Option ===  
[[Psionic Shield Helmet|psionic shielding]] is available as an option at an additional cost of Cr4000. Psionic shielding protects the wearer from psionic mind reading and from psionic life sensing.
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[[Psionic Shield Helmet|psionic shielding]] is available as an option at an additional cost of Cr4,000. Psionic shielding protects the wearer from psionic mind reading and from psionic life sensing.
  
This is one of the four common forms of hazardous-duty dress used by the military and paramilitaries of most worlds. The four types of dress are: {{Unpublished cite|author=Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
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== History & Background (Dossier) ==
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The earliest attempts at creating power armor in the [[TL:7-9]] epoch produce a variety of performance enhancing man amplifier suits, waldos. powered exoskeletons, and exoframes. Earlier [[TL:4-6]] suits are extremely unwieldy and unsuited to the conventional warfare of the time.
* [[Hostile Environment Suit]]s (Hazardous Environment Non-Combat Armor)
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* [[Combat Environment Suit]]
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By the [[TL:10-12]] epoch, power armor comes closer to reaching its potential with powered hard suits, battlesuits, combat walkers, striders, warsuits, and other smaller forms of walker mecha. Larger walker mecha have a hard time dealing with swift grav tanks, infantry pods, and other [[gravcraft]] unless in an [[environment]] where [[gravcraft]] are excluded.
* [[Combat Armor]] (Non-powered Combat Armor)
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* [[Battle Dress]] (Powered Combat Armor)
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By the [[TL:13-15]] epoch, true power armor has evolved at the man-sized level, fully enables by [[Fusion+]] power plants, battery back-ups, miniaturized artificial muscles, bonded superdense armor, and high energy plasma weaponry. {{Unpublished cite|author=Maksim-Smelchak}}
  
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=== Selected Personal Armor Models ===
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# [[TL-13 Battledress|TL-13 Standard Battledress]]
  
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== References & contributors (Sources) ==
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{{Intermediate}}
 
{{Sources
 
{{Sources
|S1= {{Ludography cite|name=Characters and Combat|page=42}}
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|S1= {{Ludography cite|name=Characters and Combat|page=42-43}}
 
|S2= {{Ludography cite|name=Shadows/Annic Nova|page=19}}
 
|S2= {{Ludography cite|name=Shadows/Annic Nova|page=19}}
|S3= Periodical: [[Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 03]] in Article: "[[Advanced Powered Battle Armor]]" by: [[Bob Barger]]
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|S3= {{Ludography cite|name=Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 03|page=23|article=Advanced Powered Battle Armor}}
 
|S4= {{Ludography cite|name=Zhodani|page=15-16}}
 
|S4= {{Ludography cite|name=Zhodani|page=15-16}}
 
|S5= {{Ludography cite|name=Imperial Encyclopedia|page=74,75}}
 
|S5= {{Ludography cite|name=Imperial Encyclopedia|page=74,75}}
|S6= Periodical: [[Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 03]] in Article: "[[Advanced Powered Battle Armor]]" by: [[Bob Barger]]
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|S6= {{Ludography cite|name= MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy |page= 4 |article= Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide }}
|S7= {{Ludography cite|name=Traveller The New Era|page=358,359}}
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|S7= {{Ludography cite|name=MegaTraveller Journal 1|page=46,51,52|article=Dressed to Kill: An Intimate Look at Battle Dress}}
|S8= {{Ludography cite|name=Reformation Coalition Equipment Guide|page=17-21}}
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|S8= {{Ludography cite|name=Traveller: The New Era|page=358,359}}
|S9= {{Ludography cite|name=Central Supply Catalog|page=19}}
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|S9= {{Ludography cite|name=Reformation Coalition Equipment Guide|page=17-21}}
|S10= {{Ludography cite|name=GURPS Traveller|page=118}}
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|S10= {{Ludography cite|name=Central Supply Catalog|page=19}}
|S11= {{Ludography cite|name=Ground Forces|page=86-87}}
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|S11= {{Ludography cite|name=GURPS Traveller Core Rules|page=118}}
|S12= {{Ludography cite|name=Traveller's Handbook|page=285}}
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|S12= {{Ludography cite|name=Ground Forces|page=86-87}}
|S13= {{Ludography cite|name=T5 Core Rules|page=629}}
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|S13= {{Ludography cite|name=The Traveller's Handbook|page=285}}
|S14= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
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|S14= {{Ludography cite|name=T5 Core Rules|page=629}}
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|S15= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
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|S16= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]  
 
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{{LE|Protective gear|Technology|Weapons}}
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[[Category: Personal Armor]]
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[[Category: Protective Gear]]
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[[Category: Protective Suit]]
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{{LE|Armor}}

Latest revision as of 18:06, 1 June 2018

Generic Battledress
Battledress-Bryan-Gibson-Traveller.gif
Standard Battledress Representation
Type Protective Gear
Tech Level TL–13
Size 125.0 liters
Weight 100.0 kg
Cost Cr200,000
Manufacturer Various
Generic Battledress

TL-13 Battledress (Cr200,000; TL-13) is the ultimate in individual protection, battle dress is an advanced and powered version of combat armor. [1]


This is one of the four common forms of hazardous-duty dress commonly used by the military and paramilitaries of most polities. The four types of dress are: [2]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Battle dress enhances the strength and senses of individuals wearing it with variable feedback personal controls, servo-powered limbs, and various kinds of electronic assistance. The individual wearing battle dress is effectively doubled in strength and given unlimited endurance (for lifting, carrying, and fighting purposes; not for wounds received) and can also use the suit’s capabilities to surprise the enemy. [3]

Personal Armor Characteristics[edit]

Volume: 125.0 liters. Weight: 100.0 kg. Base Price: Cr200,000.

  • TL-13 Standard Battle Dress: An advanced and powerful version of combat armor, battle dress i[s the ultimate form of personal protection. Battle dress is restricted to military use. However, it can also typically be purchased on the black-market of high tech level worlds. Detailed information on battle dress is not available because it is considered highly classified within Imperial military circles. [4]
  • Battle dress is somewhat bulky, but is roughly man-sized. Battle Dress is completely sealed, with a Portable Life Support System to supply breathing air, heat, and cooling for at least six hours. The suit is capable of operation in any environment from high-radiation vacuum to 30.0 atmosphere of pressure, and temperature ranges of -100°C to +100°C. It incorporates a quick sealing system to prevent loss of life support in cases of small punctures. The suit electronics includes a 100.0 km radio communicator, a heads up display integrated into the helmet, and an internal computer to monitor the health of the wearer. Sensor enhancements includes a full Portable radiation imaging system for passive image enhancements.
  • The armor provides at least Class-11 protection against Firearms. [5]

Chameleon Option[edit]

A chameleon surface for battle dress, at an additional cost of Cr1,000 which selectively bleeds heat to match background IR levels and effectively renders the wearer invisible to IR sensors.

Psionic Shielding Option[edit]

psionic shielding is available as an option at an additional cost of Cr4,000. Psionic shielding protects the wearer from psionic mind reading and from psionic life sensing.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The earliest attempts at creating power armor in the TL:7-9 epoch produce a variety of performance enhancing man amplifier suits, waldos. powered exoskeletons, and exoframes. Earlier TL:4-6 suits are extremely unwieldy and unsuited to the conventional warfare of the time.

By the TL:10-12 epoch, power armor comes closer to reaching its potential with powered hard suits, battlesuits, combat walkers, striders, warsuits, and other smaller forms of walker mecha. Larger walker mecha have a hard time dealing with swift grav tanks, infantry pods, and other gravcraft unless in an environment where gravcraft are excluded.

By the TL:13-15 epoch, true power armor has evolved at the man-sized level, fully enables by Fusion+ power plants, battery back-ups, miniaturized artificial muscles, bonded superdense armor, and high energy plasma weaponry. [6]

Selected Personal Armor Models[edit]

  1. TL-13 Standard Battledress

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 42.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), page/s 42.
  4. Marc Miller. "Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide." MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (1990): page/s 4.
  5. Marc Miller. "Imperial Soldier’s Weapons & Armor Guide." MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (1990): page/s 4.
  6. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak