Travel suit

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Travel suit
Type Protective gear
Tech Level TL–12
Size 150 liters
Weight 12kg
Cost Cr125,000

The Travel Suit (or TeeSuit) is a garment especially designed for Dolphins. This garment is a combination gravitic vehicle and hostile environment suit, which contains a super-humid atmosphere for the health and comfort of its wearer. Versions of the TeeSuit are constructed for most other water living sophonts.

Early versions are available at TL–12, cost Cr125,000, weigh 12 kg (with the grav modules turned off), and provide fairly comfortable support for up to 12 hours. By TL–15, the cost has increased to Cr150,000 but the suit only weighs 7 kg, and provides very comfortable accommodations for up to 48 hours.

In all cases, the helmet includes a polylucent cuprothallium visor with a full heads-up display tied into an on-board computer/communication array. This system is equivalent to a hand computer in data processing power with a regional (500 km) range audio/video transceiver capability.

The suit is capable of flight at up to 100 kph. Normal cruise speed is only about 75 kph and NOE speed is 20 kph. The TeeSuit provides its wearer with complete protection from temperatures ranging from -100°C to +100°C, and pressures of up to 5 atm.

A combat version exists, called a type D Battle Dress, with the same armor rating as human battle dress. It includes a sonar amplifier (range 1 km), integral waldos, and a chameleon surface, often set to dark grey above blending to light grey/white on the lower surface. A special snout ram can be fitted, as well as a torpedo rack.

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