Ctesibius Hard Suit
The Ctesbius hard suit was developed originally in Japan, where it was used to respond to natural disasters and fires. The hard suit was fully enclosed and had a breather system to protect the occupant from fire and debris as well a ventilation system to keep the suit bearable when fighting fires. It was discovered that it could rapidly overheat the firefighter inside it.
The Ctesibius, or C-Tes hard suit has a mounting system to carry a conventional fire hose, as well as the ability to carry compressed chemical canisters. The best model of the C-Tes has a double nozzle pump system mounted in each arm and a wide bore hook up point for a water supply umbilical.
The Yakuza appropriated several of these suits and retrofitted them with weapons and oni masks. The few that survive are museum pieces, or trophies in retired oyabun mansions.Go to Comment
Prefect Chu and Prefect Jin
The Prefect series of hard suits was pioneered by China, which would go on to become the core of the ACPS. The Prefect was created as a police and law enforcement power suit, and carried substantial ballistic armor against small arms. The design was quickly exported/stolen to other countries where the power suit would be put into production, usually with cosmetic modifications. The Chu model is a standard form and can use paramilitary firearms, but can also use manual tools with both of it's hands. It was the more common model outside of China. The non-Chinese Chus were commonly given cosmetic upgrades to their appearance, with the most obvious and perhaps over the top going to the British 'Bobby' which while effective, was ruthlessly mocked for basically being a power suit with a hat.
The Jin model was used by paramilitary police organizations and it carried an offhand armor shield that was able to stop almost all small arms fire as well as some vehicle scale weapons. The main arm had a hard mounted forearm grenade launcher that had a variable loader system and could swap between two different types of grenades. Flash bangs and gas grenades were the main types used but in several riots there are horrific videos of Jins using what are obviously concussion and fragmentation grenades against rioters.
The two types of police hard suit are still in use, though no longer the Chinese sources Chu and Jin. There is a common Patrol type and a paramilitary SWAT type. Unlike the non-modular Chu and Jin, most modern police armors can chose to equip a shield and anti-riot and pacification systems are now generally shoulder mounted.Go to Comment
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