Full Item Description
The Putnazad Suit of Powered Armor is perhaps the most common variant of such currently found in the world. Manufactured by Losibelka Industries, its popularity among the militaries of the world is in large part due to its modularity. Unlike more conventional suits of power armor, which generally have simple effects and perhaps one or two weapons built in, the Putnazad is built to be customizable, with room for numerous optional additions to be attached at various points around the armor.
Specifically, the suit has room for a back-mounted object, slots on both wrists and forearms, room on each foot, areas on the elbows and knees, a space for goggles and a mouth-nose cover, as well as room for a small object on either or both sides of the head. The actual hands are generally, though not always, left free to hold a detached weapon.
The modules for the suit are most frequently also built by Losibelka, but a few other small corporations also produce Putnazad modules, which Losibelka is generally willing to tolerate - they make handsome profits on the suits, after all. Some individuals even go so far as to custom-make their own modules for the suits.
The suit itself is slightly on the bulky side, though it offers sufficient increases in physical strength and resilience to make up for the loss in freedom of movement.
Losibelka has long been at the forefront of the weapons business, and the Putnazad is merely one of their more recent innovations, though it is perhaps their major product these days.
Most of Losibelka’s research departments occasionally turn out something new for the Putnazad, though they often spend much of their time working on other projects as well.
The Putnazad offers significantly enhanced strength to those who wear it, as well as serving as relatively good armor. Various modules can be attached to it to further enhance the wearer. Indeed, further modules are what are described in the scroll below.
Note that the relative ease in creating modules has led to any number of special modules which only exist for a few people; a GM could use such rare modules as "magic items" in a sci-fi setting.
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Capable of being attached to either or both of the wrist-slots, the Wrist-Grapple consists of a small dart tipped with a strong adhesive and approximately 50 feet of wire (15 meters). The dart is fired from just under the hand, and sticks to anything it hits. The adhesive is strong enough to support the weight of the suit and (usually) the person inside of it. The wire can also be retracted, allowing the wearer to slowly draw himself to whatever the dart is stuck to, or vice-versa. The dart cannot be easily detached, so the wire must be cut, causing the grapple-launcher to load another dart. The device is capable of holding three darts.
A fairly common variant of this module would be the magnetic grapple, which uses magnetism rather than an adhesive. The magnetic grapple can be detached, allowing it to be used more than three times, though it is more limited in what it can adhere to.
Another wrist attachment, the paralyzer spray allows the wearer of the suit to spray a burst of gas into the exposed face of an enemy. When breathed in, the stuff begins to move throughout the body, before eventually solidifying. The insulating properties of the gunk mean that, should it get into the nervous system, it can rapidly paralyze or even kill the target. The forearm can be equipped with a tank to hold a large quantity of the gas, kept in compression.
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Mounted on the helmet, just beside the eye, the eyesight transmits a laser sight at an angle such that it will align with a long rifle held up to the face to sight. The laser is, by default, in the visible spectrum, but it can be modified to infrared or other spectra, allowing for combination with various sight-enhancement modules.
Attached to the back, the Skalistyj is a pair of large guns which extend up to point over the shoulders. Each gun is capable of rapid-firing 25 mm shells from either or both barrels, and of being operated without the use of any hands, the skalistyj is a popular weapon for those in need of large amounts of firepower.
Attached to the elbows and/or knees, combat blades are just what they sound like - long, razor-sharp blades for use in close-combat, capable of shredding an unarmored opponent. Some variations on the blades allow them to be easily detached for use as utility knives.
Forearm Weapons System
A gun mounted to the forearm of the Putnazad suit, this system can mount most types of personal weapons - lasers, projectile weapons, plasma beams, or any other type of traditional firearm. The weapon itself must be detached to be reloaded, but can use a standard clip or power cell, allowing for convenient supply.
Traditonally, the weapon extends from just behind the back of the wrist, appearing almost like a small pistol attached to the forearm. A relatively common variant, however, extends considerably farther forward, looking more like a rifle, and includes a grip for a longer barrel and enhanced accuracy.
Where the forearm weapons system is merely attached to the forearm, the arm cannon replaces it. The entire hand of the appropriate arm is locked into the cannon, which takes up the lower half of the forearm, as well as the hand. The arm cannon allows for easier reloading from the outside, and allows for the integration of heavier weapons systems than could otherwise be mounted to the forearm. The necessary sealing away of a hand, however, means that this upgrade is less common than might otherwise be expected.
One of the more expensive upgrades to the suit, the Letjaga is a jetpack. Mounted to the back, the letjaga allows for full flight capability, as well as decent aerial mobility. The standard letjaga model allows for a full five minutes of flight, which can be greatly extended by moving in 'jumps' rather than by actually flying.
A modified version of a jetpack usually used on much heavier suits of armor, the Fliegendes Plus is a creation of the smaller firm, Peabody Arms. The Fliegendes allows for faster flight than the official letjaga, but offers a bumpier ride, as well as slightly decreased mobility.