Out of Character Information
|Intent:||Light Armor for the Armiger Corps|
|Canon Link:||Not Applicable|
|Primary Link:||Not Applicable|
|Affiliation:||Confederacy of Independent Systems; The Hellknight Corps; Armiger Corps|
|Model:||Phase I Armiger Flak Armor|
|Modularity:||Yes; Emblems and Colors of a particular Unit or Terrain Feature, as well as personal touches|
|Torso:||Environmental Control Unit||Helmet:||Built-In Comlink||Additional Systems:||IFF Circuitry|
|Manual Suit Sealing Kit||Temperature Control Bodysuit|
|Reinforced Chest Plate||Legs:||Magnetic Boots with Grav-Field Alternator|
|Lightweight and durable; designed to protect against hazards of the battlefield such as shrapnel, concussive bursts, and explosions more so than against kinetic or energy-based weaponry. Whereas the Phase II Hellplate Armor is synonymous with the Hellknights, and the stark white Plastoid with the Stormtroopers - the Phase I Armiger Flak Armor is the iconic armor of those supplicants that seek to one day join the ranks of the Hellknight Chapters. Many of those that now don the heavy suits of Hellplate and Canoness Battle Armor owe their lives to the protection of this lightweight suit. Constructed with materials that do not interfere with or prevent an individual from maneuvering with ease, it focuses predominately on protecting vital organs rather than extremities, thus the reason for the armor being focused around the chest cavity and skull. Comprised of multiple parts - each piece has a specific function. The primary Chestpiece and Helmet are constructed of Durasteel, Plasteel, and Armorweave, providing flexible durability - the primary function of which, as mentioned, is to protect an individual from shrapnel and explosions. The uniform itself consists of a layer of Rancor-Leather layered between two pieces of Coraseweave; the padding of this design is what provides individuals protection against Sonic based weaponry and concussive forces. |
However, the armor itself only protects so much in terms of what it covers and its primary use. As such, the armor, though containing Armorweave, is next to useless in stopping a lightsaber, even a glancing blow. Likewise, the armor isn't really designed with protection against Kinetic or Energy-based weapons in mind. While capable of handling small arms fire - such as small caliber rounds and low yield blaster bolts - it is otherwise incapable of protecting against large-caliber rounds and high yield blaster bolts beyond anything other than a glancing blow to the armor pieces. Even then, such a blow is more than enough to knock the wearer on their ass or knock them out if it struck their helmet. Where the armor predominately shines is in its versatility, as seen via its many iterations and designs across multiple units, its lightweight, and reliability.
The most glaring problem, however, is that the armor itself was designed with a standard humanoid body in mind; with species such as Humans, Twileks, Bothans, and similarly shaped species capable of wearing this armor with ease. The problem comes in when a larger species, such as a Wookie or Herglic, or a more unique species, such as a Quarren or Xexto would be incapable of utilizing the armor - requiring special alterations or a more unique set of armor be produced specifically for them on an individual by individual basis.