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Cap troopers in Powered armors.

A Powered Armor (sometimes Powered Suit, or simply "Suit") is an enhanced armor suit wore by a Mobile Infantry soldier for combat. It is the reason why MI is called "Mobile Infantry" instead of simply "Infantry". Powered Armor is worn over the trooper's body and is worn as humans wear their own skin so that they can concentrate on combat actions as opposed to moving the armor itself.

VersionsEdit

Starship Troopers novelEdit

Powered armors have jump jets installed into them to allow troopers to jump over obstacles and buildings with ease. According to Juan Rico, when one is suited up in the powered armor, they appear like a "steel gorilla".

A trooper's vital status can be read by pressing a button on the suit.

There are three different types of Powered Armor:

The Marauder Suit is the basic Powered Armor used by the Mobile Infantry. Each armored suit is customized to fit each individual. The Armor is designed to give a trooper many times more strength, to let them jump over buildings at ease, and to deflect enemy fire.
The Scout Suit is a lightly armored variant of Powered Armor which is able to jump and travel faster than regular Powered Armor, for use in recon missions.
The Command Suit is a more powerful variant of Powered Armor, meant to be used by officers. The main difference in Command Armor to that of Marauder Armor is that Command Armor has much more communications equipment, and controls much more jump power and "juice" than the Marauder Armor.

GalleryEdit

Starship Troopers animeEdit

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The Commander and Soldier suits

In the Starship Troopers anime, there are three types of Powered Suits (パワードスーツ Pawādo Sūtsu, aka "P.S.") just like the novel version: Soldier Suit (歩兵タイプ Hohei Taipu), Commander Suit (指揮官タイプ Shikikan Taipu), and Area Support Suit (エリア支援タイプ Eria Shien Taipu). However, the Area Support Suit doesn't appear in the show, but only in concept arts. The Suits appearances in the anime are based on the illustration for the Japanese version of Starship Troopers novel. The Powered Suits is also known as "Enhanced Combat Suit" (強化戦闘服 Kyōka Sentōfuku).

Each soldier use trace system sensor to control the Powered Suit via underwear's laser optical connectors, which give feedback to both the human body and the Powered Suit. Much like the novel version, the Powered Suit has a HUD and face plate system, controlled via the chin.

The Powered Suit in the anime has a variety of machine guns as primary armaments, while the Y-Rack on the back of the armor is on the left shoulder instead. Also, the hatch open from front instead of back.

Also, the energy issue doesn't seem to be a problem as seen in the novel.

The Soldier Suits can carried various optional equipment, such as the Missile Launcher, the Y-Rack, and the flamethrower. In addition, the Soldier Suits have three extra variations:

  • P.S.Variation, Type-1: Flame and LASER unit equipment
  • P.S.Variation, Type-2: High gravity planet method "DEEP DIVER"
  • P.S.Variation, Type-3: VOLCANO-RIFLE-SYSTEM loading type


Starship Troopers: Dominant SpeciesEdit

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During a battle on Klendathu, a newly developed Power Armor was put into action for the first time. One Power Armor suit worn by Thomas Trask was launched via capsule unto the planet surface where it engaged Arachnid forces before rescuing captured Mobile Infantry troopers with the help of a Neodog and killing a Brain Bug. The deployed armor was then returned to it's ship in orbit.[Issue needed]


Starship Troopers: Terran AscendencyEdit

Starship Troopers (2005 video game)Edit

Main article: United Citizen Federation Marauder

Roughnecks: Starship Troopers ChroniclesEdit

The Mobile Infantry troopers wear the M-1A4 Power Suits and the M-1C8 command variants, while the Skinnies have their own Powered Armors.

Starship Troopers: The Miniatures GameEdit

Starship Troopers: The Roleplaying GameEdit

Starship Troopers: InvasionEdit

Main article: Power Suit

MerchandiseEdit

BandaiEdit

  • Powered Suit (Soft vinyl kit, 1988)
This is the OVA version of the Powered Suit. It is a Soft Vinyl Kit which need to be assembled and painted.

General ProductsEdit

This is the 1/8 scale Powered Suit from the Japanese version of the original novel.
This is the 1/25 scale Powered Suit from the Japanese version of the original novel.
It is specially made for Non Space Club members.

KaiyodoEdit

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The Revoltech Mobile Infantry

  • Mobile Infantry Powered Suit (機動歩兵 Kido Hohei, Plastic model, 2001)
This is the 1/20 scale Powered Suit from the Japanese version of the original novel.
  • Mobile Infantry (機動歩兵 Kido Hohei, Revoltech, 2012)
    • Number: Sci-Fi Series 037
    • Accessories: Hand Flamer*1, Optional right hand with an egg*1, Optional left hand*1, Pilot figure*2, Display stand*1, Name plate*1
This is the Revoltech action figure of the Powered Suit from the Japanese version of the original novel.


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The Revoltech Mobile Infantry Yellow Ver.

  • Mobile Infantry Sand Yellow Ver. (機動歩兵サンドイエローVer. Kido Hohei Sando Yerō Ver., Revoltech, 2012)
    • Number: Sci-Fi Series 037
    • Accessories: Hand Flamer*1, Optional right hand with an egg*1, Optional left hand*1, Pilot figure*2, Display stand*1, Name plate*1
This is the repaint of the Revoltech Mobile Infantry in sand yellow. It was only available during Wonder Festival in summer, 2012.


WaveEdit

  • Mobile Infantry (機動歩兵 Kido Hohei, Plastic model, 2004)
This is the 1/12 scale Powered Suit from the Japanese version of the original novel.
  • Mobile Infantry Phase2 (機動歩兵 Phase2 Kido Hohei Phase2, Plastic model, 2008)
This is the repaint of the 2004 plastic model in yellow.

NotesEdit

  • The armor in the Starship Troopers anime and Starship Troopers: Invasion are more vulnerable than the novel version as the enemy possesses weapon powerful enough to destroy the armor with ease.
  • Due to the budget issue and limited CGI animation technology, the Powered Armor is replaced with the Federation Body Armor in the 1997 film Starship Troopers.
Powered Armor
Types Marauder - Command - Scout
Weapons Rifle - Flamethrower - Y-Rack - Rocket Launcher - Grenade
See also Mobile Infantry - Light Armor - Jump jet - Armors and Suits

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