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Re: GEV capabilities, was RE:Tank Riders {SG2]

From: Thomas Anderson <thomas.anderson@u...>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 11:49:13 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: GEV capabilities, was RE:Tank Riders {SG2]

On Mon, 16 Nov 1998, Donald Hosford wrote:
> Los wrote:
> > Jon Davis wrote:
> > > It will sure beat walking.
> > Just curious, what kind of terrain do you guys believe GEVs can
traverse? How
> > far off eh ground does it hover or porpel itself? Have any of you
>   Just a thought... No matter how powerfull the infantry man's powered
armor is, he
> can't
> walk any faster than an unarmored man.

not necessarily true. if the user walks at the same frequency (eg 3
/ second) and his stride is bigger due to the suit he is wearing, he
be walking faster.

if PA runs all over the place (as was suggested, albeit by me, in that
PA thread a while back) instead of walking, mobility will be far

> Having a ride on a vehical would extend the powered armor suit's
> operational time, and wouldn't use up those flight packs...

certianly true. there is a technology called Helicopter In Flight
Refuelling (HIFR) whereby naval helos can be refuelled in flight via a
pipe from a ship. i suppose Powersuit In Ride Recharging isn't out of
question? not only do tanks have telephones on the back (well, these
it will be an optical fibre jack) but power sockets as well.


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