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

From: Thomas Anderson <thomas.anderson@u...>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 13:21:31 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: GEV capabilities, was RE:Tank Riders {SG2]

On Mon, 16 Nov 1998, Thomas Barclay wrote:
> Thomas spake thusly upon matters weighty: 
> > the link from tank to grunt will probably carry power, data, air and
> > water; there could be another, larger, pipe to hook up to an ifv or
> > Combat Quartermaster Convenience Vehicle to carry over food. you
> > also send a little robot through to give the wearer a wash and
shave, like
> > they use for welding the inside of gas pipelines. remeber: engineers
> > know when to stop.
> Hmm. Attach to the APC, get water, air,  power and comms. Attach 
> to a QM vehicle, with a special reloader rig, get ammo, missiles, 

yes; these are largely non-pipable, unless they are very small. shotgun
pellets or 0.5mm gauss rifle rounds could be done, though. modular ammo
units (ie clips) are probably the best way to do this.

> commo, power, air, water and food. In extremis, nanites living in 
> your suite keep you feeling morning fresh throughout your stay,

you could just pump warm soapy through the suit and blast the wearer
ultrasound, then pump through clean water to rinse and hot air or some
sort of drying fluid (like alcohol or sulphuric acid, but suitable for
human use) to dry them.

> AND 
> they help to seal wounds, numb pain, remove sweat, etc.

the pipe could also carry blood; you could hook an injured man up to a
field hospital and get a rapid evaluation of his state of health (along
with data from suit biomonitors), and intervene with blood, saline,
haemoglobin liposomes, drugs, heating or cooling of the bloodstream,
dialysis, pumping, glucose, oxygenation, latest vaccines and
counteragents for biochem weapons, etc. the blood is, after all, the 
body's communication and transport system, so why not jack in the
systems there? and it fits in a pipe too!


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