Author Topic: Battle Armor of the Week - Sylph  (Read 5986 times)

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Re: Battle Armor of the Week - Sylph
« Reply #30 on: 06 March 2012, 12:58:33 »
Maybe they copied it just to make sure they could still beat the IS tech-wise? Any any copies made were just used for testing and training to develop counters to it?
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Re: Battle Armor of the Week - Sylph
« Reply #31 on: 06 March 2012, 13:55:14 »
If the Clanners "don't do stealth" armor, then why do the Clans have 3 versions of BA Stealth Armor (Basic, Standard, and Improved)? I know, I know, what is physically available in the universe is different from what would actually be used, but why make 3 versions if it's never gonna be used?

Because they developed the technology and never put it into general deployment, presumably.

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Re: Battle Armor of the Week - Sylph
« Reply #32 on: 06 March 2012, 21:52:44 »
There's also a difference between what the Scientists can build and what the Warriors allow them to build. At some point, the Scientists presumably researched different versions of the stealth inherited from the examples of the Nighthawk that Kerensky & co took with them, but upon being presented with the possible applications, they've generally received a firm Do No Want.

The Aerie is effectively the exception that proves the rule and that was probably only considered acceptable because some Warrior probably viewed at as not a "real" Battle Armor design.

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Re: Battle Armor of the Week - Sylph
« Reply #33 on: 25 March 2012, 19:15:14 »
There's also a difference between what the Scientists can build and what the Warriors allow them to build. At some point, the Scientists presumably researched different versions of the stealth inherited from the examples of the Nighthawk that Kerensky & co took with them, but upon being presented with the possible applications, they've generally received a firm Do No Want.

The Aerie is effectively the exception that proves the rule and that was probably only considered acceptable because some Warrior probably viewed at as not a "real" Battle Armor design.

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Re: Battle Armor of the Week - Sylph
« Reply #34 on: 06 October 2017, 10:26:30 »
Sorry for the thread necro, but would the Sylph be more useful to the Ravens now that they're located in the Outworlds Alliance? It seems tailor made for the Alliance Military Corps as a scout unit. Even the fact that it's VTOL fits nicely with the AMC's aerospace preference.

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Re: Battle Armor of the Week - Sylph
« Reply #35 on: 06 October 2017, 10:39:02 »
Yeah, I could see that working pretty well. And the bombs and Micro Pulse Lasers would be deadly against pirate infantry teams.
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