istribution) series of Powered Armour
was developed at the Peren City Institute of technology in response to the creation of the Operator Guided Robotic Engine (O.G.R.E.) by the Tannenholtz Empire
. The KOBOLD armor consists of a core exoskeleton powered by a Sky Crystal
-enhanced diesel engine. Many of the suits are being designed for dedicated roles - most often close infantry support - but some of the newer MK.II and MK.III designs are being built with modular components for more rapid battlefield adaptation to alternative roles.
MK.II KoBOLD suits deploying from a Korvus Industries Skybus.
The KoBOLD armor is generally used to fill the role of an all-terrain infantry support platform. The suit is able to cross ground otherwise inaccessible by a tracked or wheeled vehicle, and can enter areas otherwise unsafe for unarmored infantry. Carrying a standard 7.62mm machine gun, the KoBOLD is able to lay down suppressing fire on enemy positions while weathering return fire. A standard tactic is to deploy a single KoBOLD-equipped pilot in support of an infantry squad and use the armor as a base of fire while the remainder of the squad maneuvers to flank or assault the enemy.
Sky Crystal-enhanced diesel engine. (Sky Crystal Generator)
A variety of hydraulics and electro-motor actuators powered by the Sky Crystal Generator.
Weapons & Armament
Standard loadout includes one 7.62mm belt-fed machine gun. MK.I variants include the manual carry capacity to transport man-portable anti-tank rockets. MK.II and MK.III variants, while still relying on the standard machine gun as a primary weapon, may also be equipped with hull-mounted anti-tank or anti-aircraft weapons.
Armor and defense
The main hull of the armor consists of 15mm of molded steel armor around the entire torso. While the MK.I variant had a glass canopy, later variants are completely enclosed and utilize a system of mirrors to provide a viewport with minimal pilot exposure. The arms and legs of the armor have varying thickness plates, ranging from 5mm to 10mm thickness.
Communication Tools & Systems
All KoBOLD armor suits are equipped with a short-range transistor radio.
The experimental MK.IV Recon Armor includes one of the new RADAR systems for advanced reconnaissance capabilities.