http://halo.bungie.net/images/site/halo/thevisitor.mov The actual armor looks a little crappy in the movie to me, but heck I would like to buy one for myself;)
Master Chief's Armor: An Overview Performance-enhancing equipment has been the standard for the human soldier for hundreds of years; no soldier alive would refuse gear that extends his voice, sight, and physical capabilities. In the modern military, night-vision scopes, laser targeting systems and other devices that improve the fighting man's ability to destroy the enemy are the norm. In Halo, the player-taking the role of the last surviving SPARTAN, an elite unit of supercommandos-wears a powerful suit of powered-armor: the MJOLNIR, Mark V. MJOLNIR armor is constructed in overlapping layers. It is a sealed system, capable of extravehicular activity or operations in toxic atmosphere. It is hardened against EMP and radiation, and has environment filters that are completely effective at removing toxins and bacteria from local atmosphere. The armor's shell is a multilayer alloy of remarkable strength and has been augmented with a refractive coating capable of dispersing a limited number of Covenant energy weapon attacks. The battlesuit contains a gel-filled layer that regulates temperature and can reactively change in density. The inner skinsuit is a moisture-absorbing synthetic linked to an environment control computer and the "pilot's" UNSC-issue neural interface. Each SPARTAN has a molecular fiber network within his brain, an upgrade to the standard "Command Neural Interface" (issued to all UNSC troops). This network translates electrochemical signals to digital code and routes them through an interface connection at the rear of the skull. His thoughts could now command the armor's movement and weapons, and input from the onboard sensors could come directly to his mind. The synthesis of machine and mind is so fast that it is almost impossible to chart-reaction time is more than five times faster than of an unaugmented human. Sandwiched between the external armor and the internal padding is the most devastating weapon the suit carries: a layer of crystal. Woven by molecular tools into a superdense optical computer memory, this crystalline layer forms a network capable of supporting the kinds of artificial intelligence usually reserved for starships-a "piggyback" system. An AI's personality and processing matrices can be carried by the armor and delivered to the onboard storage in a crystal data chip no larger than a personal currency chit. With such a powerful computer in a mobile package, the SPARTAN-II / MJOLNIR combination is designed to be the most devastating intelligence tool ever created.
wow, a full description on the armor, man if only we had this in todays military combat.
i hear ya! imagine all of our troops wearing some of that stuff. can you say "invincible" army?
Invincible army. The helmet and the front torso and arms look great, it's just the lower body that blows. They said that inside the helmet they can put cameras and other crap in there. The lights on it actually work :firedevil: Mmmm... helmet.
Ya I agree. The lower body could be better. To bad they didn't improve much on Halo2. Cant wait til it comes out though. I am reserving a copy asap. Anyway back to the subject at hand. The overview I put in earlier is only the basics of the suit. There is alot more on the suit. Around seven or eight pages I believe. I am currently looking for more information to add to that. If anyone finds anything, please post the website.
Halo2 will cost a heck load though:/ I heard it was $150:eek:
If you're talking about the game, you're mistaken. All new Xbox/ PS2/ GameCube games are always $50 or less. Where did you here it was going to be $150 new?