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Old 19 Mar 2006, 01:23   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering, what is Carapace Armor, Flak Armor, and lasguns made out of? What materials are tanks amde out of? I mean, like which "minerals" are used, and what are they mixed together to make and such. I was just curious, as I'm making up a campaign for me and my friends on a planet with rich ore deposits (for cenery purposes and node areas), but I didn't want to be kind of lame and put "It has rich ore deposits." I thought it'd be cooler and more realistic sounding to say "It has rich deposits of a, b and c. This is a refinery for mineral a...."

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Thats a good question and though I don't know all the answers I will offer the answers to the questions I believe I know.

Carapace
Carapace armor is made up of rigid plates of ceramite or armaplas moulded to fit key body parts of the body.

Flak
Flak armor is made up of ballistic/energy resistant fabric tightly woven to help prevent the penetration of shrapnel and small caliber rounds and light laser weaponry.

Lasguns
Lasguns are made on pretty much every industralized world of the Imperium. There is no "standard" model and each world makes the guns based on the resouces available on the world. On a world with lots of wood the gun could have a wood body and stock with metal for the barrel and moving components.

On a Hive World the gun could be made out of plastics and metal. It all depends on the resources available to the planet.

Sorry I can't help you with the tanks
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As stated, they use whatever they can get. Heck, you could even have Full Plate armour count as Carapace!


For those who don't know, Full Plate is what Knights wear in battle.
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Thanks anyways. Atleast I know I can choose my resources.
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On a similar note, what are arma-plas, ceramite, plasteel etc actually made from ?
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On a similar note, what are arma-plas, ceramite, plasteel etc actually made from ?
Nobody knows... though "plasteel" suggests a plastic-steel hybrid of some kind.
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As stated, they use whatever they can get. Heck, you could even have Full Plate armour count as Carapace!
doubt it. a lasgun can shoot strait through a wall, and its AP-, are you telling me then that steel plating can stop a bolter round?
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doubt it. a lasgun can shoot strait through a wall, and its AP-, are you telling me then that steel plating can stop a bolter round?
Read your Guard Codex. Specifically, the entry for Carapace Armour.
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doubt it. a lasgun can shoot strait through a wall, and its AP-, are you telling me then that steel plating can stop a bolter round?
Read your Guard Codex. Specifically, the entry for Carapace Armour.
yes, and we all know GW would never be able to screw fluff up : no way in hell can plate armour stop a lasgun shot, or even shotgun shot, let along pulserifle or shurkencannon
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yes, and we all know GW would never be able to screw fluff up : no way in hell can plate armour stop a lasgun shot, or even shotgun shot, let along pulserifle or shurkencannon
Elessar, Flak Armour shouldn't stop a Lasgun. 40K has a lot of flaws in 3rd Edition...

Oh, and Plate Mail has always been able to stop Lasfire. Not often, but it could. I've got the Rogue Trader rules, and it gives the same save as Carapace, even then.
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