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Old 29 Apr 2006, 19:42   #1 (permalink)
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I've spent a lot of time looking over space marine armor schematics, and one thing is really bothering me:

What the Emperor is a"Auto reactive" shoulder pad?
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What the Emperor is a"Auto reactive" shoulder pad?
The shoulder pads are mounted on servo-motors (or something) so that they can move in reaction (automatically) to the Space Marine moving his head. So if he turns his head say, to the right, the shoulder pad will roll back and down a little bit so as not to block the Marine's vision. It reacts automatically, hence... Auto-reactive. I bet you already figured that out though.
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Old 30 Apr 2006, 01:03   #3 (permalink)
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huh... seems like a dumb reason to call it auto-reactive, but it makes sense
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Or it could be reactive armor, and explode into the incoming shaped charge or such.
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but all it says is "auto-reactive" shoulder pad
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Or it could be reactive armor, and explode into the incoming shaped charge or such.
It could be, and I think SM armour is, but mass-reactive is the proper term for that.

I think the auto-reactive is referring to the moveable shoulder pads.

Unless its just another GW cockup.
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What, like depleted deuterium? Which is basically slightly heavier hydrogen. And doesn't blow huge holes in people.

Yep, GW do fairly bad science.
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Where did you see depleted deterium? That's fusion reactor waste...

'Sides- only depleted Uranium (or whatever they've cooked up now) is dense enough to punch through tank armor
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I think its supposed to be the core of a type of Bolt. I know its something to do with Space Marine weaponry.
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Yep, the 40K book has schematics of the weapons and talks about "depleted deuterium cores" in bolt weapon ammunition. Deuterium atoms are hydrogen-2, an isotope of hydrogen with one proton, one neutron and one electron.
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