HA/AWP Mk. 1
Heavy armored/Armored weapon platform mark 1
In an attempt to fill in a niche between Haze combat exoskeleton and a combat vehicle, a new type of combat armor was developed for the military worldwide. Developed by Vickers Defense, the suit allows the wearer to be 85% as mobile while providing maximum defensive capability. The joints have been reinforced with synthetic muscle system which aids in heavy lifting and endurance of the wearer.
The armor plating is Cobham composite armor used for Tanks and other armored combat vehicles. The entire suit is powered by Mk.5 Mevium Generator which lasts for 2 months before requiring replacement.
While the suit itself proved to be superior to the HAZE armor, the reduced mobility was criticized by many armed divisions and only managed to start the mass production 4 years after its appearance in the public.
Added strength to individual soldiers meant that the soldiers can carry heavier weapons and still be effective with them. Most weapons utilizing intermediate cartridges have been dropped from the suit's standard loadout and instead, heavier caliber weapons that uses 7.62x51mm and .50 BMG rounds have become a common sight in a battlefield where these suits are present.
Post edit note:
ended up putting more details on the alternative view than the original. not sure how I feel about this
gun design fixed
anatomy concern addressed via muscle suit thing..