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Drivesuit

An American and Russian Drivesuit on display.

The Drivesuit[1] is a type of body armor used to interface with the Jaeger and protect the body of the Ranger from injury sustained while battling a Kaiju. Rangers are taken to the Drivesuit Room to be outfitted into his or her Drivesuit by a technician[1].

Specifications

Circuitry suit

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The Circuitry Suit.

The circuitry suit is a black body suit designed to interface with the nervous system of the pilot, based closely on the theory of acupuncture.[2] The circuitry suit was designed or likened to a wet suit and laced a type of synaptic processor mesh. The pattern of processor relays were designed to resemble that of a circuitry board on the inside of the computer, sewn into black polymer material.[3]

The circuitry design on the suit is designed to read electrical impulses of the body's muscles like a electromyograph.[2] The circuitry suit then relays the impulses directly to the Jaeger, as fast as the pilot’s brain can generate them; lag time is said to be "close to zero".[3]

The circuitry suit allows the pilot to feel everything the Jaeger does.[1] The suit transmits pain signals to the pilot's nervous system when Jaegers sustain damage. Though the pain is dulled, this was considered to be the best way to minimize reaction times and fight properly.[3][2]

Battle Armor

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Battle Armor.

The second layer of the Drivesuit, the battle armor is a "precision-engineered" polycarbonate shell that enables the pilot to survive the intense physical requirements of piloting a Jaeger.[1]

Battle armor contains life support and magnetic interfaces at the spine, feet, and all major limb joints. It relays incoming and outgoing neural signals.[3] The battle armor also includes a "recorder" that automatically preserves sensory impressions. Battle armor was also designed to be bulletproof.[3]

Helmets

A similarity shared between some Drivesuits are transparent or tinted helmet visors. When connected to the Jaeger, the helmets provide oxygen to the Rangers and have communicators in the circular point that meets the jaw.

Relay Gel is fed through the helmet to better allow the Rangers to communicate through electronic impulses with each other during the Drift.[4]

Variations

Variations and design between Drivesuits appear to be dependent on the country or the Ranger that wears while on active duty. Drivesuits worn by Cherno Alpha's pilots are bulkier with a face plate, a monocle-like eye piece over the right eye, and a two pronged eye piece over the left. Gipsy Danger's original pilots, stationed in the United States, wore bulky and white armor. Australia's Drivesuits, similar to United States' in shape and design, are visually more reflective of traditional camouflage gear used by the military and bear the number of Kaiju killed by the Striker Eureka. The Wei Tang Brothers' Drivesuits are red and bear the emblem of Crimson Typhoon on its chest, while their suit's gauntlets are accented with long and curved spikes.

When Gipsy Danger is reinstated for active combat duty, Raleigh and Mako wear black Drivesuits akin to the one Stacker Pentecost is outfitted with when he decides to pilot the Striker Eureka alongside Chuck Hansen. Both the white and the black Drivesuits are representative of the United States Jaeger pilots, white being the earlier version, black being the more recent model.[5]

Gallery

Promotional

Screenshots

Behind the Scenes

Crimson Typhoon

Gipsy Danger

Cherno Alpha

Striker Eureka

Coyote Tango

Concept Art

References

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  • Robocop Armor + Drivesuit

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    • the hand wasnt truly neccessary i think, but the head and organs probably were. (and seriously, WHY THE FUCK DIDNT ANYBODY AIM FOR HIS CHIN?!?!?!)
    • In the original Robocop didn't really have a organic head, it was just  basically taking off Alex Murphey's (The guy who becomes Robocop ...

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