The “Ripper” is a newer Mishhuvurthyar power armor designed to be piloted by the easily-created Mishhuvurthyar brain-slave pilots. It is slightly larger than a Mindy power armor, heavily armed, and extremely strong. It appears to have a heavy influence of Star Army technology in it. The “Ripper” was first encountered in a brief sighting on Tami by a pilot from the YSS Mikomi (NS-X1-95) during the Battle of Tami. Since then, it has appeared with increasing frequency and is now seen in almost any NMX ground operation.
By later in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, Ripper armors were being hastily constructed using whatever armor materials were available, resulting in considerable variance in their toughness. The original Rippers of the First Mishhuvuthyar War were of uniformly high end construction while the NMX produced them in more places with lowered standards, especially after the destruction of the SMX shipyard at Sbuhfaba.
There are several versions:
See Damage Rating for an explanation of the damage system.
Pilot: One “Brain Slave” Type 2 Mishhuvurthyar
Height: 230cm (7.5')
Mass: about 200kg (441 lbs)
Speeds (space): 10c (1A version only)
Speed (planetary): Mach 1.5 at sea level
Appearance: Hulking, rounded armor with stocky torso and a flattened head possessing four bright green eyes on the front, two on the back, and two small horn-like antennae on either side. Wide, buckler-like forearms with razor edges. More slender legs with sharp lines on the fronts. Burst thrusters on the buttocks area.