The Type 32 Aerospace Flight Suit (AFS or simply Flight Suit) was created for fighter pilots. It became available in YE 32.
The AFS is a body suit made to protect pilots against the rigors of activity in space or in hostile ground environments, it is designed to manage heat and cold extremes, as well as resisting the radiation of space. The tight-fitting polymer covering the body is extremely flexible and does not restrict movement. The AFS is not available for public sale.
Originally designed in late YE 31, the AFS was manufactured for use by pilots of Fighter and Shuttle craft in the Star Army of Yamatai. It entered production in the first few days of YE 32, and is still produced today. It is based upon the highly successful Star Army Environmental Suit, Type 28 (AMES) design.
Organization Using This Suit: Star Army of Yamatai Type: Environmental Suit/Dedicated Flight Suit Nomenclature: Ke-G4-1a Designers: Star Army Research Administration and Ketsurui Zaibatsu Manufacturers: Ketsurui Zaibatsu, Star Army of Yamatai
The surface of the suit is made of a specialized polymer similar to that used by the AMES. It is highly resistant to heat, cold, and radiation. Inside the suit is the gel found inside of many Power Armours, providing resistance to trauma caused by high-speed objects.
To avoid G-LOC in combat (Primarily in Atmosphere, where CFS is less effective) a 'pressure' system was installed to both increase the Pilot's “threshold” and defend against punctures in the suit and in the Pilot. Inside the Gel layer, there is Hemosynthetic Blood. As G-Force increases, the Blood is pushed down to the legs, restricting blood flow and allowing more to go to the Brain. When the suit is punctured, the blood will clot.
The air recycling system of the AFS is very efficient, with small improvements made on the AMES' design – primarily miniaturization and movement of the module. Located inside the back of the helmet, it uses a combination of specialized catalysts and organics to split carbon dioxide into oxygen again. A wearer of the AFS can survive for a potential 52 hours inside the suit with power focused on Life Support.
The water recycling system operates from a small pocket in the gel layer near the crotch, where specialized bacteria and chemicals operate to clean the waste of the wearer, and transport the clean water back to the wearer via tubes that connect into the helmet when the suit is sealed for use at the back of the neck and skull, the tubes then wrap around to be near the mouth.
The AFS can use Radio, Laser, and Telepathic modes of communication when not inside a craft. It is otherwise designed to link and use the Fighter/Shuttle Craft's communication systems.
The Helmet is the powerhouse of the AFS – without it, the suit cannot function. The faceplate is transparent, with a holographic overlay that operates as a Heads Up Display (HUD). The HUD shows information about the Fighter/Shuttle Craft's status, and sensors. When in combat, it also displays colored outlines of targets but can be changed while the Helmet is recharging. When it is not hooked into the craft, it displays life support levels.
A curved module that holds the Power Source, and all life support systems as well as a link to the Fighter's Systems. It is made to blend with the rest of the helmet.
The link port can be extended via built-in cable to hook into systems, and is compatible with most Star Army Standard Life Support Systems
The AFS is powered by a set of four Ketsurui BR-28 Rechargeable Batteries located in the back of the helmet. It can operate for 24 hours using all of its systems, or 52 hours with all power focused on Life Support and a small distress beacon that is automatically activated when the Pilot's linked craft is disabled and he is incapacitated.
The AFS comes equipped with a belt around the waist that has several pouches, a canteen hook, a holster, and a pair of Air Shooters.
As with the AMES, on each side of the belt there is a small can of highly compressed air, that can be used to provide propulsion in a vacuum. The cans are mounted on hard swivel points and are fired by pressing a button on the top of the can. The air sprays from the bottom.
The belt comes with a removable holster for a Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 33.
Typically used to hold a communicator, and spare batteries/ammunition. Can hold other small, miscellaneous items.