There was quite a bit of artwork that I have yet to post from the RIFTS Northern Gun sourcebook 2 published by Palladiumbooks (incentive to get the book I hope),
THIS power armor, I am compelled to upload as it was one of my favorites to illustrate and express a sincere appreciation for the current day Firefighters & First Responders for their devoted, courageous service for humanity.
Featured here is the NG-XF103 Firefighter
The Firefighter is an all-purpose, sealed, environmental power armor that specializes in firefighting and search-and-rescue. The armor has all the standard power armor features, but is also designed to withstand higher temperatures and exposure to flame and thick smoke. It is a ground unit without flight capabilities, and is reasonably well armored to protect against falling debris and explosions. It is a popular first response power armor that has proven is value in the field for nearly two decades. It has been only in the last five or six years that has been adapted to fight the undead well as fires.
In addition to fighting fires, Vampire Hunters in the American Southwest and Mexico have taken to using the armor to ward off and fight vampires. It is unusual and unexpected application of the XF103, but it seems to work very well.
Model Type: NG-XF103 Firefighter
Class: Armored Hazard & Fire Suit
Running: 80 mph (128 km) maximum, Leaping: The powerful legs can propel the armor up to 25 feet (7.6 m) high or across unassisted by the jet boosters. A jet booster assisted leap can propel the unit up to 100 feet (30.5 m) high and 200 feet (61 m) across.
Cat-like Landings: The NG-Firefighter armor can drop or leap down, using its leg thrusters to land without risk of damage, from heights as great as 200 feet (61 m), using its leg thrusters to slow is descent and cushion its landing. Drops greater than 200 feet (61 m) up to 400 feet (122 m) are dangerous and no advised, as the power armor is likely to survive the landing but may take damage. Drops higher than 400 can be life threatening.
Flying: True flight is not possible, though the Firefighter can leap with jet boosters engaged and hover stationary for 15 seconds. Afterwards, the Firefighter quickly becomes wobbly and drops back to the ground after that brief time period.
Water: The Firefighter can swim at 20 mph (32 km or 17.3 knots) or walk along the bottom of a body of water a 10 mph (16 km or 8.6 knots) with a maximum depth of 500 feet (152 m).
Power System: Nuclear: average life is 15 years. Also available in Solid Oxide and Electric models.
1. NG-F302 Power Armor MDC Water Canon: This weapon resembles a heavy- duty flamethrower connected by an MDC hose to a pair of armored water tanks. The tanks are suitable for most types of combat cyborgs and ground power armor without requiring modification of the armor. The water cannon fires high pressure streams of water. The water cannon was actually designed and intended to fire a chemical spray of foam that douses fire beer than plain water, however in the wilds of Mexico, the firefighting tool has proven to be used to extinguish the undead with high-powered streams of water. I modified version is in the works that can activate a crystallized sand and pressure valves to toggle and switch the water cannon into a high-powered water cutter that can shear metal and armor plating.
Range: 300 feet (91.4 m).
Note; Water cannon can be substituted with a rail gun in combat heavy scenarios, or drilling and excavation equipment in rescue or recovery operations.
2. Forearm Mini Laser: Concealed in the right forearm is a pop-up mini laser for cutting through locks, armor plating and walls for entry and exit.
Range: 1 to 200 feet (0.3 to 61 m)
3. Optional A. Silver-Plated Knuckle Spikes, B. Side Arm.
Special Features: Thermal Imager and Optics, Passive Nightvision Optics for night operations, running LCD lights down the sides of the arms, legs and water tanks so firefighters can identify fellow firefighters and see them in the dark, smoke-filled environments. Superior heat protection – up to 900 centigrade (1,652 F), Independent oxygen Supply (18 hours), advanced first aid kit with two RAU, RMK and RSU robot medical systems, two oxygen masks (10 minute air supply) and a Utility Belt containing a mini tool kit, 8 mini-flares and two green smoke grenades.
The sunset over the old port tower will change the color of the sky. And this oil painting will change your life! Works of art by Leonid Afremov have a powerful effect on a viewer as they bring joy and love!