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Old March 5 2013, 12:06 AM   #9
Nerys Ghemor
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Re: function of Cardassian armour?

In my writing it is a memory material that serves two functions: to deflect shrapnel (which is still a risk in the 24th century just as it is in modern warfare--being impaled by flying debris can kill you or give you an infection just as easily as a burn wound or a shock), and to partially absorb energy blasts. Its function in the latter regard is incomplete, though, and it is still possible to burn through it or alternately deliver a shock so powerful that it still reaches the body even though the armor may seem to be serving its function. An imperfect defense, but still better than Starfleet's nothing.
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