What's the most advanced power armor the Adeptus Astartes can wear? MK4 ?
Wait, what? Since when?Mk IV is the most advanced. A lot of the tech used in making them has been lost since the Heresy.
From lexi. This is a common thing that is brought up, one of these urban myths, and is often this quote when taken out of context - especially as is was produced back in the heady days of White Dwarf 129 originally.Mark IV armour was envisioned at the time to be the ultimate and final type of Space Marine armour, able to offer the best protection in a variety of conditions. Many of the Space Marine Legions were entirely or partially re-equipped with it, although the order of which Legions recieved the armour would shortly prove to be of significance. As a result of its widespread production and use prior to and during the Horus Heresy, Mark 4 suits are the most common of the pre-Heresy armour Marks still in service during the 41st Millennium, although only a few Chapters - such as the Red Scorpions and Iron Hands - still possess the technology required to produce new suits.
We're talking about the ad mech to them Reverse engineering would be the same as shitting on a bible.Couldn't they just take apart a MK IV suit or improve it with new technology? Reverse engineering like when the Russians revered engineered our jets fighter designs during the Cold War?
What about Aegis Armor? Or is just specialized armor for confronting daemons?
Rather the opposite.We're talking about the ad mech to them Reverse engineering would be the same as shitting on a bible.
That's a whole lot of info there...wow
Still never answered my question. I guess there isn't a simple answer.
MK IV Artificer Armour has to the best of all
Artificer is a game term. An artificered MkVI is not going to be better than a MkIII, because the MkIII was designed for things such as ship-boarding, and other situations when heavier armour is preferential.
The MkVI was given to the Raven Guard, ostensibly as field testing. Considering that the nature of Raven Guard operations, it's possibly more to their specifications and need than something of iron armour.
Sorry to be pernickity, but stating that something is better is like saying that an iPhone is better than a Samsung, which is complete bollocks because Samsung have got supercomputers. Realise how stupid that argument is, and you'll see why it's "better".
A mark developed later is not necessarily better than one earlier, it's just that they have more specific tasks.
I mean, look at assault rifles. They were designed to combine the best parts of a machine gun, and a rifle. That is what happened with the Mark IV - essentially a one size fits all job. It might have the most advanced systems, and being able to offer the best protection in a variety of conditions, but it's not going to be better than one designed for a particular set of conditions.
"Artificer" armour does not "exist" in 40K. There is no such thing as an "artificered" suit. There is a suit of armour, which is worked on, and improved over time, to the specifications of those who need it for a particular job - similar to how a Raven Guard Mark VI has baffled powerbleeds, and noise filters, etc, while an Imperial fist Mark III has more layered protection. THAT is artificering, or else, in legion times, if it was simply a matter of "producing" artificer equipment, they would do - after all, look at the amount of land raiders and grav tanks and terminator armour they were able to field.