DOG TAGS- these classic American style dogtags not only serve as identification, but also as a symbol of America's abandonment of its soldiers during the Long Walk. They contain the soldiers name, rank, serial number and blood type on simple stamped metal tabs with a rubber ring.
BOOTS + 2 PAIR SHOELACES- Second South American War era American style combat boots.
Because ICMF soldiers rarely leave the Canal perimeter, there is little need for them to be issued field equipment.
BEARING EQUIPMENT- This "h" cross harness is highly
and allows a myriad of possibilities for customized
loadouts. It has straps to attach it directly to the
vest, and the heavy belt.
ARMORED VEST- (SP:15) First issued to American troops during
South American War, this is still the most commonly used and
distributed personal armor among the ICMF soldiers. In
to the the straps to affix the load bearing equipment, this
has numerous small straps and loops for storing individual
5.56 mm ammunition (40 rounds) or other equipment. It
features removable flexible armored shoulder pads (SP:8)
MILITECH M-2 TORSO ARMOR- (SP: 20) (EV-1) Primarily used in conjunction with the 2nd South Am War U.S. style BDU's supplied by Militech, this plated body armor is very close in design and function to the M-3 armor currently used by United States forces. It was introduced late in the 2nd South Am conflict and is a common sight with ICMF forces. Unfortunately the armor can get a bit hot and uncomfortable, and most soldiers prefer the softer M-1 armor vests
KNEE PADS- (SP: 8)
protects the wearers knees
MILITECH HELMET- (SP: 18) Again, like the M-1 armor, this helmet was issued to U.S. forces during the Second South American War, and is still the most common headgear in use among ICMF personnel. It features attachment points for any standard (1995-2015) era night vision goggles, built in radio, and flip down visor with anti-dazzle coating and an inner flip down monocle with times square marquee.
HV-7B1 ARMOR- For heavy weapons specialists, the
ICMF makes use of the second South American War U.S.
armor. It consists of heavy plate body armor
shoulder pads, and a built in gyro-stabilization
Kevlar skirting completes the armor, to protect the
upper portion of
the wearers legs and groin.
MILITECH METAL GEAR MRK-I- (SP:25) (EV-3) The very first suit of metal gear ever produced, and issued in large numbers to United States Troops during the Second South American War. Large, bulky, and hot, it nevertheless afforded excellent protection. It was particularly effective in the Andes Mountains and in Operation: Blind Faith. This armor is still widely in use by the ICMF as the surplus for the suit is immense, plus it is just one more symbol of the abandonment. The helmet is equipped with a radio and a flip down visor with Ultra-Violet, and anti-dazzle.
BATTLESUIT AAW-5- (SP:20 torso and helmet) (SP:15
limbs) This suit, issued to U.S. special forces during
South American War was the precursor to modern metal
the metal gear of today, which most often consists of
hard armor plates, the AAW-5 was made up of form fitting
plates and softer Kevlar pieces all woven into a flexible
bodysuit. The suit has built in adjustable holsters
attachment points, ad the helmet features a radio and built
anti-dazzle. ICMF forces still have plenty of these
were left behind when the US pulled out of South America.
Used by Special Forces when Stealth is of the
utmost importance. Unlike their modern military
this suit of therm-optic camouflage is unarmored, and is
simply a body
suit with the therm-optic stealth capabilities, it does not
with a helmet, instead a simple hood is worn.
(See Chrome Book 2for info)
MARS MERCENARY AHA-3- (SP: 25) (EV: 1) (STR: +3) An early and slightly inferior equivalent of HAL-05 metal gear plus from Militech, this armor is very rugged, and stands up well to rough wear and abuse. It gives the wearer a slight boost to strength, and allows him to stand up to even the most brutal opposition. Made by an Australian company and rumored to have been supplied by the EDF, these are most often used by ICMF special forces type groups, or in cases of heavy defense positions. The helmet features built in radio, Thermograph, Low-Light, Anti-Dazzle, Smart link, and Level Dampener. The suit also features several attachment points for a large variety of equipment pouches, ammunition storage, and weapon holsters.
SCUBA GEAR- The standard underwater breathing apparatus with a 120 minute air supply.
MISTUBISHI COMMUNICATIONS ARRAY
24250eb- 100 mile
range, full shielding, jam and scramble capabilities this
features a helmet style(SP:15) (SDP:5) full military
(equivalent of the
Microtech CAD-4 Commando,see Rache Bartmoss's Brainware
info) and a removable version of Teletronics "Black
microcomp (see Rache Bartmoss's Brainware Blowout for more
BIO-CHEM SUIT- folds up into a small pouch, fully
fit into a 3 cu-foot bag and are about 1" in thickness, made
of filter material and activated charcoal. Extremely tear
to be worn over clothes. (Note this suit will not
stand up to
agent attack for more than a few minutes, most other hazards
will work for days under constant attack.
FULL FIELD MEDKIT- Everything you could possible need, for everything from simple first aid, to full blown combat surgery is included in this kit. It includes: First Aid Systems for eating/Preventing: CPR - with CPR Lifesaver Pack with CPR Microshield and smelling salts, Fractures/Dislocations/Sprains - with Sam Splint and Elastic Bandage, Hypoglycemia/Insulin Shock - with Glutose Paste Dehydration and Oral Rehydration Salts, Dental Problems - with Dentemp Temporary Filling Mixture, Snake Bites & Bee Stings - with Sawyer Extractor and assorted antivenins, Wounds - with Irrigation Syringe & Scrub Brush, Blisters - with Spenco 2nd Skin and Molefoam, Burns - with Aloe Vera Gel, Trauma - with Trauma Dressings, Wound Closure Strips, 4 cans spray skin, and Triangular Bandages, Allergic Symptoms - with Antihistamines, Virus Transmission - with Infectious Control Pack, a full assortment of trauma drugs and painkillers (10 doses speedheal, 10 doses morphine, 10 doses Trauma, 5 anesthetic slap patches, Eye Wash, 30 minute can of oxygen, and 6 vials of other assorted drugs), plus the following Medical Instruments: EMT Shears, Splinter Picker Forceps, Hypothermia Thermometer, Hyperthermia Thermometer, Scalpel, dermal stapler, 4 inflatable casts, medscanner, airhypo, auto-medic, Blood Pressure Cuff, Stethoscope, Mini Mag Head Light, 18-guage Plastic Catheter,
RAPPELLING GEAR- (See Autumn Blade for Info)
WUTANI MOTION SENSOR- (See Chrome 4 for info)
DATATEL MAPMAKER- (See Chrome 1 for info)
MILITECH MILITARY BINOCULARS 870eb- The most powerful binoculars available, with built in range finder, Low Light, image enhancement, thermograph, and attachable laser target aquire system.
FULL DEMOLITIONS GEAR- Includes 4kg of C-6, various other explosives, and all the tools you could possible need for any demolitions work that might come up, including disarming enemy devices.
WORLDSAT COMMUNICATIONS FLOPSCREEN- (See Chrome 2 for info)
ROSTOVIC M-802 - The ICMF buys these weapons in bulk due to their low cost, high reliability, and overall sturdiness. Accepting of a wide variety of features and accessories, this weapon fires 5.56 mm ammunition and typically has a 40mm grenade launcher or 25mm grenade launcher/shotgun combo mounted to it. A very sturdy weapon, the Neo-Sov's are currently looking to upgrade to a larger caliber to compete with the American and EDF weapons chambered in 10mm rifle. (see AUTUMN BLADE for more info)
RONIN- This weapon was, until recently, the standard
to all U.S. personnel before it was replaced by the Militech
M-52AR. However the replacement
program is creating a surplus of these weapons, and they are
in bulk to any ally who can afford them. A surplus
ICMF was more
than willing to take advantage of until their recent actions
down to trade with the U.S.
(see Blackhands Streetweapons for more info)
RIF - +1 - N - C - 8D6 (10mm caseless) - 50 - 1/3/20 - ST
Rostovics first weapon to use the 10mm rifle round developed by Arasaka. This weapon is an early attempt to keep current with the modern military trend started by the Arasaka Morita and the Militech M-52AR. While demand was initially high, the weapon was ultimately rejected by the Neo-Soviet military in favor of the KAAR system for its greater durability. The weapon also makes use of the Chinese style drum magazines, another reason it's popularity sank among Russian field testers, as the spare mags were heavy and cumbersome. The ICMF however has shown great interest in the weapon, buying up as many as it can for its bigger punch equivalent to EDF and US arms.
AND KOCH M625 420eb
P - +2 - J - P - 4D6 (12mm caseless) - 14 - 1 - VR
An excellent weapon for the price, available with or without the integral laser sight/flashlight and a suppressor is available for 30eb extra.
RIF - +4 - N - P - 6D10 (.50 cal cased) - 6 - 1 - ST
A heavy European sniper weapon favored by the ICMF.
CCMMC TI LUNG XHMG-47- The heavy machine gun used by ICMF forces, a monster 20mm cannon made man portable by use of a gyro stabilization mount. Made in china.
(see CHINESE STANDARD ISSUE for more info)
SMG - - 0 - N - P - 2D6+1/varies (9mm / 40mm gl) - 16/30 - 1/3/15 / 1 - ST
A cheap reliable submachine with a built in 40 mm grenade launcher. The beauty of this weapon is that it accepts any 9mm UZI magazine. The weapon shown has the 16 round magazine loaded, which sits flush with the grip, and shows how concealable the weapon can be. The weapon also features a folding stock for greater concealability and accuracy.
HAND GRENADES- as above, the American combat soldier has access to virtually every type of hand grenade available. (See Blackhands Streetweapons for more Info)
LAW- the disposable anti-tank rocket launcher. (See Blackhands Streetweapons for more Info)
M-212 GRENADE LAUNCHER- 8 shot rotary drum fed 40mm
(See Blackhands Streetweapons for more Info)
P - +2/-1 - J/L - C - 2d6+3 (10mm) - 18/36 - 1/3/25 - ST
A fully automatic pistol that accepts a variety of options, including detachable stock, scope, foregrip, flashlight/laser sight combo, and suppressor. A standard 18 round mag and 36 round extended magazine is available. Popular with ICMF officers.
ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE - (See Blackhands
M-240 FLAMETHROWER 790eb
FLM - +3 - N - R - SPECIAL (flame) - 1 1/2 min. - 1 1/2 min. - ST
The standard military flamethrower. Features a large armored fuel supply, self lighting pilot. Not popular with many soldiers, even the ones using it, because flame weapon damage is so horrifying.
The ICMF does
not have the resources to have a cybernetics policy in
While they will often pay for their best men to have
cybernetics installed, most soldiers in the ICMF who are
pay for any replacement out of their own pocket.
soldiers often get paid higher wages, and Full Conversion
automatically recieve twice their pay grade.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT CANAL MILITARY FORCES, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING:
HOME OF THE BRAVE
SOLO OF FORTUNE 1&2
FIRESTORM: STORMFRONT AND SHOCKWAVE
BLACKHANDS STREET WEAPONS
RACHE BARTMOSS'S BRAINWARE BLOWOUT
CHROME BOOKS 1-4
AUTUMN BLADE WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT
Weapons & Equipment of Counter-Terrorism
OCEANPUNK: GEAR AND EQUIPMENT
(Written by Deric "D" Bernier, special thanks to Scott Edwards for his invaluable expert military advice. Images from Ghost In The Shell, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Aliens, Starship Troopers, Southern Cross, Space: Above and Beyond, Nightmare Armors, Briars Armory, Star Wars Chick, Matsuo, Sgt. Burton, Chris Chulamanis (AKA FNG USCM) , private prop collectors (special thanks to the members of Mastucorp, Aliens Legacy, the RPF, and BBC), Soldier, Wildstorm, Metal Men, Star Wars, and Deric "D" Bernier.)