EWATP-Experimental Weapons and Auxillary Testing Platform
SAU-Standard Articulating Unit
Development of the Breather Experimental Platform began in early 2073 but unfortunately initially the plans were cancelled to have a unit capable of using a large variety of interchangeable components due to the extreme amount of power that was called for. The problem faces was similar to other SAUs. However other SAU's solved this problem because of the invention of the AMMSR in the European continent, which wasn't introduced to American nations until the later 90s (of 2090 that is). Instead of being powered by a unique type of nuclear energy, the Breather instead uses hydrogen and oxygen which are stored in it's shoulder canisters. The hydrogen is stored in 6 of the 8 containers, inside a unique crystalline lattice called Palladium-Hydride which has the ability to store hydrogen atoms thousands of times denser than if it were stored as a gas (even as a liquid it is more efficient). The hydrogen and oxygen are mixed together to power a generator and in turn power the servos that move the Breather. The Breather's power supply is on par with other SAU of its decade.
The Breather's primary purpose is to be capable of carrying a large variety of equipment in addition to having interchangeable components. Unlike most SAUs of its time, the Breather has digital articulation (in layman's terms, hands)
Currently the featured components in the image of the breather are an 80mm auto-cannon as well as the power system called O/PdH-1000 (called OP for short)
Note-not all EWATPs are Breathers, the breather is the particular type of EWATP, the EWATP is a particular type of SAU. EWATPs that make it past the testing phase are simply called SAUs and in 2084 the breather is finally classified as a SAU.
The size reference is a Seraph Unit.
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