For those that were wondering what my mecha were, here's whats underneath all that armor. This is the basic GA Frame of the I-07 [link]
The GAís main muscular frame is made up of super-conductive electroactive polymers. The Polymers are bunched into muscle groups to mimic their placements on the human body, therefore making this a near perfect biomechanical copy of the human figure.
The head contains the fitted computers and AI consoles, or the ďbrainĒ. Also the four open ports on the cranium are for connecting with the helmet for radar and additional optics. The head also contains dual, environmentally aware cameras for 3D vision, rendered through high powered graphics cards and further processed on the pilot's helmet mounted HUD. For complete field of vision, the pilot uses strategically placed cameras on multiple angles on the cockpit's canopy, and augmented with the head's cameras as well, creating a perfect 3D field of vision inside the cockpit. These cameras have shared functions, which include: infrared, night vision, topography, astrologic markers, (for space) and fluid currents.
Electronic circuits dot the major muscle groups for synchronized flexing. Muscles contain main groups of electroactive polymers connecting to the body and other muscles through tendons made up of durable flexi-carbon composite, a super durable, elastic material that is fused with the polymers at the ends of the muscles to connect them as needed. Signals are sent from the "brain" through a central wiring network going down the spine. This "spinal column" is made up of a network of bunches of fiber optic cables surrounded by a superconducting agent to aid with the reaction timing of the muscles. A human nerve signal typically travels at around 260 MPH but to compensate for the size of the frame it had to be increased six-fold for the suit to operate at the speeds that it does. Sensors located at each muscle group are interfaced with the pilotís nervous system so that the environment becomes known to the pilot. The pilot is then able to feel the exterior temperatures, pain, and touch through the frame itself. Compensators are built into the interlinking software to dull these senses when they become unbearable to the pilot. These compensators can be optimized to the pilotís uses for self-preservation functions, as our nervous system does for our bodies.
The frame's power comes from an interior fusion reactor. The reactor is placed within the ribcage of the frame and is encased on all sides with a foot of titanium alloy. This makes it so the nuclear properties of the heart do not become bothersome when the frame is destroyed. To aid with the sending of signals through the body, the heart processes a fluid that travels through all the major muscle groups to keep these statically charged. This fluid is made up of a plasma substitute, traces of iron, and a mix of superconductive materials. It has a very eerie resemblance to human blood. Although this "blood" solution is electrically charged it does not force a muscle to contract until a signal is sent from the central nervous system, via insulated fiber optic networks.
This entire muscular frame is incased within a flexible carbon fiber/ Kevlar weave. This water tight, bulletproof, flexible skin is what protects the frame from outside influences. Copper thread is interwoven into the skin to help shield from EM fields, and sensors dot the skin to augment the pilot's extrasensory functions. All forms of small arms fire is useless against this skin, only larger caliber rounds and anti-GA blades can do any real damage. Strangely enough if punctured the frame will bleed the "blood" that it has. So itís quite possible to bleed to a halt. But thatís only after the self-healing function of the skin happens to fail.
Now the overall size ratio of a typical military GA Frame is about 5:1 to an average 6ft tall pilot. The body's mass is that of an optimally fit human male, for performance reasons. There are female versions of the Frame but there is little application except for personal fancy, and exposition for those that can afford a frame by itself. (The armor adds on to the price tag exponentially) Although the size ratio is 5:1 the performance far outclasses that of a regular human even with the ratio. The naked frame can run about 120MPH, swim at around 50knots and jump to heights of 40ft. With armor additions, performance varies, but with the I-07 armor the land speeds are marked down to 90MPH and marine speeds are decreased to 45knots due to the weight of the armor the added flight pack increases jumping ability and range so for transportation and insertion, flight is typically the method used.
The fully functional hands are able to manipulate any weapon of rational size. Guns that are designed for GA use are typically interchangeable with units, as are blades, pole arms, shields, and handheld missiles (grenades).
Some other incorporated senses include heightened hearing and voice projection. The hearing is accomplished through super sensitive microphones, relayed through processors in the computer, through to the pilot. And speech is done the old fashioned way, through the use of powerful speakers.
So along with the performances, augmentations, and shared senses with the frame, a typical GA is a soldier, just blown up to gigantic proportions.