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 Post subject: BELT TOOL?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:19 am 
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I'm not sure if anyone on here has ever asked this question, but has anyone ever seen the belt tool used or at least a demo on how it's suppose to function, and what it's use is? I've been assuming it's some type of multipurpose drill-type tool, and/or perhaps it can even shoot/install rivots or nails like a nail gun? :delta:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:28 pm 
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I think it was supposed to be some sort of medical tool.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:09 pm 
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For one of the bigger past discussions check this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12853&hilit=belt+tool+purpose

Some have speculated it is an extra battery to charge the pulse rifles (being they are fundamentally the same item as the smart gun batteries).
Working against this theory is the guy carrying the most (Frost-3) had a flame thrower.

A continuity Polaroid appears to say "no phosphorus grenades" which would seem to separate itself from the grenade launcher grenades and Dietrich was carrying two 'belt tools', so they could be phosphorus grenades? Or whoever wrote that note just thought all grenades were phosphorus grenades and simply pointed out the accuracy of Dietrich not having any.
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Working for the phosphorus grenade theory is how Al Mathews chose to wear them. As an actual combat vet, he had plenty and kept them accessible. Although you could argue that as a combat vet, keeping a medical tool within easy reach is an argument for that side as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:53 pm 
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After reviewing the above link, I suggest that perhaps in the future, there aren't quite so many different types of batteries anymore, or at least that variety only exist for the civilian world. Perhaps these are, more-so, a military grade universal battery? Additionally I propose the following...

This is a standard issue field quick charge battery (QCB).

To operate, the adaptor switch must be preset to corallate with the voltage of the relevant equipment. To activate, it must then be primed/pumped per the clip handle portion, same concept as late 20th century emergency crank radios. The clip handle must be turned around into a pistol position, and then cocked like a lever action rifle.

This tool only provides a lower quick charge that will provide enough power to last continually for 2 hours. This tool is an inspired evolution from early 21st century emergency solar powered quick chargers for cell phones minus the solar charge component.. Regardless of how many of the primary smartgun batteries a soldier may carry, their power is ultimately spent, so this tool is a great backup for emergency use to avoid being left inoperable in the field after many hours of use.

For those who aren't smartgunners, it's nessesity transends that purpose. These batteries are not just confined to charging the electrical units of their pulse rifles, but rather all electrical equipment within their gear, including the shoulder lamp, nightvision binoculars, laptop for sentry guns, motion trackers, helmet/headgear camera units, or otherwise civilian equipment that may need to be accessed in the field. With so much equipment demanding such power requirements, and the question of how long any given mission may require a soldier to spend out in the field, it becomes that much more apparent the necessity of such a tool. Many soldiers prefer to compensate this factor by carrying multiple tools throughout their webbing to be more assurred about providing a more complete charge for all of their equipment. :delta:

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Love that theory Ridder, might just consider that to be truth in my own personal view of the Aliens lore


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:34 pm 
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That is verry interesting thinking of the belt tools being some sort of charger.

I know the marines had marker flares,but i always thought of the belt tool being some sort of distress flare or something like that.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:54 am 

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It would also make sense because its the same as the smartgun battery but SG version has no priming handle.
Maybe it has the ability to step up the voltage and thats why the SG battery has an input and an output.
So like you said, theyd pump the handle a few times and generate a ton of power. After all if theyve got deep space travel then theyve figured out energy and fuel efficiency thoroughly.


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