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I was in the middle of writing Flag in Flames, when I realized that the pirates needed to be able to get in and out of their space armor very quickly. After puzzling over that for a while, I decided that their space armor was designed to be opened up, and stepped into. So then I had to build armor that did that, so that I could use it in the story. There was no ready-made armor on the market that was designed with that capability.
The armor splits down the middle front, and folds away in sections. These open and close sequentially, so that the various hinged parts don't bang into eachother. This way a pirate (or space marine) can go from their regular clothing to suited up and ready for battle in only a few seconds.