The Jericho Crusade
Mark 8 "Errant Armour"
Mark VIII “Errant Armour”
The suit itself is a highly modified Mark 7, with additional fixed armour plates on the torso that now enclose all of the suit’s cables, which were vulnerable to weapons fire, and a new armoured collar protects the helmet’s respirator, and also addressed the vunerability issues of the neck joint, which had been known to act as a “shell-trap”, (a round could hit the chest armour and be deflected up into the neck joint). The new collar required a new helmet design, which caused problems for backward compatibility with earlier helmet types.
Mark 8 armor has only seen limited production thus far, and is seen in limited numbers on the battlefields of the 41st millennium. Often, it is worn by veteran Space Marines as a symbol of rank