Occupies essentially the same position as the cerebrum.
Fatima Cockpit Main Hatch
Boarding hatch position may vary by MH. Sandwich armored in neotitanium and metrotechachrome.
Normally only to here, but for space combat it can be extended to the knight cockpit. Since the neck has no other equipment, it is not uncommon for fatima to use the throat hatch as an exit.
The knight’s control devices are set on a floating platform. Clearly the knight cockpit is set well inside the most durable part of the MH.
Cockpit Internal Armor
The cockpit is already protected by the armor, frame, and engine plating, but in the event that violent damage causes internal components to come loose and strike the cockpit, there is an additional layer protecting the knight.
It has been stated previously that the keel essentially supports the entire torso and manages its movement, but in this case eight power cylinders have been added for movement support. This also serves to reinforce the empty torso. Other units like the Type J Huge Hauters Stratoweapon have only the keel for their torso.
The knee blocks are build with the strongest damper system to support the load of an entire MH. They also serve as a base attachment point for many of the armor linkages. Further, regardless of the impressiveness of the power cylinders, crouching still relies on the knee joints being able to release the clutch appropriately as part of the motion sequence.
Hydraulic oil frequently leaks from the joints in MH combat, but fatimas don’t pay it much attention as oil loss from damage is not sufficient to impair combat ability. This is because the oil lost tends to be coolant oil or reserve damper fluid.