Looking over the augmentation procedures, it should be impossible.
I can understand having the same strength and maximum running speed, due to the GEN 2 armour, but how on earth can Spartan 4’s possibly have the same REACTION TIME as Spartan 2’s?
Look at this augmentation procedure that 2’s undergo…
Superconducting Fibrification of Neural Dendrites
Alteration of bioeletrical nerve transduction to shielded electronic transduction. 300% increase in subject reflexes. Anecdotal evidence of marked increase in intelligence, memory, and creativity
Now here is the effect of that enhancement, from the books: A SPARTAN-II’s reaction time, while impossible to chart accurately, is estimated to be twenty milliseconds. Their reaction times are significantly faster in combat situations or with A.I. assistance (not a direct quote).
So I want you to notice that the reaction time of an elite athlete is around 120-200ms… 2’s reaction time is more than 10 times faster than that.
Not a thing about increasing reaction time.
I understand how GEN 2 armor could increase strength and speed to Spartan 2 levels, but how on earth could reaction time increase without a procedure to improve reaction time? Reaction is, after all, a product of your brain and not your body, I do not see how GEN 2 armor could possibly enhance reaction time.
This means that in S2 vs S4 situations, while they may be equal strength, equal speed and maybe (on rare occasions) equal skill, the S2 will be able to avoid more strikes, will be able to avoid more gunfire, and will be able to act first because their reactions will just be faster.