Cranial unit, the central module for thought and communication. Comprised of
the brain chip, which is the acceptance point for the personality program;
the perceptual sensor array; a faceplate capable of variable expressions
thanks to its multilayer structure of hyper elastic alloys; interactive
conversational equipment; etc.
newly developed fluid metal actuators and a high-rigidity alloy frame for a
robot body expected to endure violent movement and close combat. High-output
electrocells exhibit mighty and instantaneous power, and successfully
provide a buffer capacity that can endure drastic load fluctuations and
The drive of the vehicle mode, which involves the robot structure in its
frame, utilizes four independent, closed-loop-controlled motors, unlike the
vehicle on which it is modelled. Sensors distributed from the front section
on through all parts of the frame act as perceptual instrumentation when in
Adopts the "TORQ 3000" quantum processor, developed by Quantum Laboratories
in America, as its common standard operating computer. This performs the
data processing for mental and physical controls as well as the
Transformer's seven senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, short-range
radiowave transmission, magnetic sensitivity and electric sensitivity).
Thanks to linear actuators in his upper arms, both of Lambor's hands
function as piledrivers that exert up to 3.6 tons of force on impact,
delivering up to five impacts per second, and are thus useful in close
combat and siege attacks. Because of this, his manipulator units are
comprised of only a minimal amount of parts - extremely tough alloy blocks
and torque motors, plus metallic-fibre tendons - and are not themselves
equipped with any tactile function. Tactile and strength information is
detected by active sensors near his wrists, converted into sensory stimuli,
and conveyed to his brain.
Fully charged, the electrocells which are the primary source of power for
Binaltech Transformers can let them to operate for up to 40 hours straight
in robot mode or 180 hours straight in vehicle mode. Also, this one's
primary weapon, his electron pulse gun, can be used for emergency power.
His head module contains a high-precision composite alignment system. He is
equipped with multi-spectrum sensors in his eyes and a tight-beam aligner in
the middle of his forehead, and both crest halves function as phased-array
radar thanks to their numerous antenna elements.
His primary weapon, an ion-charge disperser rifle, is an electrical weapon
that electrifies particles in the air along the line of fire to his target,
striking the target as a powerful charged-particle beam. Although its
accuracy level is limited owing to its nature, it can punch a hole three
meters deep in a concrete wall at 20 km with a blast of 80,000 volts.
The Binaltech Cybertrons' primary drive mechanisms are independent in-wheel
superconductive motors in all four wheels. Even during the holding period
for Streak's personality components to receive a qualified inspection, the
BT-03 development team continued to make unique adjustments, drastically
improving his speed, frame positioning control, ground contact efficiency
and more compared to the other BT numbers.
In conjunction with the redesign of Hound's body, his traditional detection
and tracking systems have been drastically changed and reconstructed. The
infrared radiation collector built into the front of his helmet can detect
heat differentials of as little as .02˚C, which brings results in tracking a
target, be it human or machine. Also, thanks to augmented electromagnetic
wave shielding, his topographical map generation function and ability to
save its recorded data have improved markedly.
His portable Hologram Gun weapon is truly a piece of high-tech equipment.
Despite its size, it is capable of spatial projection of three-dimensional
holographic images via large-scale control of photons. By changing modes, he
can also use it as a medium-powered Photon Blaster.
Through the incorporation of smartskin technology in Hound's exostructure,
his entire body is one cluster of scanner and radar equipment. On Earth, his
Neutrino Scanner can collect scanning information on everything within a 5
km radius (with a range extending to the horizon), and his 3-D simulation
circuitry can process, store, and transmit this information to his allies as
high-precision virtual environment data. His vehicle mode's roll bar is
equipped with internal holo-projectors for camouflage and can create
projections of a virtual driver and/or passengers.
Binaltech Destron #1 was repaired and built by misappropriating a BT body
that the American scientific enterprise Symultech Industries was developing
before they fell under Starscream's control. Having successfully transferred
his personality data, Dead End continued to hide his true form, and after
going through the EDC's working tests, he officially debuted as BT-05!
His portable compressor-air gun is a ballistic weapon that sprays blasts of
high-energy compressed air, mowing down enemies and buildings alike. With
the receiver tank, which is made of pressure- and heat-resistant alloys
produced by Symultech, he can increase the air pressure up to about 4.6 tons
per square cm. In addition, the twin plasma energy blasters included in his
backpack have enough destructive force to punch through a steel wall two
His vehicle mode, which can mark speeds of up to 360 km/h, has an
exostructure reinforced by an automatic force field, as well as acrobatic
capabilities thanks to a low-power antigravity generator, thus preserving
his characteristic Stunticon capabilities. He is also equipped with radar
that can detect all movement within a 320-km radius, and remembering the
topographical data thus received, he employs a strategy of luring enemies
Taking heed of the deficiency in air support strength within the Cybertrons'
Earth garrison, when Tracks' exostructure was redesigned, the goal was to
strengthen his aerial combat ability - especially aerial close-quarters
combat in battle robot form - and his mobility. He is capable of subsonic
flight for brief periods using his two movable rocket engines deployed as
back thrusters, and launches multiple-warhead, heat-seeking incendiary
missiles from their tips. He is also newly equipped with double-barrelled
Plasma Shotguns on both arms.
Tracks' primary weapon, a Black Beam Gun, is a complex weapon that projects
kinetic-field energy coils containing a hyperkinetic, black, gaseous
substance. This so-called "Black Light" envelops the target in a force field
layer, obscuring its field of vision. With the impact force of the whirling
gases added on top of that, it can inflict heavy damage on the enemy.
Thanks to the development of repulsor panels and aerodynamic force fields
all over his frame, Tracks' new body is fundamentally capable of flight in
vehicle mode, so his traditional flight mode is no longer necessary.
However, owing to changes in design ideas, his combat strength and top speed
both drop in this mode, and Tracks himself has aesthetic problems with it,
so he only makes use of this ability very rarely. Also, his exterior vehicle
panels are coated with the latest functional pigments developed by Dupont,
making him capable of changing his body colour, camouflaging himself, or
even displaying moving images of his surroundings on them, making him
"BT-07" is a code given to a sub-project researching the "potential for the
production and mass mobilization of robotic lifeforms." In conjunction with
Smokescreen's volunteering, the EDC's Advanced Technologies Development
Bureau conducted the customization and function expansion of a GT
System-compatible model in an experimental base, using the latest BT-model
body frame made by Subaru.
The "life force" that is the source of a TF's life is propagated through its
entire body by a "laser core," which is at the center of a force field. The
GT System separately contains this laser core outside the body in subspace
storage, and by synchronously connecting with translink ports installed on
each BT terminal, it is able to breathe life into each of the multiply
duplicated personality data. Each unit's memory data undergoes integration
processing after it returns from an operation.
The Blaster Launcher is a newly equipped multipurpose projectile weapon.
Thanks to a loading mechanism furnished with a subspace link function, it
can receive an inexhaustible ammo supply from the ammunition stores in
Cybertron City. However, the mechanism has flaws that cause rare loading
failures. BT-07 mainly uses jamming rounds filled with material that
disrupts enemy detection.
Thoroughly reproducing the abilities of his original body and even adding
some improvements, the BT exostructure responds to Meister's every demand,
allowing him still to boast of marksmanship technique that lets him strike
home with his photon rifle from virtually any physical position. And by
using his internally installed flamethrower in concert with his
full-spectrum headlights and 180dB stereo speakers, he can create a dazzling
sound-and-light show. Further, by using his rear-mounted ailerons in
conjunction with his side thrusters, he can glide for about 3000m.
This other Meister, with his whole body coloured bright red, is the
Cybertrons' replica automaton, the original result of the BT-08 Plan
research. Although his artificial intelligence, designed to emulate
Meister's personality programming, is still insufficient for it to be
thought of as a proper lifeform, he is able to take a high level of
autonomous action and is perfectly capable of being sent into actual combat
under Meister's remote control. In befriending this A.I. robot, which is
like a brother or son to him, Meister has nicknamed him "Zoom-Zoom," and has
been giving him dance and music lessons when opportunity allows.
"BT-08" was originally started as a project to artificially reproduce and
replicate a TF's mental programming using the latest A.I. technology. For
some time, the Mazda Corporation had been using Meister's functions and
appearance as models for the project's controlling frame, building a number
of such BT units. Due to the change of affairs, though, it was quickly
decided that the frame would serve as a disguise body for Meister himself.
The personality component that formed the core of his brain was therefore
secretly transported to Japan, and the insertion work was carried out at
Mazda's concept lab in Hiroshima.
To get Swindle's body frame, the Destrons took control of the BT-09
exostructure being developed for the Cybertrons at the Central City
Institute of Technology, along with its project team, and forced the team to
complete it. Therefore, a few of its function terminals, such as the force
field emitter and jamming wave transmission panels, were left behind
The gyro gun he wields can disturb the balance centre of a TF in any mode.
Also, the mechanism for his primary weapon, his scatter blaster, is now
built into the engine-shaped units on his upper arms, and he can use it to
fire explosive pellets over a wide area from his front grille in vehicle
mode or from his palms in robot mode. The weapons used by Binaltech TFs are
supplied in most cases by the EDC's Ordnance Division after admission into
Cybertron City. Swindle escaped right after BT-09's operations tests, so the
EDC hadn't armed his body yet. He has made these personal weapons himself
out of his own secret cache of materials.
With their EDC registrations deleted, the BT Destrons are unable to access
electrocell recharge facilities, so they have switched over to exponential
generators, stabilized and output-reduced for practical use, for their power
Unlike other TF regeneration plans, the BT-10 was released as
a project for the development of the Ultimate Robot Body, from the previous
technological accumulations. As a result, an engine with greater output than
the conventional was used, also with the injection of molecular machines, a
higher performance stress guidance control system was planned out. With
this, the BT body, comprised of delicate operational components, now had the
equivalent strength as its crystal alloy framework enabling an exertion of
The development of BT-10 was carried out by Ford Company’s specialised car
development team, and with Wheeljack’s cooperation, the preparation work for
Grimlock began. The problem child, Grimlock regardless their original good
intentions, took it out on the developers from his resentment of being
remade a BT. But they bore it with equal tolerance, and thus the ultimate
performance body was completed.
The portable gun, stun laser, paralyses the enemy with a blow of solid
light. Also the close range energo sword, given a burst of energy on the
blade, increases its cutting edge, likewise destroying the electrical
systems. A self propelling mini rocket launcher is installed in both knees,
and a plasma shield unfolds from the hubcap of the lower arm.
The BT-11 Plan was a research frame secured in the name of "technological
synthesis tests," but in fact this project was used as a cover for the "X-9
Revival Plan" by people connected with the old secret organization known as
the Intelligence and Information Institute (I.I.I.). In order to bring back
X-9 as a "living TF," the project team brought in the original Ravage, whom
the EDC had in custody as a prisoner at the time, and used his life force to
"Battle Ravage's" exostructure was completed through improvisation by
diverting existing BT unit blueprints. The project team took into account
the danger of hostile activity after his body was finished, and omitted all
armament and built in multiple fail-safe devices, but with his knowledge of
the future's super-technology, Battle Ravage easily took control of the
automatic assembly line, undid the safety devices, and acquired the latest
in modern weapons systems besides.
Since Battle Ravage's body contains no "Life Essence Nucleus," what he
refers to as a "Spark," he gains life by combining with his "present form"
of Ravage. Ravage remains reduced into cassette mode and stored in a
suspended-function state in the vehicle console's audio unit, and is still
unaware of Battle Ravage's existence.
Overdrive's original body was most severely damaged, requiring an extended
period of time to repair his core section, so the launch of his new body's
development was greatly delayed compared to the first BT numbers. Honda's
Wako Technological Research Centre was in charge of developing the BT-12
frame, and thanks to the efforts of a team with superior skills in
developing anthropomorphic robots, they achieved delivery of the frame in a
very short time, indeed. The numerous BT-12 prototypes were later offered up
for "Project Bodyshop," which was drafted by Wheeljack.
His ballistic shield, formed from a membrane of high-density polymerized
durabyllium, can block any physical projectile attack. In addition, the
Omni-Blaster, a multifunction weapon developed by the EDC, can be used as a
neutron blaster, electron cannon, and plasma beam rifle, the three weapons
which were once his standard equipment.
Because of stipulations in the contracts for development manufacturers
brought into the BT Project, they are limited to humane support, so Honda
had to pass up the installation of internal weaponry in his car frame and
omit the mechanism for his two-stage transformation into attack mode.
Instead, three field propulsion devices been included in the rear of his car
frame (his shoulders and abdomen in robot mode), granting him the special
abilities of super-high-speed travel and brief transonic flight in vehicle
mode, as well as high mobility in robot mode.
BT-13 is a research plan to bring back the Transformers' most radical
transformation method, the Transmutor, using Earth science. By altering the
quantum information of particles composing matter, this technology can alter
the composition and structure of objects. However, its implementation
requires large-scale machinery and power, so the plan was put on hold.
Battle Ravage invaded the BT-13 research facility, made improvements to this
equipment and research data, and used it to bring Laserwave back to life.
A commercial vehicle made by Mazda was used as experimental material for the
Transmutor device. The essential test procedure involved transferring scan
data of BT-08 Meister, then modifying and reorganizing it into a completely
different robot exostructure. The base vehicle, installed with Laserwave's
personality component and redesign data, achieved a dramatic transformation
into a powerful BT Destron.
His personal weapon, the Turbo Rifle, is a high-output laser gun loaded with
a high-efficiency energy supercharger. Besides being a weapon on its own, if
he stores away its stock and equips it on his left upper arm, it also
functions as an amplifier unit that increases the offensive ability of his
gun-arm. His destructive power is then on a par with that of his original
laser gun mode.
Wheeljack believed the key to saving "the war dead of the future" lay in the
GT System, and at his suggestion, the development plans for BT-14 were put
into operation as a link to "Project Bodyshop." The GT System made it
possible to have parallel forms of a single being through the sharing of
life force. After the completion of BT-07, slots corresponding to all BT
Cybertrons were established in the system, but his is the first case of one
being put into full operation since Smokescreen.
Unlike the identical bodies used by BT-07, Wheeljack's parallel forms are
comprised of an "Alpha Unit," his original form supplemented by a GT
mechanism; a "Beta Unit," using the Ford-made BT frame, and an "Omega Unit,"
the form and specs of which are still completely shrouded in a veil of
secrecy. The Beta Unit, which uses the BT core torso, possesses the greatest
combat strength as well as high-speed flight capability thanks to
rear-mounted field propulsion panels.
His hand weapon, a laser-strafer rifle, is capable of firing strafing
volleys of high-output pulse lasers. His cryo-sword envelops its blade in an
immobilizer field, the molecular motion-halting effect of which supercools
the contact surface. Using this extreme temperature deviation, it can
shatter or slice through any armour material.
Prowl's newest grade form achieved boot-up by installing Chip Chase's
awareness, separated from his body by mind transfer, in place of Prowl's
lost "laser core." BT-15 acts with all of Prowl's usual personality and
will, but it is also extended by a separate neurocomputer that handles
thinking as Chip, so the two of them are in a strong symbiotic relationship.
Meanwhile, Chip's own body is being kept in stasis in an EDC special medical
Project Bodyshop is a plan to affect a rapid rise in the Cybertron survival
rate through GT technology, which allows Transformers to have multiple
bodies. At first, the Honda-designed BT-15 model was developed for this
project to become the parallel form "Prowl 2," but because Prowl's original
body was destroyed before the GT network was activated, it was decided that
BT-15 would function as his primary unit.
At first, the Honda-designed BT-15 model was developed for Project Bodyshop*
to become the parallel form "Prowl 2," but because Prowl's original body was
destroyed before the GT network was activated, it was decided that BT-15
would function as his primary unit. His vehicle mode exterior is programmed
with the coloration patterns of police cars from around the world and can
change its appearance as necessary. He can also change his interior thanks
to the employment of ultra-smartplastics.
*Project Bodyshop is a plan to save "the war dead of the future" through "Genetronic
Translink" technology, which makes it possible for a TF to have multiple
The BT-15 GHS Unit: The all-blue, general-release version BT-15 model was
developed as a Generic Host Shell not limited to any one user. Normally, it
stands by as Prowl's reserve GT unit, but it can be activated as an
emergency parallel body for Streak, Tracks, or any other Cybertron, as the
His portable weapon, an acid pellet gun, is a semi-automatic
rifle that fires volleys of highly corrosive pellets. His close-combat
equipment, the blight stick, can instantly render an enemy powerless by
injecting a disruptor surge.
BT Skids is the first case to use a BT frame purely as a form upgrade,
involving no special circumstances in his creation. In order to implement
this official usage, the Toyota Group and the EDC's Advanced Technology
Development Division cooperated to include internal systems in this frame
that would refine it as a mechanical lifeform: self-repair and regenerative
functions, nano-mechanical antibodies, material preservation functions and
so on. So long as it is not damaged in battle, in theory, its effective
working life should be several thousand years.
Owing to the difficulties of production increase, the BT-16 model does not
have the same type of GT replication frame. Instead, it is equipped with a
subspace channel that will transport just the nucleus of the life-force into
an external storage area.
His hand weapon is a liquid nitrogen rifle which can shoot a stream of the
element, super cooled to nearly -200oC, almost 190 meters (623
As a man-made Transformer, Black Convoy does not possess a life core. In
order to give him life, the subspace linkup experiment was carried out. But
during the experiment, a glowing orb emerged from a mysterious time warp.
When it came in contact with the body, it was suddenly activated and
Rijie Electro Disruptor Version
The Ford GT type BT body placed the emphasis on re-creating one of the
Transformers’ most mysterious technologies, the “Power Chip Current
Co-ordinator”, using Earth technology. During the research among the ten
bodies used, the #7 body with multiple bio photons showed an abnormal energy
output reaction. Rijie’s original Electro Disruptor was capable of staying
invisible for approximately six minutes, but this #7 body had an
extraordinary ability of maintaining its shielding function indefinitely as
long as it was online, though instead it was now unable to become visible.