Transformers Binaltech System Description

BT-01 to BT-07 Translated by Jeremy Barlow, Soundwave's Oblivion. The rest courtesy of & Torsten B. Abel.

BT-01 Cybertron Tactician Smokescreen
The head module is the centre of thought and communication. It consists of the brain chip which contains the personality program, a visual sensor array, a faceplate with adjustable facial expressions made of a super elastic alloy and a speech device.

The robot body is made of a newly developed metal fluid actuator and a high-rigidity alloy frame which is expected to withstand intense exercise and combat. The high-output electrocell has successfully demonstrated formidable power and instantaneous force. It has also been provided with cushioning to withstand sudden load fluctuations and impact loads.

The vehicle mode which contains the robot mode within its structure uses four independent closed-loop controlled motors which are different from the standard vehicles. Sensors have been placed in the front section and around the vehicle's body which act as sensory apparatus.

BT-02 Cybertron Warrior Lambor
The “TORQ 3000” quantum processor developed by Quantum Laboratories in the US is used as the common standard operating computer. It processes information for mental and physical controls as well as the Transformer's “seven senses” (sight, hearing, touch, smell, short-range radio wave transmission, magnetic sensitivity and electric sensitivity).

Both of Lambor’s fists are linked to linear actuators in his upper arms allowing them to function as piledrivers which deliver 3.6 tons of force, 5 times a second. This is more than useful in close combat and siege attacks. Because of this, his manipulator unit consists of a minimal set of parts such as extremely strong alloy blocks, torque motors and metal fiber tendons. On their own, each component has no sensory functionality. Information such as tactile and strength sensations are detected by sensors near his wrists which transmit the data directly to his brain.

The main power source of the Binaltech Transformers are electrocells, which, when fully charged can function for 40 hours continually in robot mode and 180 hours continually in vehicle mode. His main weapon, the Electron Pulse Gun, can be used as an emergency power supply.

BT-03 Cybertron Warrior Streak
The head module includes a high-precision composite targeting system. Equipped with multi-spectrum sensors in both eyes and a tight-beam aiming device in the centre of his forehead. The left and right crests contain multiple antennae components and function as a phased-array radar.

The main weapon is the Ion Charged Dispersion Rifle, an electronic weapon which charges particles in the air in the line of fire towards the target and hits its marks as a powerful beam of charged particles. Although its accuracy is limited due to the nature of its function, it has an output of 80,000 volts and can punch a 3m deep hole in a concrete wall at a distance of 20km.

The main drive engines of a Binaltech Autobot are independent in-wheel superconductive motors in each of the four wheels. When Streaks personal components were undergoing an eligibility review, the BT-03 team continued to make their own adjustments which resulted in significant improvements in speed, frame positioning control and ground contact efficiency when compared with the other BT models.

BT-04 Cybertron Scout Hound

When Hound’s body was redesigned, his existing tracking and detection system was significantly overhauled and reconfigured. The infrared radiation collector built into the front of his helmet can detect heat differences as low as 0.02oC making it effective in tracking any target be it human or machine. Additionally, enhanced electromagnetic shielding has dramatically improved the performance of his topographical mapping function as well as his data storage.

His portable Hologram Gun is a high-tech device, and despite its small size is capable of projecting three dimensional holographic images through large scale control of photons. Additionally when he transforms, he can use it as a medium-powered Photon Blaster.

With the introduction of smart skin technology, Hound’s exterior is a mass of scanner and radar equipment. On Earth his Neutrino Scanner can collect information within a radius of 5km at a time (at a range to the horizon). This data is processed through 3D simulation circuitry and is transmitted as high precision virtual environmental data to his comrades. In vehicle mode, his roll bar is equipped with a holoprojector to disguise himself and it can also project a driver and passenger.

BT-05 Destron Soldier Dead End
The first Binaltech Destron was created by the American institute, Symultech Industries, who had appropriated and modified a Binaltech body. This was already under development before Starscream took control. After his personality data had been successfully implanted, Dead End continued to conceal his true identity and was officially registered as BT-05 after undergoing EDC’s field tests!

His portable Compressor Air Gun is an impact weapon which blasts high-energy compressed air to knock down structures and enemy warriors. The receiver tank is made of a pressure-resistant and heat-resistant alloy made by Symultech. This enables the pressure to be increased to 4.6 tons per square centimetre. Additionally the two energy blasters built into his backpack have enough power to punch a hole in a 2m thick steel wall.

His vehicle mode can reach speeds of up to 360km/h and retains the Stuntrons unique abilities such as the exterior reinforced with an automatic forcefield and acrobatic capabilities thanks to the low-power anti-gravity generator. He is also equipped with a radar which can detect movement within a 320km radius as well as being able to store the collected topographical information in its memory banks. This allows him to lure the enemy into a dead end.

BT-06 Cybertron Warrior Tracks

Given the absence of air support within the Cybertron Earth Defence Force, Tracks' body underwent a targeted redesign to enhance its aerial combat capabilities, with a specific emphasis on air combat in robot mode and improved manoeuvrability. The redesign includes two mobile rocket engines as dorsal thrusters, enabling short subsonic flights, and they are capable of launching multi-warhead heat-seeking incendiary missiles from their tips. Additionally, both arms are equipped with dual plasma shotguns.

His primary weapon is the Black Beam Gun, a sophisticated armament that projects a kinetic energy beam infused with a hyperkinetic black gaseous substance known as "Black Light." This formidable tool envelops his target in a force field, disrupting their optical circuits, and the impact force of the swirling gases inflicts substantial damage.

The integration of repulsor force panels and aerodynamic force fields in different sections of his vehicle form theoretically enables Tracks to achieve flight without the requirement of his former flight mode. Nonetheless, this design alteration leads to a significant drop in combat effectiveness and speed during flight, and due to Tracks' unique aesthetic preferences that prioritise appearance over functionality, these features are rarely used. Additionally, the vehicle's exterior panels are coated with the latest functional pigment from DuPont. This innovative coating allows Tracks to alter his body colour, effectively camouflaging himself or projecting dynamic video images of the surroundings, rendering him nearly invisible.

BT-07 Cybertron Tactician Smokescreen GT
"BT-07" serves as the development code for a sub-project focused on researching "the possibility of increased production and mass mobilisation of robot lifeforms." In response to Smokescreen's request, Subaru's newest Binaltech body was employed as the experimental base. The EDC Advanced Technology Development Bureau undertook modifications, enhancing its functions to ensure compatibility with the GT system.

The recently integrated multi-purpose projectile weapon, the Blaster Launcher, features a loading mechanism connected to a subspace link, enabling an unlimited supply of missiles from Cybertron City’s ammunition depot. However, occasional malfunctions may arise due to its loading mechanism. BT-07 primarily utilises jamming rounds containing materials that disrupt enemy detection.

The Transformers Life Force emanates from a "Laser Core," situated at the centre of a force field, propagating throughout the entire body. The GT System ingeniously places this Laser Core in subspace storage outside of the body while concurrently connecting it to a translink port installed in each Binaltech terminal. This process breathes life into each unit, duplicating the personality data. Upon each unit's return from a mission, the stored memory data is amalgamated.

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 offline.
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 source.

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 immeasurable strength.
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 achieve reactivation.
"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 facility.
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 selves.
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 situation requires.
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 feet).

Black Convoy
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 disappeared.

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.
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