Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit
aka "Rat Thing"
"The factory that put him together thinks of him as a robot named Number B-782. But he thinks of himself as a pit bullterrier named Fido.
In the old days, Fido was a bad little doggie sometimes. But now, Fido lives in a nice little house in a nice little yard. Now he has become a nice little doggie. He likes to lie in his house and listen to the other nice doggies bark. Fido is part of a big pack.
Tonight there is a lot of barking from a place far away. When he listens to this barking, Fido knows that a whole pack of nice doggies is very excited about something. A lot of very bad men are trying to hurt a nice girl. This has made the doggies very angry and excited. In order to protect the nice girl, they are hurting some of the bad men.
Which is as it should be
Fido does not come out of his house. When he first heard the barking, he became excited. He likes nice girls, and it makes him especially upset when bad men try to hurt them. Once there was a nice girl who loved him. That was before, when he lived in a scary place and he was always hungry and many people were bad to him. But the nice girl loved him and was good to him. Fido loves the nice girl very much.
But he can tell from the barking of the other doggies that the nice girl is safe now. So he goes back to sleep."--Snowcrash, by Neal Stephenson
The ZX-3 Raptor Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit is designed to be an active security drone capable of defending a property in extreme hazardous conditions. The Raptor hosts the Ares Firelance Vehicle Laser as it's primary offensive weapon. With an additional variety of non-lethal and lethal armaments at its disposal, the Raptor's versitility is only by it's programming, and it's unique modular styling allows the buy to customize it to suit specific needs.
A fully-functioning "smart" system, the ZX-3 Raptor can recognize, track and engage pre-set, situation-determined targets within its zone of control. Its multi-spectrum sensors cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum, allowing it to engage any target it can sense of effective, deadly control. The sensor fit of the ZX-3 includes the same advanced millimeter-wave pulse-radar and thermographic sensors found in the Ares Arms Sentry. The millimeter-wave radar has a resolution fine enough to determine makes and models of a wide variety of hand weapons and firearms, whether a gun is loaded or not, and even the type of ammunition used. In addition, specially tailored chem-sniffers and acusto-optic based sensors can locate intruders by the sound of their movements or even their scent.
|Fuel||Turbine ( 120 liters )||Economy||0.25 km/liter|
|DP Cost||5194||Chassis Cost||389,550 ¥|
|Engine||Turbine||Total Cost||671,070 ¥|
|Chassis||Vectored UAV, Small||Reference||The Shop|
Increased Cargo Space (CF 11)
Load Increase (Level 56)
Mechanical Arm #1 (STR 4)
Mechanical Arm #2 (STR 4)
Mechanical Arm #3 (STR 4)
Mechanical Arm #4 (STR 4)
Standard Armour (Armour 4)
Remote Pilot Advanced Programming (Rating 3)
Anti-Theft System: Shock option (Level 2)
Turrets, Remote (mini) (Quantity 1)
Tail (STR 4)
Ares Arms Sentry Integration
Nav-Dat GPS Orientation System
Ares MP Laser III
Ares MP Laser III
Improved Hand Razors
Foot Spur Anchors (2)
Retractable Tail Blade
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