The Pegasus Battle Droid is the future of combat droid technology. It is designed to act as a soldier in any capacity required, from a front line trooper to a rear echelon occupation guard, what
ever is required of it. This droid unlike most previous battle droids is designed to be extremely versatile and usable for almost any situation. The droid itself stands approximately two meters
tall and weights approximately two hundred and fifty kilograms or about five hundred and fifty pounds. Its armor is a durasteel polymer with laser-reflective coat. It's armor is strong enough to
take blaster bolts with little damage. However the PBD is also equipped with a shield generator capable of protecting the droid from blasts and impacts across its body.
The droid is powered by a miniature fusion generator that produces far more power than the droid itself requires. The generator itself has multiple safety features to scram the generator to avoid
any chance of a critical overload should the containment field and surrounding armor be compromised. A specially modified and designed, heavy blaster rifle and droid’s side arm are equipped with
a plug that goes into a slot in the droid’s hands. The blasters do not require a power pack and draws all of their power from the extra power output by the reactor and capacitors build into the
droid. The weapons have a better standard damage rating than the DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle and the Razor series MX respectively with the added benefit of fully automatic fire. In the rare event
that both weapons are disabled or destroyed it is programmed with the use of normal weaponry. If no other weaponry is available, the droid has retractable blades on the top of its wrists. In the
extremely unlikely event that the all of these are disabled without the droid’s destruction, it is programmed with an assortment of hand-to-hand combat techniques. The droid can take a tremendous
amount of damage and survive. It can lose limbs and still function. The droid also carries approximately ten rounds for its under barrel grenade launcher.
While large this droid is extremely fast and mobile, easily able to quickly advance across open ground to the next available cover. It is programmed with hundreds of battlefield tactics and options
and unlike previous battle droids, knows how to use cover effectively. It has been given the battlefield experiences of older model battle droids to help it excel on the battlefield. Its software
includes a number of programs, including the Imperial Training Manual, Anti-insurgency training, Anti-vehicle training, the rules of warfare, multiple pyrowall defensive measures, Life Preservation
Programming, and others. While effective and useful the droid is relatively cheap to make and easily mass-produced compared to larger, more heavily armed, and bulkier models. The Pegasus Battle
Droid has several different types of sensory systems to help it gather information on the battlefield.
The droid's primary sensor systems scan for IFF signals across the battlefield to help identify targets. It's optical sensors include, telescopic photoreceptors, infrared vision, thermal sensors,
motion detectors, and recognition software to assist in friend of foe identification. It's auditory sensors are internally adjustable to sense noises from a distance or to simply lower them during
a battle situation. IT also includes and advanced sensor package, that analyzes a number of factors in the environment, including, electromagnetic radiation, vibration, gravity, nuclear radiation,
magnetic fields, air pressure, trace chemicals, and the emissions from other sensors. Additionally with the proper secure terminal and security codes it is possible for an remote operator to take
direct control of the droid where it requires that living touch.
What makes the PBD truly special and different from all other modern droids is the way it moves its limbs. The droid not only uses servo-motors to move its limbs but it also uses recent advances
in biomechanical technology. Mechanical cords and padding act like muscles in the limbs of the droid. The mechanical cords are made of an electro reactive polymer than when introduced to an
electric current expanded and stiffened depending on the current. A second processor inside the droid handled the droid's cardio-muscular movements so the primary processor was free to focus on
fighting. These robotic cardio-muscular parts not only add protection to the inner parts of the droid but make its movements more fluid and enhance its speed and strength. The Pegasus Battle Droid
also includes small repulsors in the soles of its feet and in several parts of it's body that extend during their use. While the droid cannot fly, it can however leap large distances using the
repulsors to enhance its ability. This new method dramatically improves the droids maneuverability and reaction time far exceeding previous droids.
Name/Type: Pegasus Battle Droid
Manufactured by: Constantine Industries/New Imperial Federation
Combat Role: Battle Droid
Weapons: Modified Heavy Blaster Rifle, Under-barrel Grenade Launcher, Modified Blaster Pistol, Retractable Wrist Blade, Hand-to-Hand Combat
Shields: 280 SBD
Armor: 120 RU (Durasteel Polymer)
Height: 2 Meters
Speed: 60 KPH
Cost: 16,000Cr (Military use only)