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MBR-XTF-51(D) Matey Defender General and Technical Data Model Number: MBR-XTF-51(D) Name: Matey Defender Unit Type: Prototype defensive use multi-mode Matey Manufacturer: Unknown Operator: Canadia Army Accommodation: Pilot only Dimensions: Head height, 15.5m Weight: 61.2 metric tons Construction: Matey-grade ablative armour on movable frame, reinforced by mission pack Powerplant: Ultra-compact fusion reactor, rated at 2980 kW Equipment: Sensors, range unknown; hardpoints for mounting mission packs, anti-energy field generator Fixed Armaments: 1 x energy shield; 2 x 60mm CIWS vulcans, shoulder-mounted; 1 x energy saber, stored in the left hip, hand-carried in use; 2 x 12 pod missile tubes, shoulder-mounted Optional Armaments: 1 x high-powered energy rifle, rating unknown; 1 x snub cannon Technical and Historical Notes The (D) pack was the last recovered pack for the R-Matey. This one took much longer to repair then the others because of how complex some of it's systems were. Like the name suggests, the Matey Defender is designed to hold it's ground against an incoming attack force. Unfortunately, it left some things to be desired. Still, Yor used the Defender successfully in many missions, including when the original designers of the R-Matey stormed the base in another attempt to recover the prototype. Yor was able to use the Defender's special abilities to hold back the enemy forces long enough for the main troops to return from patrol and drive them off. The weapon complement of the (D) pack is left pretty much unchanged. The only real difference is that an identical set of missile tubes to the ones in the R-Matey's back were mounted on the shoulders, since the (D) pack disabled the Matey Jet, and the addition of a snub cannon for close range punch. The big things about the (D) pack, however, is the two main defensive means. Firstly, the (D) pack came with something which was pretty much unseen before. Instead of using a full-length metal shield, the (D) pack came with some sort of energy shield. A small projector mounted on the arm would project what was basically a wide energy sword blade, blocking both physical and energy-based attacks. The shield proved to be especially useful against energy-based weapons, as well. To prevent the shield from slicing up the Matey Defender, the projector has a series of sensors which detect how close the shield is to the frame, and turns off the projectors facing that direction if it gets too close. The other defensive ability, however, was even more spectacular. The technical specs called it the "R-Zone", but the Canadia engineers called that dumb, and just named it an Anti-Energy Field. The (D) pack is able to produce an area around it where energy weapons simply fizzled out right in mid-air. Any sort of energy based weapon, be it close or long range, just plain stopped within the field, unless the attack was of signifigant power. The field didn't extend very far, though, which is why the Matey Defender can still use it's own energy weapons. The Canadia engineers eventually managed to develop their own version of the system for the MBT-XT-30 E-Tank. Like the other packs, the (D) pack can be purged if necessary.