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 T-700 Series

Produced date: 2024 through 2026.
 
There are several different categories of battle android within the Series 700 class. This entry will focus on the T-700 and the T-799. The T-700 is essentially the same design as the T-800, but made on a fast manufacturing process with inferior materials and a stripped-down version of the same brain found in the T-800. The T-799 is a more advanced version of the T-700 with a  different endoskeleton and a prototype Neural Net CPU capable of learning and storing a larger reservoir of nuanced human behaviors as well as integrated security capabilities.  There were several production runs of T-700s, numbering in the tens of thousands.  The production ratio of T-700s to T-799s was roughly 1000 to 1. T-799s were used to test programming later used in T-800s and to police Sky-net manufacturing facilities.
 
Though plans for the T-700 and T-800 were conceived simultaneously, the T-700 was introduced on the battlefield years earlier due to the faster manufacturing process afforded by lower quality construction.
T-700 (Infantry)

T-799 (Security)

T-700 (Infantry)





FUNCTION: Infantry, Short-term Infiltration, Prison Sentry
 
INTELLIGENCE- To preclude the chance of the T-700s being subverted, the brain of the T-700 was scaled back and given rigorous safeties to prevent self-awareness. When removed, the T-700 CPU has a suicide feature rendering it impossible to reverse engineer. The T-700 features the 800-S Neural Net CPU which is permanently set to "read only" mode (new data and programming cannot be written to the non-volatile memory area). Unlike the standard 800 Neural Net CPU, there is no firmware that can be reset to allow for "write mode" capability. That being said, the 800-S contains a pre-programmed knowledge-base of mission directives, coordinated tactics for different battlefield conditions and scenarios, human language, and combat tactics. The programming of the 800-S is not as extensive or complex as what is found in the T-800 models.

Note: T-700 combat programming is essentially the same as what the T-600 has, which was, in turn, derived from the combat programming of the old T-70. T-700s are intended to be combat fodder for the front lines, so Skynet never bothered to update their software to take advantage of their advanced hardware. However, their tactical reaction time and ability to coordinate based on this programming is alarmingly more effective than the T-600. They are extremely dangerous opponents.  

However, new data can be entered into volatile memory allowing for units to temporarily "learn" information, run battlefield calculations and ballistic trajectories, keep track of enemy forces, and calculate casualties. Unlike the T-600, the T-700 has considerable volatile memory storage capacity, allowing for sophisticated coordination during missions. Over time the information "learned" is erased by new information making the T-700 capable of only basic observational learning and limited tactical coordination (still light years ahead of the T-600). Though the 800-S Neural Net CPU can form a complex understanding of its environment, it cannot build on this understanding as its logical perceptions are cyclically erased. Consequently, this model is not capable of true independent thought.
 
The 800-S Neural Net CPU is a variant of the 800 series CPU found in the T-800. However, the 800-S is distinguished by lower quality manufacturing for mass production resulting in slower mental speed, fewer quantum processing cores, and a smaller cache of nonvolatile and volatile memory than the T-800 or T-680.  It is made from the same miniaturized fabrication process as the 800 series and is therefore highly resistant to damage by physical shock and electromagnetic radiation. These units are capable of convincing human speech and advanced methods of communication and battlefield coordination. On the battlefield they take direction easily, though they are incapable of taking strategic initiative. Despite these factors, the T-700s were vastly more deadly than any Terminators ever produced before them and were a rude awakening for the human resistance.

Note: The 800-S CPUs have about 46 percent of the computational capacity of the 800 Series CPU due to the defective cores and pipelines being disabled and the CPU being clocked at a lower speed  (they are actually simply 800 series CPUs that were too unstable to make the final cut). Their overall data processing throughput is even less than 46 percent due to the fact that they are still using instruction sets from the T-600 series (600-A Neural Net CPU) which do not take advantage of the 800 Series architecture.  When the T-700 series was first deployed the software for the T-800 series had not even been developed and tested yet.


COMBAT

3 modes of operation:

  • direct (directed by Skynet defense computers like soldiers in a war game);
  • automatic (individual units acting automatically to a variety of preprogrammed conditions); and
  • autonomous (single units relinquished to their own control acting independently)

CONCEALMENT- Titanium alloy endoskeleton concealed by optional latex skin (duraplast) with foam padding to mimic real human musculature. When in infiltration mode, the teeth are painted white. Unlike the T-600, the T-700 actually looks convincing.  The materials used in the latex housing of the T-700 are not prone to tearing at the joints or discoloration. Though most T-700s seen are foot soldiers without any disguise, the infiltration role was often used.

CONSTRUCTION-
The titanium alloy endoskeleton stands roughly 6' and is identical to that of the T-800, save for inferior materials. It has no parts that are composed of hyper alloy or other advanced materials. It has a dull gray textured appearance, unlike the polished appearance of the T-800. However, the construction of the model is greatly improved from the T-600 in terms of tensile strength and agility, making it highly maneuverable and virtually invincible to small arms fire.  It is also more resistant to plasma weaponry than earlier models, though a direct hit from plasma rifle at close range will critically damage or destroy a T-700.

Note: A T-700 can be refit with a standard 800 Series Neural Net CPU (which can be switched to a self-aware mode), but cannot be refit with a 600-B CPU as the cranial housing can only accommodates a CPU with the miniaturized 800 series fabrication process. However, extensive modifications to the T-700 body can result in a 600-B CPU being successfully transplanted.  These modifications are not possible on a T-800 body due to the fact that the hyper-allow chassis cannot be welded or modified through conventional means. As a consequence, rogue T-680 units actively hunt the more durable T-700s in order to upgrade their bodies. The T-700 components are universally compatible with the T-800 models. A damaged T-800 will actively hunt and destroy a T-700 for temporary parts in order to complete a mission.

WEAPONRY- The T-700 is issued with a Westinghouse ME25 (or ME27) Plasma rifle, and the General Dynamics RBS-80 Plasma Pulse Gun. However, they can operate most human machinery, vehicles, and weaponry they encounter in the field due to their detailed files.
 
CAPABILITIES- In addition to the above listed capabilities the 700 Series has many features. The T-700 can travel on all terrain with little difficulty. It can operate human weaponry and machinery.  New units are said to be able to run as fast as 37 mph (50 mph for short bursts). This model can theoretically press about 5 tons, but the tensile strength of the skeleton can only support about 2 tons before sustaining structural damage.
 
WEAK POINTS:

  • Can be detected by animals at great distance.
  • Not as resistant to plasma weaponry as the T-800.
  • Not capable of true independent thought, creativity, or strategy.
  • Only capable of short term infiltration as behavior is too primitive to pass for a human.
  • Hunted by rogue Terminators for parts and upgrades.

THREAT LEVEL: High


T-799 (Security)




FUNCTION: Security, T-800 AI Software Prototyping

INTELLIGENCE- The T-799 actually has two Series 800-SX Neural Net CPUs installed in a parallel configuration and clocked at a  higher rate. These two linked CPUs function as a single CPU. This is an experimental model that was produced in low volume.  As a result of the T-799's special capabilities, in fortifications where T-799s are present they are typically an authority (almost like a walking mainframe). 

Note: As the computational and storage power is similar to the T-800, it is essentially a crude prototype of the T-800. Software for the T-800 was field tested using the T-799 so that when T-800s were first deployed they were would be no unforeseen complications.

Due to a suicide feature (the CPUs are destroyed when removed), the CPUs cannot be removed from the housing and are virtually impossible to reverse engineer. These CPUs are set to a "write" mode which means that new data and programming can be written to the non-volatile memory area of the brain by the Terminator itself. This area of the brain contains a pre-programmed knowledge base of mission directives, behaviors, and combat tactics found in the earlier terminators. The 800-SX has several times more non-volatile memory than the 800-S.
New data can be entered into volatile memory allowing for units to "learn" new information, run battlefield calculations and trajectories, keep track of enemy forces, and calculate casualties. Over time the information "learned" is moved to non-volatile memory enabling the unit the capacity for observational learning, strategy, and analysis.

The 800-SX CPUs in the T-799 are identical to that found in the T-700 with the exception that they are designed with a "write mode" feature and as a consequence of being two CPUs, they also have a larger data storage capacity. If features comparable computational and storage capacity to a fully functioning T-800, though technically about 7 percent slower.  It formulates far more complex tactics than even a T-800 (in "read only" mode) due to the fact that it is self aware by default. This simple distinction makes the T-799 exponentially more deadly than its sibling, the T-700. These CPUs are made from the same miniaturized fabrication process of the 800 series and are therefore highly resistant to damage by physical shock and electromagnetic radiation. Although not as powerful as the older 600-B Neural Net CPU, the dual 800-SX CPUs have have a more stable matrix and do not overheat.

The T-799 is capable of learning from experience and is therefor far more intelligent than most other Terminators. Human observers swear that the T-799 models exhibit clear emotional defects, such as obsessive compulsive disorder and paranoid delusions. T-799s have been known to constantly count and recount supplies, to overreact to false alarms, and to accuse non-sentient Terminators of "stealing" lost munitions and order their executions.  This may be due to the experimental nature of the series 800-SX CPU.
These units are capable of convincing human speech and advanced methods of communication and battlefield coordination, including strategic initiative. 

COMBAT- As a capable strategist is needed to protect Skynet manufacturing installations (rather than a mindless puppet), these units are only used in the autonomous, fully self-aware mode of operation. Skynet normally avoids allowing Terminators to become self aware, but this was necessary to successfully guard installations from attack.

CONCEALMENT- Hybrid titanium alloy / hyperalloy endoskeleton concealed by optional latex skin with foam padding to mimic real human musculature, and red liquid for blood. Unlike the rubber skin of the T-600, T-799 latex construction looks exactly like real organic tissue. In some ways this is superior to the organic musculature of the T-800 as it does rot and die.  T-799s used to field test T-800 programming were given actual organic tissue for field testing as well.

CONSTRUCTION-The T-799 has a different endokeleton than the T-700 to accommodates its unusual brain. The battle chassis is also made up of a composite construction which includes some hyper-alloy components, making more resilient than T-700. The construction of the model is greatly improved from the T-600 in terms of tensile strength and agility, making it highly maneuverable and virtually invincible to small arms fire.  It is also more resistant to plasma weaponry than earlier models, though a direct hit from plasma rifle at close range will critically damage a T-799. The T-799 comes in various sizes ranging from 4' to 6' and can appear male or female.  The T-799 endoskeleton is thin and stream-lined, making it distinct from that of the T-700 and T-800. The majority of the parts are not universal.

The T-799 has a broader sensor array than other humanoid terminators. Through elaborate sonar echolocation sensors on its cranium it can has 360 degrees perception of all moving objects within its range. It can pick up faint radio transmissions and decrypt virtually any transmission, assuming that the unit is not distracted.

WEAPONRY- T-799s tend to use other Terminators (which they control via encrypted radio transmission) rather than direct combat. It is always best to lure a T-799 away from a Skynet fortification for this reason. They have access to all of the plasma phase weaponry within the factories they supervise and guard.

CAPABILITIES- In addition to the above listed capabilities the T-799 Series has many features. The T-799 can travel on all terrain with little difficulty. It can operate human weaponry and machinery.  New units are said to be able to run as fast as 35 mph (47 mph for short bursts). This model can theoretically press about 3 tons, but the tensile strength of the skeleton can only support about 2.5 tons before sustaining structural damage. The T-799 is among the fastest and most agile Terminators and makes a very difficult target, especially when running around behind larger Terminators in the rear echelon of battle formations while issuing commands.

The T-799 has a mental link to all surveillance equipment in the installation that it is in charge of guarding, as well as many of the primitive autonomous sentries.  Again, it is best to lure a T-799 away from a Skynet fortification before engaging it as it can call reinforcements toward interlopers very quickly. As mentioned above, it also has a broad sensory suite enabling it to detect all moving objects within a range of several miles.

WEAK POINTS-
  • Body is only partially composed of hyperalloy and is vulnerable in some areas, though generally more durable than the T-700.
  • Physically weaker and less resilient than its successor, the T-800.
  • The same advanced intelligence (sentience) that allows for T-799s to be effective strategists can also lead them to abandon their posts as self interest becomes increasingly paramount in their programming as they accrue experience.
  • Exhibits signs of neurosis, which can be tactically exploited. This feature appears to be innate to the unusual hardware and is not correctable with software patching.
  • Early on, T-799 AI software was prone to bugs. These issues were later corrected.
  • Can be detected by animals.

THREAT LEVEL: Very  High

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