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ArmamentEdit

The following describes the Playmates toy and may not match the TV series version.

Cluster Grenade Launcher (four launchers, rapid fire capability, rear facing)

Front Guns (vulnerable but highly effective)

Laser Cannon (right arm)

Concussion Rocket Launcher (left arm)

Battlefield Command Post

Troop Transport Compartment

Omni-directional Land Mines

HistoryEdit

Draconis was the most well known pilot of the AL-002. He drove it during most of the the Neo Sapiens’ war on humans, including the first attack on the Homeworlds. Only during the overthrow of the Neo occupation forces on Venus and in the Amazon did Draconis (and his replacement clone) fly the smaller (and much uglier) MM-120 Interrogator e-frame.

Draconis’s second replacement clone was driving an AL-002 during the Terran’s final assault on Phaeton’s bunker, when Rita Torres smashed through his cockpit with her e-frame’s grip claw and killed him.

Various resistance cells appropriated these e-frames during the Neo Sapien occupation of the Homeworlds. One of these resistance pilots was Picasso.

Troop Transport E-frames were either painted in dark earth or Neo Sapien issue light purple. Just like the AA-569 Amphibious Assault e-frame, they also had paint streaks applied as a camouflage attempt.

AnalysisEdit

Troop Transport E-frames were heavily armed bipedal walkers with forward facing blaster cannons mounted on the undersides of the pilot’s cabin and on outriggers. Rear mounted cannons (or grenade launchers, if one refers to the Playmate’s literature) were also a fixture.

Although named as a ‘Troop Transport’ e-frame, this vehicle was not seen carrying or unloading Neo-infantry (also dubbed Neo-troopers) in the series. However, this e-frame’s large, boxy rear could have served as an infantry compartment.

The Exofleet analogue for the Troop Transport would have been the RA-678 Rapid Assault E-frame. The advantages of the RA-678 over the AL-002 was that it could fold its legs all the way towards the rear for flight, presenting a smaller frontal target and becoming more aerodynamic. While the AL-002 relied only on walking on the ground, the RA-678 could either walk on its legs or travel on road wheels built within its feet.

GalleryEdit






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E-frames
Terran Built E-frames
AA-500 Falcon | BD-100 Ground Assault E-frame | TB-024 Recon | SLR-345 Wraith | RA-678 | CR-001 Exo-fighter |
LD-029 Field Sergent | PO-024 Field Repair E-frame | JFG-892 Pirate Captain | AM-1194 Fire Warrior E-frame |
JOF-731 Samurai E-frame | WP-7943 Exowalker | DW-240 Enforcer
Neosapien Built E-frames
MM-120 Interrogator | JE-5038 Subsonic | Mobile Command | AA-569 Amphibious Assault | EL-909 Y-wing |
RA-643 Supersonic High Speed Stealth Attack | AL-002 Troop Transport | Neo-walker

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