TERMINATOR HK- SERIES 200 MODEL 15W TYPE 200
SKYNET began its first anthropomorphic HK designs with the T200, but the initial trials with this model proved disastrous. A quick design, intended to (very) roughly imitate humanoid abilities and to provide a stop-gap measure of defending SKYNET facilities until production could be brought up to full capacity for larger, much more powerful units that were in the production files.
Under-developed production facilities meant poor quality T200 series HK units. In addition, the surviving stocks of high energy (phased plasma) small arms were rapidly diminishing as Resistance units organized and raided military bases and armories, liberating the powerful energy weapons for use against SKYNET. SKYNET was forced to arm what T200s it could with the remaining GE plasma rifles and the rest with standard, outdated kinetic energy based ballistic slug throwers, mostly M16A5 assault rifles, a limited number of Mossberg military shotguns and 9mm Beretta automatic pistols (some observed being used in a dual manner).
Slow, unbalanced, under-powered, and easily defeated. The T200 soon came to be known to the Resistance as a "Stickman" or "Tin-man" due to its narrow, inhuman shape and large sensor array atop the shoulders. Armor was light on such a narrow frame given the limit of the available power sources and redundant systems were almost non-existent ensuring that any critical damage would cause the complete combat loss of the unit. The unit was a quick and cheap stop-gap measure, a model designed to provide SKYNET time to implement more efficient designs. Hyperalloy materials were just being developed by SKYNET so the T200 was armored with more primitive ceramic and composite materials as well as crude ballistic cloth, giving a tattered, ragged look to the unit which generated an additional name from some of the Resistance units; "Scarecrow."
A good hit from large caliber, small arms fire (in excess of 5.56mm standard NATO specification) could cripple or destroy a T200 unit. The sensor array was particularly vulnerable and Resistance units quickly discovered this weakness, using a variety of close combat melee and long ranged sniper based attacks aimed directly at the delicate sensor array. T200 units which had their sensor array damaged or destroyed either shut down and stood in place, or short circuited and walked around, bumping into buildings, debris, etc. until the Resistance destroyed the unit or the fourteen day capacity high endurance power cell was depleted. Resistance units were recorded as actively forming hunting groups to venture out from the ruins, to hunt T200 units in order to steal weapons and ammunition, even the crude armor. The T200s proved to be such easy kills that Resistance snipers in skyscrapers could destroy a patrolling T200 and in a matter of less than ten minutes, street scavengers would have picked the unit clean of any usable parts and equipment.
In all, 14,200 T200 units were
produced and deployed in the West and
By 2017, a new version of the T200 had been produced from the old templates. Used only within SKYNET's huge manufacturing facilities and installations, the T202 handled delicate repair and maintenance work and had all combat capacity stripped from its programming. T202 units approximated technicians and mechanics, becoming the hands and eyes of SKYNET on the assembly lines, production units, as well as in doing maintenance and repairs to vital legacy systems where a technician approximating human height was required to operate. Some T202 units were mounted on special wheeled chassis, while others had a simple dual polymer tread assembly, each replacing the two anthropomorphic leg units completely. The T202 was joined by an upgraded model in 2018, the T204, which had better mobility, more advanced firmware and four highly manipulative arms arranged in a radial pattern around the main torso. Each arm ended in a micromanipulator capable of precision work throughout the full movement range and each arm had its own dedicated CPU giving the arm far more autonomous capacity in its duties.