The Muscle Tracers first developed as a construction working unit to lift heavy loads and function for periods of time. But It didn't last long enough until the military weaponized the MT technology and became combat MTs.
Now the MTs are the most produced units on the ground, with their low production cost. They mainly being cannon fodder, they are the most common enemies to face and can be come in all sizes. Lack of modular design of the Armored Core, the MTs can be very powerful opponents in a larger models like the Leviathan.
Types of MTs
The MTs comes in large amount of designs, ranging from small workers that the player encounter in Armored Core to massive and powerful bosses such as the Devastator.
Small unmanned drones designed to protect an instillation and defend it if need it. These Security MT tend to be the weakest of all, but in numbers, they can be extremely dangerous.
Larger than the security model, the Small MTs are generally to be annoying to the AC. The Small MTs have larger fire powers than Security, but are very easy to destroyed.
The widest MTs out there, these MTs are the most common and are harder to take down then their smaller cousins. The most recurring design is a Reverse Joint model.
The Battle MTs are much more powerful MTs then the others and tend to cripple an AC if left alone too long. They are encounter in Armored Core 3 and Silent Line, which they are similar to AC's (from Humanoid Design, Basic Boosting, and a laser blade). They are referred to as "high-end" models.
Boss-like MTs, they are rare to fight in Armored Core, only appearing later in the game. The Massive MTs are powerful behemoths and their only weakness is their slow speed. However, an AC will get destroyed in second if they stay in site long enough. This makes these MTs more difficult when encountered them in open wide areas with very little cover.
| || Bishop Tan |
The most common Bishop design, the Tan model is known for firing a burst of blue machine gun from its two pods. With so little advancement, Bishop Tan have low firepower and armor, making them easy to destroy.
| ||Bishop Red |
The model for Bishop Red was used by the terrorist group "Immenent Storm". Having the same machine gun that Tan model used, the Red model features a missile launcher in the torso. However, it still carries the same health armor and is quickly destroyed with moderate firepower.
| ||Bishop Grey |
Only appears in one mission as allies, the Grey model appeared as Chrome allies and are the toughest model than the other Bishops. It features the same capabilities as the Red model, it also feature pink machine gun fire than the blue machine gun that Tan model has. Its unknown how powerful the Grey models are as they never encounter in combat.
| ||Ogre |
Ogres are heavily armored, agile bipedal design to take on heavy jobs. They are equipped with a 84mm bazooka rifle and laser blade that jab into anything that comes near to it. The Ogres are somewhat treats to the AC, but not as dangerous like other few MTs.
| ||Chaos 0.8 |
The first model of the Chaos, Chaos 0.8 was developed by Chrome to out performance the Murakumo ACs. The model is armed with weapon arms on both arm possessing a pulse rifle that fires green burst. It also fires a chain gun but in order to use the chain gun is that the unit needs to kneel down to uses the chain gun.
- Type: Battle
- Codename: Harrier
| ||Chaos 0.9 |
The second model of the Chaos, Chaos 0.9 model is much taller than Chaos 0.8 from ranging roughly twice the size of an AC unit. The model has the exact weapons that the Chaos 0.8 model has, and when using the chain gun, it has to kneel. The difference of Chaos 0.8 is that the Chaos 0.9 features a missile launcher on the left shoulder and a large antenna on both shoulder. And the AI of the model has been improved, giving it the ability to commanding up to 10 Harrier units at once.
- Type: Battle
- Codename: Hunter
| ||I-C003-IN |
The I-C003-IN or "Big Whites" are special and extremely powerful MTs that can wipe down an inexperienced Raven quite easily.
| ||Devastotor |
The first Massive MT in the Armored Core series, the Devastator is a large bipedal MT that tall as at least five times the size of an normal AC. The original mode in Armored Core is equipped with two multi-missile launchers on each side of the head. And both arms is equipped with weapon arms, the right arm is armed with a large plasma rifle and left arm is equipped with an integrated grenade launcher.
| ||Leviathan |
The Leviathan is a powerful flying MT that was an ancient weapon found by Navis.
| ||MG-AOxx/131α |
The MG-AOxx/131α is large flying MT that was created by Mirage.