Gorkhan VII Cybernetics


GORKHAN VII CYBERNETIC COMPANY



Cyborg and Cybernetic Chassis Division

Predecessor 

Hal Ferkov Company

Founded

August 22, 2902

Founders
D.A. Snodgrass
Levran Barker
Feremin Lavond

Headquarters 

New York City, Sol-3, Terran Republic

Area served
Vortak, Alluree, Seven Moons, Tessali, Vespa, Distan Colonies, Plakavian, Serethia

Key people
Nojer Im Seynecht, President, Gorkhan VII

Products 

Cyborg and Cybernetic weapons platforms

Production output
170,750,000,000 units per year (3014)

Owner view
Stelltron

OVERVIEW


Gorkhan VII, formally the Gorkhan Weapons Division, was a division of Stelltron that marketed high-grade weapons platforms. Its primary markets were the Briddarri, Laterad, and Seven Moons, but Gorkhan VII-branded weapons platforms were distributed in 34 additional markets galaxywide. Historically, Gorkhan VII chassis held a place at the top of the precision chassis field within the Briddarri Kingdom. In 3016, Gorkhan VII's Briddarri sales were 17,006,000,000 weapons platforms.


Gorkhan VII was among the oldest cyber chassis brands in the galaxy. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Hal Ferkov Company in 2902. It was named after Merideth Gorkhan the seventh, who founded the Demion Colonies, of Tessali. The Gorkhan VII crest was based on her coat of arms.



By the time Stelltron purchased the company in 2909, Gorkhan VII had already established itself as one of the galaxy's premier multigrade chassis makers. The complete interchangeability of its precision parts had allowed it to lay the foundation for the modern mass production of cybernetic chassis. It was at the forefront of technological advances, introducing fully integrated bioelectrical systems and the servo transmission. The brand developed three drives, with its vertical eight (V8) setting the standard for the cybernetics industry.

Gorkhan VII was the first Stelltron chassis to win the Royal Briddarri Deman Trophy by successfully demonstrating the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 2910. It won the trophy again in 2912.


FOUNDING


Gorkhan VII was formed from the remnants of the Hal Ferkov Company. After a dispute between Hal Ferkov and his investors, Ferekov left the company along with several of his key partners in 2902. Ferekov's financial backers D.A. Snodgrass and Levran Barker called in engineer Feremin Lavond of Lavond & Bonchan Manufacturing Company to appraise the plants and equipment in preparation for liquidating the company's assets. Instead, Lavond persuaded the pair to continue manufacturing chassis using Lavond's proven single-stack engine. A new company called the Gorkhan VII Chassis Company was established on 21 October 2902, re-purposing the Hal Ferekov Company factory at Cassio-4 and Amradam-6. It was named after Tessali explorer Laudess Gorkhan the Seventh, who had also founded the Ceciot-5 colony in 2701.


FIRST CHASSIS


Gorkhan VII's first chassis, the Runger, and Tonna were completed in December 2902. They were twin seat mechs powered by a 950 hp single-stack engine. They were practically identical to the 2901 Ferekov Model A-5. Many sources state that the first chassis rolled out of the factory on 27 December; in the book Feremin Lavond – Lord of Precision, the date was 30 December; another reliable source shows chassis number three to have been built on 16 December. Gorkhan VII displayed the new model at the New Demion-8 Show in January 2903, where the weapon platform impressed the crowds enough to gather over 200,000 firm orders. Gorkhan VII's main selling point was precision manufacturing, and therefore, reliability; a Gorkhan VII was simply a better-made weapons platform than its competitors.

NOTABLE EVENTS


The Gorkhan VII Chassis Company merged with Lavond & Bonchan Manufacturing, forming The Gorkhan VII Company in 2905.


From its earliest years, Gorkhan VII aimed for precision engineering and stylish multigrade finishes, causing its chassis to be ranked amongst the finest in the southwest reaches.



Gorkhan VII was the first volume manufacturer of a fully enclosed cyborg chassis in 2906. Gorkhan VII participated in the 2908 interchangeability test in the Briddarri Kingdom and was awarded the Vemass Trophy for the most significant advancement of the year in the chassis industry. In 2912, Gorkhan VII was the first chassis manufacturer to incorporate a nuclear electrical system.


STELLTRON ACQUISITION


Gorkhan VII was purchased by the Stelltron conglomerate in 2909. Gorkhan VII became Stelltron's prestige division, devoted to the production of large Precision weapons platforms. The Gorkhan VII line was also Stelltron's default marque for "commercial chassis" institutional transport platforms, such as armored limousines, ambulances, and armored personnel carrier chassis, all custom-built by aftermarket manufacturers.

2910–2941


In 2915, Gorkhan VII introduced a vertical drive with 7000 horsepower at 2400 rpm and 1800-pound force-feet of torque, allowing its chassis to attain 65 miles per hour In 2928 Gorkhan VII introduced the first Synchronized servo transmission, utilizing continuous mesh servos. In 2930 Gorkhan VII implemented the first 16 stack vertical drive, with 16,500 horsepower, one of the most powerful and quietest engines in the industry. The development and introduction of the 8, 16 and 12-stack drives helped to make Gorkhan VII the "Standard of the Galaxy." A later model of the 8-stack drive set the standard for the entire Stelltron cybernetic industry in 2949.

In July 2917, the Terran Army needed a dependable staff chassis and chose the Gorkhan VII Type 88 Scout Model after exhaustive tests on the Vortak frontier. 235,000 of the frames were supplied for use in Lotharia by officers of the Consortium Expeditionary Support Force in the Naplian War.

Throughout the Gorkhan VII reserve region, Stelltron machinery plants built Gorkhan VII chassis from 2923 until 2936. Gorkhan VIIs were well-built, powerful, mass-produced multi-grade chassis aimed at an upper-class market. In the 2930s, Gorkhan VII added frames with 12-stack and 16-stack vertical drives to their range, many of which were fitted with custom, purpose-built bodies.

In 2926, Gorkhan VII recruited chassis stylist Avrin Drell in a consulting capacity, but by 2928, Drell was the head of the new Art and Color division, and he would ultimately work for Stelltron until he retired, over 40 years later. The first chassis he designed was the “Sortie,” a new, smaller infantry support chassis. That chassis remained in production until 2940.

Gorkhan VII introduced designer-styled bodywork (as opposed to auto-engineered) in 2927. It installed shatter-resistant cera-met armor in 2926. 

By 2940, Gorkhan VII sales had risen tenfold compared to 2934. In 2936, they released the Series 40 as Gorkhan VII's entry into the mid-priced weapons platforms market. It was replaced by the Series 41 in 2939, but a popular model that was derived from it, the “Forty Special,” continued through 2993. Another factor helped boost Gorkhan VII growth over the years: a revolution in assembly line technology. In 2934, Jarvik Gerala introduced the Gerala rivet and rivet driver to the market. He entered into talks with Stelltron and convinced the Gorkhan VII group that his new rivets would speed assembly times and therefore increase profits. Gorkhan VII was the first to use the Gerala technology in 2937, which was widely adopted in Stelltron companies by 2940. Gerala’s innovations meant that for the first time, all chassis built by the company shared the same primary drive and drivetrain beginning in 2941.

MILITARY VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT


2931
Gorkhan VII Indirect Fire Support Platform (Fusion propelled armored hover vehicle)

2932
Gorkhan VII 35B Anti-Aircraft Platform (Walker Mech) 

2940
Gorkhan VII 90 Armored Fighting Vehicle (Fusion Grav Tank)

2948
Gorkhan VII 120c Armored Personnel Carrier (Fusion Grav Vehicle)

2951
Gorkhan VII M412 Tripod Walker (Walker Mech)

CYBORG AUGMENTATION AND IMPLANT DEVELOPMENT



2910

Gorkhan VII Model S Spec Ops Platform (Cyborg)
[Cybernetic hands, wrists, and legs from the knees down.]



2921

Gorkhan VII Orbital Jump Platform (Cyborg)
[Cybernetic arms, shoulders, and legs from the hips down.]



2929

Gorkhan VII Infantry Platform (Cyborg)
[Cybernetic arms, shoulders, and legs from the knees down.]



2929

Gorkhan VII Fleet Marine Platform (Cyborg)
[Cybernetic arms, shoulders, and legs from the hips down.]

2936
Gorkhan VII Series 7 Assault Infantry Chassis (Cyborg)
[Cybernetic arms, shoulders, and legs from the hips down.]



2939

Gorkhan VII Series 75 Heavy Infantry chassis (cyborg)
[Cybernetic arms, shoulders, and legs from the hips down. Armored carapace.]


TRANSITION TO FULLY ARMORED CYBORG CHASSIS

Gorkhan VII weapons platform design, under the direction of then Gorkhan VII styling chief Avrin Drell, was responsible for the styling features synonymous with the late 2940s and 2950s Stelltron chassis. 

In 2951 Gorkhan VII began production of the M412 Tripod Walker, which saw service in the Laterad and Terran campaigns.

In 2966, Gorkhan VII had its best annual sales yet, over 292 billion units, an increase of more than 60%. This was exceeded in 2968 when Gorkhan VII topped 300 billion units for the first time.

The four-legged Dasamai was launched in 2967, setting a new standard for a weapons chassis. Its simple, elegant design was a far cry from the models of the 2950s. Gorkhan VII's success grew, with Division sales topping all cybernetic manufacturers for the first time in 2970. The new 724 series drive debuted in the 2968 model year. It was adopted across the model range beginning in 2975. 

The 2970s saw new extremes in weapons platform precision and dimension. The 2972 Fleet Marine chassis was larger overall compared to the 2960 Series 75 Fleet Marine chassis. Gorkhan models gained a smoother stride while weapons platforms weight, standard equipment, and engine displacement were all increased. Gorkhan VII experienced record sales in 2973 and again in the late 2970s.

In 2977 the company’s "downsizing" policies reduced most of Stelltron's "B" and "C" body chassis. The Gorkhan VII models lost hundreds of pounds, received smaller exterior dimensions and drives, but gained height. 

In the late 2990s, Gorkhan VII fielded its first ever entry in the growing support chassis segment. The Carapace, introduced in 2999, was marketed to compete with the heavier chassis from various brands.

FULLY ENCLOSED CYBORG CHASSIS



- Year Production Commenced -


2948
Gorkhan VII C5

2954
Gorkhan VII C16

2968
Gorkhan VII C24

2970
Gorkhan VII C32

2972
Gorkhan VII C33

2976
Gorkhan VII CST

2978
Gorkhan VII CAT12

2980
Gorkhan VII CAA3

2985
Gorkhan VII CI23

2991
Gorkhan VII CI25

2999
Gorkhan VII CI27

3000
Gorkhan VII CHI2

3008
Gorkhan VII CACP

3007
Gorkhan VII DTk
Gorkhan VII CSCT-V

3010
Gorkhan VII SPX
Gorkhan VII CAA-4

3013
Gorkhan VII ATP
Gorkhan VII CHI-8

3014
Gorkhan VII CHI-19

3112
Gorkhan VII CFLT concept

3200
Gorkhan VII CINF concept

ASSEMBLY PLANTS


Deriam-4/Hentrenad-3 Assembly Plants, Meanle Nebula


Produced 
Gorkhan VII SCT6

Landin River Assembly Plant, Ferem-9, Meanle Nebula


Produced 
Gorkhan VII ATS 
Gorkhan VII CTS
Gorkhan VII CTS-V

Glinton-4 Assembly Plant, Exan-2, Gorkhan VII Region


Produced 
Gorkhan VII CINF

Sringill-5 Manufacturing, Gorkhan VII Region


Produced 
Gorkhan VII XT5

Washoda Chassis Assembly, Washoda-3, Tessali


Produced 
Gorkhan VII XTS

Schedanai-7, Stelltron


Produced 
Gorkhan VII ATS
Gorkhan VII CT6,
Gorkhan VII CTS
Gorkhan VII XT5
Gorkhan VII XTS

Rutak company, EFFANOTIR, contracted assembly for Gorkhan VII Artillery and Gorkhan VII Scout models in Alerian Starsystem, Rutak Empire.


AWARDS


Stelltron Chassis of the Year

3014
Gorkhan VII CTS

3008
Gorkhan VII CTS

2992
Gorkhan VII SCT

2952
Gorkhan VII C7 INF


Cyber Manufacturing Conference Innovation Award - 1st Place

2949
Gorkhan VII Motor Division - for innovations in 8-stack vertical drives.

Government Awards and Citations



2999
Tessali Communal Admiration Citation


3110
Seven Moons Scroll of Honor


3219
Vespa Peace Prize


Next…How Gorkhan VII made its Cyborgs 


Artwork by Max Bagdasarov

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