The Templar Hi-Spec is a highly-modified version of Templar configuration. A dedicated close-quarters-combat machine, the Hi-Spec is equipped only with blades.
About this creation
The design of the Hi-Spec results in a unit that is designed to maneuver and engage an enemy at ranges fewer than 1 kilometer.
An extra fuel tank provides the juice the Templar needs to make quick jumps into the air.
The knee-mounted Beam Crusher was included as a late addition during testing; after the test pilot used the Hi-Spec to knee-drop a practice drone, it was observed that the Hi-Spec's frame was durable enough to withstand vertical impact. The Crusher emitters were drafted in quickly to accommodate such improvisational use of the AF's anatomy.
A pair of anti-armor throwing knives were included as part of the Hi-Spec's armament. Once they make contact with an enemy target, they emit a heavy electrical charge in the interest of temporarily disabling or crippling the opponent.