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Dalek Travel Machines - Mark 1 Travel Machine

In Use By

None directly – Heavily modified version used by Dalek Prime (Emperor Dalek) and Psyche Daleks (Generations 01 and 04) and Davros as his own Emperor casing (Generation 03). These are detailed in the Leadership Casings section.

Overview

Davros' first fully mobile design for a travel machine for the mutating Kaled race was not too dissimilar from the final version. Based around the technology, look and feel of the scientist's own life-support chair, the casing demands power from an external supply. The mutated creature was housed within the oversized "Head Dome", with all support functions, computer systems and power management being located in the lower "skirt" section of the casing.

Features

The Mark One Travel Machine Casing
The Mark One Travel Machine Casing

Fifty-two (52) Sensor globes fed data about the external environment to the Kaled mutation housed in the dome section of the travel machine. The casing featured two arm sockets that could be fitted with a number of different arm attachments, including various manipulation arms, computer interface ports, tools and weapon systems. These arms were operated remotely by controls within the habitation module in the dome.

The Mark One project drew power from external power supplies. The casing could be configured to draw power from a variety of sources, such as static-electricity through the base or collection of directed energy via a rear mounted collection disc. Seven Luminosity Dischargers were positioned around the head dome and a camera lens mounted on a stalk projecting from the dome acted as an "eye" allowing the encased mutant to see the world outside.

The casing's motive unit allowed for negotiation of smooth terrain only. The casing was designed primarily for use in a pre-established environment. Science Elite plans for the race’s survival included the foundation of a number of cities across Skaro's surface that the mutant race would inhabit. This idea was ultimately abandoned as the Kaled resources became stretched by the war against the Thals.

The Skirt section of the casing housed transformer units that converted incoming energy into a form usable throughout the complex systems. An advanced computer system acted as both a repository of information for the Kaled mutant and monitored the external and internal environment, adjusting life-support functions to keep the mutant operating at optimal efficiency. In the mid section, behind the banding that enclosed the "arm" attachments, a highly efficient recycling plant extracted fouled fluid from the life-support dome, purified it and added the nutrients required by the occupant. An effluent discharge chute enabled unusable fluid to be drained out of the casing. New fluid, processed from foodstuffs grown in interior gardens within the cities would have been taken in through a manipulator arm which was essentially a suction pipe. The nutrient fluid then flowed through relief valves and up into the drip-fed nutrient container that fed the mutant itself.

Source

Conjecture based upon the description of the Dalek Prime Casing (War of the Daleks), the Emperor Dalek's Casing (Dalek Chronicles, Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer, Emperor of the Daleks), Davros' Emperor casing (Remembrance of the Daleks) and Psyche Dalek casing (Emperor of the Daleks).

Psyche Dalek
Psyche Dalek
Dalek Prime
Dalek Prime
Emperor Davros
Emperor Davros
Psyche Dalek
Psyche Dalek