M6A3 Dark Bushnell
The M6 Bushnell is the predecessor to the modern M9 series of Arm Slaves. It was developed by the US in response to the Soviet's Savage. Predating palladium reactors, the M6 relies on a internal combustion engine, the significant acoustic signature of which, precludes use of the M6 in missions requiring stealth. The M6 also lacks the high efficiency armor and muscle packages used in the M9. Hence, it is bulkier and significantly less maneuverable. However, its simpler control functions requires less rigorous pilot training.
- M6A1: The first Arm Slave equipped with an Electronic Conceal System (ECS).
- M6A2: Primarily used by the United States Marine Corps. It is equipped with explosive reactive armor.
- M6A3 Dark Bushnell: Enhanced model for special operations, similar to the relationship between the MH-60 and UH-60.
- M6A2E2 Bushmaster