As battles moved from the fields of old to a more urban setting it became apparent, as infantry casualties rocketed upward, that tanks and other heavy weapon platforms where ill equipped to deal with these situations. Enter the M-tank.
In the year N.C.E 1567 a small technologies firm produced the first prototype M-tank as a replacement for the tank as we know it. Sporting variable weapon configurations as well as comparable or better armament than all of the weapon platforms in use at the time the M-tank was without pier. Not only in arms but in mobility. Using a tandem mobility system the M-tank is equipped for tracked movement and as such can go anywhere a normal tank can, however in addition to the tracks the M-tank is equipped for bipedal movement enabling it to walk over obstacles that would stop other weapon platforms. In addition master-slave systems enable an unprecedented level of environmental manipulation.
With modifications to the original design and after rigorous testing the M-tank became a military staple.