Bodies, Generations, years.
Taken from intimidatorowners.com/PBNation. Written by Andimi86.
The original intimidator was released between 2000-2001. These were based off of the Bob Long Millennium body (similar to a spyder) and were some of the first true low pressure markers. Gen 1 markers came with Select Fire boards, and were also some of the first markers to support anti-chop eyes. They can be identified by the decoration block in the back, dual LPR housing (which includes and HPR and LPR), and characteristic frame. They were not sold with an in-line regulator. All of the Gen 1 Rippers are very limited and still remain very desirable.
One version of the Prototype Ripper had the same milling as the Ripper 1 with additional milling under the barrel tube and a small dot behind the feedneck
Prototype Ripper (XKE's marker shown with upgrades. The originals came with the same parts as the other rippers)
The other Prototype Ripper had the milling under the barrel tube and more subtle milling the lower tube.
In 2002 the intimidator line experianced it's first overhaul. The dual LPR block was replaced with a smaller single LPR block, and the frame was replaced with a clamshell design (except for the GZ which has a .45 frame). The body was lengthened to eliminate the decoration block, and a torpedo regulator was included stock. Later these came with WAS Boards (and later still Frenzy Boards) and clamping feed necks. With the addition of the WAS board this line became incredibly popular and dominated the tournament scene.
Ground Zero (GZ)
The prototype Ironmen only had 4 windows in the lower tube. (See post #61 for details)
The Nor*Cal Intimidator uses an Ironmen body with custom badges.
ECX The origginal 7 ECX bodies were Dust Blue and used by the ECX Team.
Prototype Lasoya (dcbiii's marker)
When Bob got the Prototypes back from the Machinist he asked the owners to grind the edges down because they were razor sharp.
Species Although the Species is a generation 2 Body it was made in 2004. It was the last generation 2 produced and it didn't have a slot milled for the bolt, instead it had a pin that ran flush with the bolt and it would be removed with the back cap.
Z The Z was basically a GZ Timmy without the .45 Frame
Flame The were only 2 Flames made and only 2 are still useable.
Altough not made during a specific time frame these guns include parts from more then one generation and fit best in their own category. They all come with a Generation 2 body and Generation 3 frame and internals.
The Empire Intimidator includes several unique parts. Changes included redesigned trigger frame that is only found on the Empire and Dragon 2.5, an all delrin Empire poppet that fits a Gen 2 ramsleeve, and a larger front block that fits bodies that aren't tapped for Gen 3 front blocks.
The Dragon 2.5 is an update of the popular Gen 2 Dragon. It includes an Empire frame (or in some cases a 2k5 frame) with updated electroncis, and Gen 3 front block, and Gen 3 internals (?).
The 2k5 incorporates a Gen 2 body, front block, and internals with an updated frame and electronics.
Gen 3 Intimidators, a refinment of the Empire, were released in late 2003. The have a shorter body and bolt, redesigned trigger frame with an LCD screen in the grip area, smaller eye covers, delrin poppet, new ram sleeve and smaller LPR. The bumper was removed from the ram and placed on they ram cap instead. They also came with Frenzy boards, a new wiring harness, and faster Humphrey's solenoid.
Same body as an Alias with some stock upgrades and custom anodizing.
Atomix (A Bomb)
The Ripper 1.25 is often mislabled as the Ripper 1.5.
Hellwood The Hellwood Timmy was made from the unmilled Naught Dogs bodies then they were ano'd Purple to black fade. There are only 17 (?) out there.
Miami Rage D2 team Alias
This is the most recent incarnation of the Intimidator. The largest changes are a smaller body, shorter bolt, new trigger frame, and new internals that feature a pressure balanced poppet. This allows the marker to use a much lower LPR pressure which helps reduce kick.
The fifth generation intimidator is probably the biggest change to the line since Generation 2. The clamshell from has been replaced by a frame similar to those found on the Marq. The front block has been eliminated and instead the LPR screws directly into the body and the vertical ASA has been incorperated into the frame. The balanced poppet has been changed back to a standard poppet, and the ram cap has be redesigned. Also, macroline and a bottomline ASA are now included stock.
Protege (bcoffron's marker)
Vice (pballkm21's marker)
Edited by Tucan9999, 20 August 2009 - 10:51 PM.