Apricot FTs / FT Mk II

Panther Motherboard
Scorpion Motherboard
Motherboard Revision Summary
Parts List
Parts Identification

TP - Add-on Installation Guide

Disk Drives
Ethernet Options
Additional Options
Rear Panel
Product Code Prefix
Front Panel Firmware
   ROM Images

Information sourced from Mitsubishi Electric's Insight CD pages.


Also referred to as FT Mk II, this product looks the same as the VX FT externally but used a version of the Scorpion motherboard. Later versions used the Panther motherboard with interchangeable processor modules.

Bus Architecture MCA
Processor Intel 80486SX-25
Intel 80486DX2-50
Intel 80486DX-33
Intel 80486DX2-66
Video EVGA On-board
Memory 1 MB to 16 MB on-board
Floppy Disk Drive 3.5" and/or 5.25"
Hard Disk Drive up to 5x 5.25" full height (SCSI)
Networking via expansion card
Security On-board
Expansion Options 4x 16-bit & 4x 32-bit (Scorpion)
8x 32-bit slots (Panther)

Disk Drives

MB Make Model Type Part Number
50 Quantum LPS52S SCSI TE48232
100 Quantum LPS105S SCSI TE48233
200 Maxtor LXT-213SY SCSI TE48234
380 IBM 0661 SCSI TE48235
510 Maxtor LXT-535SY SCSI TE48236
1,200 Maxtor MXT-1240S SCSI TE50199
150 Archive Viper 150 SCSI TE48229
525 Archive Viper 525 SCSI TE49467
1.3GB Archive Python SCSI TE49468
2 MB Sony MP-F17W-0B 3.5"

Ethernet Options

3Com 32 bit bus master Ethernet card, thin/thick wire (3C527B) XB50379
3Com 16 bit Ethernet card, thin/thick wire (3C523B) XB48125
3Com 16 bit Ethernet card, UTP/thick wire (3C523B-TP) XB48127
IBM Token Ring 4/16Mb/s LAN card (25F9528) XB49546

Additional Options

Apricot LOC Technology

Rear Panel

Product Code Prefix

TN VX FT & FTs 486-25 (Scorpion)
TD FTs 486 Dual Proc. (Scorpion + Voyager)
TO FTs 486DX2-50 (Scorpion with P24)
TP FTs 486 (Panther Rev F)
TS FTs System Specials

Front Panel Firmware

Firmware stored in EPROM (1x 32 KB).

ROM Images

FP10009.zip - Front Panel Firmware For FT/s Version 1.00.09 (1x BIN, zipped)

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