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HL-98 Hercules 21

HL-98 Hercules 21 front

HL-98 Hercules 21 rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Muti-Purpose Labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Industries
Commencement of sales: February 1998
Height: 7.45 metres
Width: 5.12 metres
Standard weight: 7.89 tons
Full equipment weight: 8.22 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.9 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic, Aluminium
Minimum revolving radius: 5.5 metres
Appearances in anime:
Original OVA Series (aka Early Days) Opening Animation; Patlabor the movie; TV Series episode 46

Notes: Construction Labor who's biggest claim to fame in Patlabor is being destroyed by Noa's Ingram in three quick cuts during the opening animation of the Original OVA Series. It can also be used for underwater operations with the addition of optional air tanks. The reference book "Patlabor Perfect Manual vol. 2" does list completely different specifications and release date for this Labor, but all latter books list the above information.

 

KV-98 (KV-93) Pickle

KV-98 (KV-93) Pickle

Specifications:
Unit type: Construction Labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Commencement of sales: October 1993
Height: 10.56 metres
Width: 6.70 metres
Standard weight: 9.11 tons
Full equipment weight: 9.85 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 18.5 tons
Armour materials: Reinforced Steel
Optional equipment: Rocket Fired Grappling Arm x 5 (Wire Rope Length: 30 metres)
Appearances in anime:
Original OVA Series (aka Early Days) episode 1; TV Series episode 37

Notes: A very early commercial Labor designed for use in construction projects in mountainous regions. The first commercial Labor to use auto-balancers. This Labor is often referred to as "Pickle-kun" in most Patlabor reference books.

 

SOV-9800 Nautilus

SOV-9800 Nautilus front

SOV-9800 Nautilus rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Unmanned Underwater Exploratory Labor
Manufacturer: Buchiyama Heavy Industry
Commencement of sales: April 1998
Height: 1.96 (Legs Retracted) 3.30 metres (Legs Deployed)
Width: 2.45 metres
Standard weight: 0.65 tons
Full equipment weight: 0.85 tons
Armour materials: Reinforced Steel
Standard equipment: Manipulating Arms x 2
Appearances in anime:
Original OVA Series (aka Early Days) episode 3; Patlabor the movie

Notes: This unmanned underwater Labor is equipped a variety of sensors such as heat detectors, infrared light camera and magnetic sensors and is operated from a ship on the surface of the water via cables which supply it's power. It was used by Shige in the Original OVA episode "The 450 Million Year Old Trap".

 

Asuka-SSL96 Taisyo

Asuka-SSL96 Taisyo front

Asuka-SSL96 Taisyo rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Muti-Purpose Labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Commencement of sales: October 1996
Height: 5.62 metres
Width: 4.32 metres
Standard weight: 6.08 tons
Full equipment weight: 6.89 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 1.2 tons
Armour materials: Reinforced Steel
Minimum revolving radius: 5.2 metres
Appearances in anime:
Patlabor the movie; TV Series episodes 16, 19 and 22

Notes: Construction Labor used as a basis for the first Patrol Labor. According to reference books, this Labor had a number of problems during its release, mostly to do with the frequent repair of it's auto balancers.

 

HL-96 Tyrant 2000

HL-96 Tyrant 2000 front

HL-96 Tyrant 2000 rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Muti-Purpose Labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Industries
Commencement of sales: December 1995
Height: 8.02 metres
Width: 4.72 metres
Standard weight: 12.03 tons
Full equipment weight: 12.65 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.7 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Material (aluminium/steel)
Minimum revolving radius: 7.8 metres
Appearances in anime:
Patlabor the movie; TV Series episodes 1, 16, 17, 25, 32 and 43

Notes: A popular construction Labor which can be seen on most construction project sites. This Labor came with the option of a 2000cc diesel engine.

 

HL-97 Bulldog

HL-97 Bulldog front

HL-97 Bulldog rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Muti-Purpose Labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Industries
Commencement of sales: April 1997
Height: 6.21 metres
Width: 4.96 metres
Standard weight: 7.83 tons
Full equipment weight: 8.21 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.20 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic, Aluminium
Minimum revolving radius: 7.2 metres
Appearances in anime:
Patlabor the movie; TV Series episodes 4, 7, 24, 25 and 46; WXIII Patlabor the movie 3

Notes: Another common type of construction Labor. With optional equipment this Labor can be used for underwater work to a depth of 10 metres. The Labor was recalled six months after its release to repair a faulty cooling system used for its superconductor motor.

 

ASV-99 Boxer

ASV-99 Boxer front

ASV-99 Boxer rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Construction Labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Commencement of sales: March 1999
Height: 7.19 metres
Width: 4.12 metres
Standard weight: 8.25 tons
Full equipment weight: 9.0 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.1 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic, Aluminium
Minimum revolving radius: 5.0 metres
Appearances in anime:
Patlabor the movie; TV Series episodes 7, 9 and 19; New OVA Series episode 11; WXIII Patlabor the movie 3

Notes: Another common type of construction Labor. Developed using technology from the Advanced Vehicle Project, this Labor is designed specifically for construction work and has head mounted lights for night time work. Like a number of Labors, the Boxer can be fitted with optional equipment for shallow underwater work.

 

ML-98 Celkee-H10

ML-98 Celkee-H10 front

ML-98 Celkee-H10 rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Submersible Construction Labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Industries
Commencement of sales: April 1998
Height: 7.95 metres
Width: 4.12 metres
Standard weight: 9.56 tons
Full equipment weight: 10.11 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 1.0 ton
Armour materials: Titanium Alloy
Appearances in anime:
Patlabor the movie; TV Series episode 40

Notes: Undersea type construction Labor. This Labor is quite expensive due to it's titanium structure, but can go to a depth of 70 metres. It is mostly used for underwater welding and constriction. Used by local fisherman to operate the head of their fake Pleasaurus in the TV episode "Orders of the Coast Guard".

 

M135 Frogman

M135 Frogman front

M135 Frogman rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Submersible Construction Labor
Manufacturer: Hishikawajima Heavy Industries
Commencement of sales: October 1998
Height: 7.12 metres
Width: 4.29 metres
Standard weight: 13.56 tons
Full equipment weight: 14.32 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.0 tons
Armour materials: High Tension Steel
Appearances in anime:
Patlabor the movie; TV Series episode 15

Notes: Another undersea type construction Labor. Like a lot of undersea Labors, this one too is rather expensive. It can dive to a depth of 50 metres and due it's large oxygen tanks the operating time is much longer than most other Labors of it's type.

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