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AL-97 Atlas

AL-97 Atlas front

AL-97 Atlas rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Military Labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Commencement of sales: January 1997
Height: 9.40 metres
Width: 6.35 metres
Standard weight: 3.60 tons
Full equipment weight: 8.27 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.25 tons
Armour materials: High Tension Steel
Minimum revolving radius: 4.35 metres
Fixed armaments: 20mm Gatling gun, mounted on back
Optional hand armaments: None
Appearances in anime:
Original OVA Series (aka Early Days) episodes 5 and 6

Notes: The first military Labor seen in Patlabor, specifically in episode 5 of the Original OVA Series (aka Early Days). It seems to be on the earliest, if not the first, developed military Labors. It is used by the Japanese Self Defence Force. The 20mm Gatling gun the Labor uses was originally developed for NATO gunships.

 

Type 7B/2B Brocken

Type7B/2B Brocken front

Type7B/2B Brocken rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Counter-terrorist Commando Military Labor
Manufacturer: Schaft Enterprises Europe (SEE)
Commencement of sales: February 1998
Height: 8.68 metres
Width: 4.69 metres
Standard weight: 8.23 tons
Full equipment weight: 8.92 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.00 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic, Composite Materials
Standard equipment: None
Optional equipment: Smoke Discharger x 6, 40mm Rapid Firing Machine Gun x 1, Extra Body Armour
Minimum revolving radius: 6.20 metres
Appearances in anime:
Original OVA Series (aka Early Days) episode 7; TV Series episodes 10, 11 and 13

Notes: A military Labor originally designed for the West German military. The SV2 clash with Labor infrequently, mostly due to Schaft's experimentation with test Labors and their desire to compile data by battling with the SV2.

 

Type 5Q/2C Grau Bear

Type 5Q/2C Grau Bear front

Type 5Q/2C Grau Bear rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Military Type Labor
Manufacturer: Schaft Enterprises Europe (SEE)
Commencement of sales: October 1997
Height: 7.10 metres
Width: 4.35 metres
Standard weight: 6.99 tons
Full equipment weight: 7.25 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.10 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic
Standard equipment: None
Optional equipment: Various
Minimum revolving radius: 5.00 metres
Appearances in anime:
Original OVA Series (aka Early Days) episode 7; TV Series episode 18 and 22

Notes: Another military Labor developed by Schaft. Like the Brocken, the SV2 deals with this Labor the most when Schaft's experiential test Labors are lurking about.

 

ARL-99B Helldiver

ARL-99B Helldiver front

ARL-99B Helldiver rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Airborne Operations Military Labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries, Hachioji Factory
Commencement of sales: October 1999
Height: 7.95 metres
Width: 4.55 metres
Standard weight: 5.75 tons
Full equipment weight: 6.81 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.10 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Material (Aluminium Steel)
Standard equipment: 40mm Rapid Firing Machine Gun x 1, Combat Knife
Optional equipment: Parachute Sack x 1, Smoke Discharger x 8, TOW Anti-Tank Missile Launcher x 1
Minimum revolving radius: 3.90 metres
Appearances in anime:
Patlabor the movie; TV Series episodes 10, 11, 20, 21 and 45

Notes: Devised as a Labor version of a paratrooper, this Labor is a much more slimmed down and manoeuvrable Labor than the AL-97 Atlas. We first see theis Labor in the first movie, battling the HAL X-10. Captain Fuwa pilots one of these Labors.

 

XR-99 Doshka

XR-99 Doshka front

XR-99 Doshka rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Soviet Military Labor
Commencement of sales: May 1999
Height: 7.50 metres
Width: 4.80 metres
Standard weight: 14.26 tons
Full equipment weight: 17.00 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 27.60 tons
Standard equipment: 40mm Rapid Firing Machine Gun x 1, Automatic Loading 76mm Main Cannon x 1
Optional equipment: Surface to Air Missile Launcher
Minimum revolving radius: 4.11 metres

Appearances in anime:
TV Series episode 9

Notes: Odd looking Russian Military Labor seen in the TV episode "Red Labor Landing".

 

AL-97B Samson

AL-97B Samson front

AL-97B Samson rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Military Labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Commencement of sales: June 1997
Height: 9.10 metres
Width: 5.60 metres
Standard weight: 7.63 tons
Full equipment weight: 8.31 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.00 tons
Armor materials: High Tension Steel
Standard equipment: Smoke Discharger, Infrared Search Light x 1, Mk.22 20mm Mini-Gun x 1
Optional equipment: 90mm Cannon x 1, Multiple Missile Launcher x 1

Appearances in anime:
TV Series episodes 20 and 21

Notes: This Labor is a refinement of the AL-97 Atlas and is only seen in the latter Phantom Labor episodes.

 

Type 6Q/2C Chimaera

Type 6Q/2C Chimaera front

Type 6Q/2C Chimaera rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Multi Purpose Labor
Manufacturer: Schaft Enterprises Europe (SEE)
Height: 7.00 metres
Width: 4.25 metres
Standard weight: 6.90 tons
Full equipment weight: 7.30 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.30 tons
Armour materials: High Tension Steel
Standard equipment: 40mm Machine Gun x 1
Optional equipment: Various
Minimum revolving radius: 4.95 metres

Appearances in anime:
TV Series episodes 20 and 21

Notes: Another military type Labor developed by Schaft. Seen the TV episodes "Dark Troubles Rising" and "The Phantom Returns".

 

Type M-5 Abraham

Type M-5 Abraham front

Type M-5 Abraham rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Military Labor
Manufacturer: Schaft Enterprises USA
Commencement of sales: September 1998
Height: 8.30 metres
Width: 4.85 metres
Standard weight: 7.20 tons
Full equipment weight: 7.60 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.00 tons
Armour materials: Carbon Reinforced Material with Composite Armour
Standard equipment: 90mm Cannon x 1, Smoke Discharger, 20mm Machine Gun x 1
Minimum revolving radius: 5.50 metres

Appearances in anime:
TV Series episodes 32, 33 and 34

Notes: Yet another military type Labor from Schaft, this time from their US division. In the TV series, the Labor is used by Three-S, Schaft Security Systems, who are ordered to go after Bud, Utsumi and the Griffin Labor.

 

AL-97B Hannibal

AL-97B Hannibal front

AL-97B Hannibal rear
Specifications:
Unit type: Military Labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Equipment: Optional Infrared Searchlight
Armament: 20mm Machine Gun x 1, Rocket Launcher x 1

Appearances in anime: Patlabor 2 the movie

Notes: This Labor seems to be a further development of the AL-97B Samson. It is used by both the Japanese Self Defence Force and the United Nations in "Patlabor 2 the movie".

 

Type 98 RADHA Multiple Combat Command Labor

Type 98 Radar Multiple Combat Command Labor

Specifications:
Unit type: Military Labor
Armament: 25mm
Machine Gun
Appearances in anime: Patlabor 2 the movie

Notes: Not a great deal of information is available for this Labor. I'm not even sure I've got the name right. It appears in the opening scenes of "Patlabor 2 the movie" and is piloted by Yukihito Tsuge. It may be the final version of the experimental HAL X-10.

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