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Prototype and Miscellaneous Labors

Midi

Midi front

Midi rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Luxury Commercial Private Use Labor
Manufacturer: Plevidenza
Height: 3.20 (Legs Retracted) 5.0 metres (Legs Deployed)
Width: 2.9 metres
Standard weight: 2.9 tons
Full equipment weight: 3.4 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 0.7 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.9 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic
Minimum revolving radius: 4.6 metres
Appearances in anime:
TV Series episode 8

Notes: Another luxury Labor. This one is aimed more at rich young females who want to own a Labor. Like the Ganbolgini, it's doubtful that this Labor would actually be able to do any industrial work, except maybe some very, very light lifting. The Labor can drive like a car on four wheels or stand on two legs and walk. This Labor is only seen in the episode "A Green Phantom".

 

Type-RE13EX Phantom

Type-RE13EX Phantom front

Type-RE13EX Phantom rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Experimental Labor
Manufacturer: Schaft Enterprises Japan
Height: 8.6 metres
Width: 4.7 metres
Standard weight: 9.5 tons
Full equipment weight: 9.85 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.0 tons
Armour materials: Carbon Fibre Reinforced Material
Optional equipment: Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) Jamming Pod, Laser Cannon
Minimum revolving radius: 6.2 metres
Appearances in anime:
TV Series episodes 10, 11, 20 and 21

Notes: An experimental Labor created by Schaft to gather battle data under a project headed by Kurosaki. The Labor takes on the SV2 and the military on two separate occasions. Though it's not not explicitly stated in the anime, the Phantom is most likely unmanned. The Phantom is probably the only Labor in Patlabor to use laser weapons.

 

Labor X

Labor X front

Labor X rear

Specifications:
Unit type: Customised Anti-Captain Gotoh Labor
Manufacturer: Sobue Motors
Commencement of sales: December 1997
Height: 7.86 metres
Width: 4.51 metres
Standard weight: 5.37 tons
Full equipment weight: 5.42 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 1.2 tons
Armour materials: Reinforced Steel, Fibre Reinforced Material
Minimum revolving radius: 5.3 metres
Appearances in anime:
TV Series episode 17

Notes: A rather useless homemade Labor created by one of Gotoh's enemies to destroy him. One wonders if any of the specs listed here are actually true, as it doesn't do a whole lot except fall apart in the anime. This Labor appears in the TV episode "Captain Gotoh is the Target".

 

Type-J9 Griffin

Type-J9 Griffin (Flight Type) front

Type-J9 Griffin (Flight Type) side view

Flight Type

 

Type-J9 Griffin (Aqua Type) front torso

Type-J9 Griffin (Aqua Type) rear torso

Aqua Type

Specifications:
Unit type: Experimental Labor
Manufacturer: Schaft Enterprises Japan
Height: 8.55 metres
Width: 4.6 metres
Standard weight: 7.15 tons
Full equipment weight: 7.6 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.5 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Material, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Material
Optional equipment: Turbo Jet Engine, Wing System, Aqua Unit
Minimum revolving radius: 4.3 metres
Appearances in anime:
TV Series episodes 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35; New OVA Series episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4

Notes: A black Labor that first appears in the TV series. The Griffin is an experimental Labor designed by Schaft to develop Labor components for military and civilian applications. The Griffin project is headed up by Utsumi and the Phantom's Kurosaki is second in command. The Labor is seen in two different types in the anime, a flight version in the TV series, which as it sounds is equipped with jets and wings to make the Griffin fly, and an Aqua unit as seen in the New OVA Series, which can make the Griffin into a submersible Labor. The Griffin is piloted by a young Indian boy named Bud Renard Harchand.

Although most Japanese reference books romanise the name of the Labor as "Griffon", the actual name of the Labor should be "Griffin". The Griffin Labor is often referred to as a creature with a eagle's head and wings and a lion's body (also specifically mentioned in the reference book "Labor Graphix"), which in mythology is a "Griffin" or the less commonly spelt "Gryphon". A "Griffon" is a breed of dog. The head and wings of the Griffin Labor do indeed resemble the mythological creature, not a dog.

 

AVS-98 Economy

AVS-98 Economy front

AVS-98 Economy rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Prototype Police Labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Height: 8.02 metres
Width: 4.37 metres
Standard weight: 5.89 tons
Full equipment weight: 6.12 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.45 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Material
Minimum revolving radius: 4.0 metres
Appearances in anime:
TV Series episode 31

Notes: A prototype of Shinohara's budget version of AV-98 Ingram. Intended as a cheap replacement of the AV-98 and other Police Labors currently in service, it's fight with Griffin and subsequent defeat in the TV episode "Tragedy in the Rain", designated it to the scrap heap.

 

AVS-98 Mark II

AVS-98 Mark II front

AVS-98 Mark II rear

Specifications:
Unit type:
Prototype Police Labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Height: 8.02 metres
Width: 4.37 metres
Standard weight: 5.89 tons
Full equipment weight: 6.12 tons
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.45 tons
Armour materials: Fibre Reinforced Plastic, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Material
Minimum revolving radius: 4.0 metres
Appearances in anime:
TV Series episodes 39 and 47

Notes: Shinohara's upgrade of the original AVS-98 Economy Labor. Although it does seem to have the same specs as its predecessor, it was a much improved model. But again plans for the Labor to be mass produced and put into service with Police Units was shelved.

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