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AL-97 Atlas
(OVA version)

 

al-97

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: AL-97
Code name: Atlas
Unit type: military labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: Japan Self-Defense Forces
Rollout: January 1997 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 9.40 meters; overall width 6.35 meters
Weight: standard 3.60 metric tons; full 8.27 metric tons
Armor materials: high tension steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.25 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 4.35 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 20mm Gatling gun, mounted on back over right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Although labors are most commonly used for construction projects, labor manufacturers also develop labors for military use. One such unit is the AL-97 Atlas, which is used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The hulking Atlas is armed with a 20mm Gatling gun that was originally developed for use by NATO gunships. A stolen Atlas unit figures into a coup d'état by JSDF officer Kai Kiyoteru, a former acquaintance of Tokyo labor police Capt. Kiichi Goto.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Police Patlabor (OVA series)
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

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