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SOV-9800 Nautilas

 

sov-9800

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: SOV-9800 Nautilas
Code name: Nautilas
Unit type: unmanned submersible labor
Manufacturer: Buchiyama Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: April 1998 AD
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: overall height 1.96 meters (legs retracted); overall height 3.30 meters (legs deployed); overall length 2.45 meters
Weight: standard 0.65 metric tons; full 0.85 metric tons
Armor materials: reinforced steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: N/A
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x manipulator arm
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The SOV-9800 Nautilas is a remote control underwater operations labor produced by Buchiyama Heavy Industries. The Nautilas is remotely controlled from its mothership, and cameras mounted on its body transmit video back to the pilot's control console. When a mysterious sea monster begins stalking Tokyo Bay, the police department uses a Nautilas to search underwater. The Nautilas is remotely controlled by Special Vehicles Section 2 mechanic Shigeo "Shige" Shiba, but it's destroyed after discovering the sea monster.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Shigeo "Shige" Shiba (remote control)
Appearances:
Mobile Police Patlabor (OVA series); Patlabor the Movie
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

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