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AVS-98 Economy

 

avs-98

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: AVS-98
Code name: Economy
Unit type: prototype law enforcement patrol labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.02 meters; overall width 4.37 meters
Weight: standard 5.89 metric tons; full 6.12 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic; carbon fiber reinforced material
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.45 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 4.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 37mm revolver cannon, loads 6 rounds, stored on right leg, hand-carried in use; anti-labor stun stick, stored in shield mounted on left forearm, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 90mm riot cannon

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As its name indicates, the AVS-98 Economy is an attempt by Shinohara Heavy Industries to create a cheaper mass production model of the AV-98 Ingram law enforcement labor. Shinohara's goal is to create a standardized unit that can be cheaply offered for use by many police departments across the world. The basic design of the Economy resembles the Ingram upon which it's based, but its performance has been scaled back in some respects. Shinohara debuts the Economy during the 1999 Tokyo International Labor Show with plans for mass production afterward. However, the Economy receives an unplanned field test when Schaft's experimental Type J-9 Griffon attacks the labor show. The advanced Griffon is powerful enough to hold back even the Ingram, and the Economy performs poorly by comparison. Due to this poor showing, Shinohara's engineers go back to the drawing board to iron out the Economy's deficiencies, which are corrected with the upgraded AVS-98 Economy Type Mk. II.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Asuma Shinohara
Appearances:
Mobile Police Patlabor (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

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