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AFL-98 Lhada

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General and Technical Data

Model number: AFL-98
Code name: Lhada
Unit type: military labor
Manufacturer: Yotsubishi Heavy Industries
Operator: UN (United Nations)
Rollout: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 25mm chain gun, mounted on main body

Technical and Historical Notes

The AFL-98 Lhada was a military labor produced by Yotsubishi Heavy Industries and utilized by the United Nations. Unlike most other labors, the Lhada had a tank body instead of a humanoid one, similar to the prototype HAL X-10. However, the Lhada’s six wheeled legs provided it with more maneuverability than the average tank. The Lhada was equipped with a sensor and camera pod that allowed the pilots to scan the area for hostiles. Its sole armament consisted of a 25mm chain gun mounted in its forward section. In 1999, a UN unit operating in Southeast Asia came under attack from enemy forces. After several AL-97B-var Hannibal units were destroyed by rocket-propelled grenades, Lhada pilot Yukihito Tsuge opened fire against orders in self-defense. However, his Lhada was damaged when it took fire from an enemy tank. Tsuge’s negative experience on the mission later became the basis of his forming the right-wing National Defense Family and the launching of a coup in Tokyo three years later.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Yukihito Tsuge
First appearance: Patlabor 2 the Movie
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi
Note: custom color lineart by Silent_Knight_Gundam

Lineart

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Patlabor 2 the Movie Info


Director:
Mamoru Oshii

Writer:
Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer(s):
Akemi Takada
Masami Yuki

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.07.1993

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