AL-97B-var Hannibal

General and Technical Data

Model number: AL-97B
Code name: Hannibal
Unit type: mass production military labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator(s): Japan Self-Defense Forces; United Nations
Rollout: 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: unknown
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional infrared searchlight, mounted over left shoulder
Fixed armaments: 20mm machine gun, mounted on torso; rocket launcher, mounted on left forearm
Optional fixed armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The AL-97B-var Hannibal was a military labor developed by Hishii Heavy Industries as a successor to earlier units like the AL-97 Atlas. The Hannibal was equipped with a sensor pod on its right shoulder and could mount an optional infrared searchlight on its left shoulder. Because the Hannibal’s hands used three manipulator fingers instead of a full human-type hand, it did not carry any weapons. Armaments included a 20mm machine gun and rocket launcher. Hishii produced the Hannibal for several clients, including the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the United Nations. In 1999, a unit of UN Hannibals suffered heavy losses after an attack in Southeast Asia. In 2000, the SDF deployed a Hannibal unit to help trap a genetically engineered monster that had been stalking Tokyo Bay and destroying labors.

Miscellaneous Information

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



Patlabor 2 the Movie Info

Mamoru Oshii

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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