ARV-99 Rescue Labor


Model number: ARV-99
Code name: Rescue Labor
Unit type: fire emergency labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Fire Department
Rollout: April 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.55 meters; overall width 4.30 meters
Weight: standard 6.05 metric tons; full 6.81 metric tons
Armor materials: reinforced steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.60 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 3.8 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x water cannon, mounted on shoulders; water tank, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: none

The ARV-99 Rescue Labor was a fire emergency labor produced by Shinohara Heavy Industries and used by the Tokyo Fire Department. Because the Rescue Labor worked in high heat environments, the unit was designed to be fire and heatproof to protect its pilot. To fulfill its main role of extinguishing fires, the Rescue Labor was equipped with a pair of water cannons on its shoulders. In 1998, both the fire and police departments were called out for a high risk job when a fire broke out at the Tower City skyscraper under construction in Tama. As the fire labors dealt with the fire, the police’s AV-98 Ingrams carried out a rescue of the personnel and dignitaries trapped high in the tower.

First appearance: Mobile Police Patlabor
Original mechanical designer:
 Yutaka Izubuchi


Rear view

Patlabor Info

Naoyuki Yoshinaga

Kazunori Ito
Mamoru Oshii
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Naoto Kimura
Tetsuo Takahashi
Michiko Yokote
Hibari Arisu

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yutaka Izubuchi
Yoshinori Sayama

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

47 episodes

Japan 10.11.1989 – 09.26.1990


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