ASUKA-SSL-96 Taisyo (OVA version)


Model number: ASUKA-SSL-96
Code name: Taisyo
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: October 1996 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 5.62 meters; overall width 4.32 meters
Weight: standard 6.08 metric tons; full 6.89 metric tons
Armor materials: high tension steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 1.20 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 5.20 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

The ASUKA-SSL-96 Taisyo was a general purpose construction labor produced by Shinohara Heavy Industries. The Taisyo was an older design, but it was still commonly found in construction sites. In addition to construction, the Taisyo was re-branded as the ASUKA-MPL-96 to serve as a law enforcement unit for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. However, the police version of the Taisyo was identical, save for its color scheme and the addition of a siren.

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


Rear view

Patlabor: Early Days Info

Mamoru Oshii
Naoyuki Yoshinaga

Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

7 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 04.25.1988 – 06.25.1989
U.S. 10.14.2003


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