ASV-99 Boxer (Movie version)

General and Technical Data

Model number: ASV-99
Code name: Boxer
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: March 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.19 meters; overall width 4.12 meters
Weight: standard 8.25 metric tons; full 9.00 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic, aluminum
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.10 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 5.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x spotlight, mounted on head; underwater work equipment; HOS (hyper operating system)
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

Manufactured by Shinohara Heavy Industries, the ASV-99 Boxer was a civilian construction labor. The Boxer was designed with a large canopy-style cockpit that gave its pilot a large field of view. Its head was equipped with a pair of spotlights to allow for nighttime work. The Boxer could be equipped to work in shallow depths of water. The Boxer’s variety of equipment options allowed it to perform the most human-like movement of any labor. Due to its high visibility in construction projects, the Boxer was frequently used in labor crime. In 1999, many Boxer units were upgraded with Shinohara’s new hyper operating system. When the Tokyo police’s SV2 labor unit deployed to the Ark factory to thwart a plan to cause all the city’s labors to go berserk, many Boxer units activated on their own and attacked the police.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Patlabor the Movie
Original mechanical designer:
 Yutaka Izubuchi



Patlabor the Movie Info

Mamoru Oshii

Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.15.1989


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