AV-02 Clash Buster


Model number: AV-02
Code name: Clash Buster
Unit type: law enforcement anti-labor crime patrol labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: September 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.20 meters; overall width 4.45 meters
Weight: standard 6.21 metric tons; full 7.00 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced material (aluminum/steel); carbon fiber reinforced material
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.20 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 3.20 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 44mm revolver cannon, loads 6 rounds, stored on right leg, hand-carried in use; anti-labor stun stick, stored in shield mounted on left forearm, hand-carried in use 
Optional hand armaments: none

The AV-02 Clash Buster was a next generation police patrol labor designed by Shinohara Heavy Industries to replace their earlier model, the revolutionary AV-98 Ingram. The Clash Buster featured a design similar to its predecessor, including the trademark police lights, revolver cannon and shield. By 2002, the Clash Buster had supplanted the Ingram, which had been relegated to serving as a data testbed at Shinohara. However, the situation changed when a coup was initiated by the right-wing National Defense Family, which had infiltrators within the Self-Defense Forces. To prevent any police resistance, the coup plotters dispatched several AFH-02B Hellhound attack helicopters to the SV2 station house, where they destroyed every Clash Buster unit. In response, SV2 placed the Ingrams back on active duty to hunt down and arrest National Defense Family leader Yukihito Tsuge.

First appearance: Patlabor 2 the Movie
Original mechanical designer:
 Yutaka Izubuchi


Rear view

Patlabor 2 the Movie Info

Mamoru Oshii

Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yutaka Izubuchi
Hajime Katoki
Shoji Kawamori
Yoshinori Sayama
Mamoru Ito
Kosuke Fujishima

Character Designer(s):
Akemi Takada
Masami Yuki

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

1 movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.07.1993


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