AV-98T Dolphin


Model number: AV-98T
Code name: Dolphin
Unit type: training law enforcement patrol labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: 1998 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.54 meters; overall width 4.25 meters
Weight: standard 5.50 metric tons; full 6.08 metric tons
Armor materials: high tension fiber; carbon fiber reinforced plastic
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.40 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 4.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: training revolver cannon, loads paint rounds, stored on right leg, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: anti-labor stun stick

The AV-98T Dolphin was a police training labor based on the AV-98 Ingram manufactured by Shinohara Heavy Industries. Due to their similarities, the Dolphin was used to train labor pilots on the control systems of the Ingram. After Division 2 of the Tokyo police’s Special Vehicles Section 2 adopted the Ingram as its new labor, its crew was sent to the police academy’s Okutama branch for training. With one exception, each member of Division 2 piloted a Dolphin to evaluate their aptitude with an Ingram. In the end, Noa Izumi and Isao Ota were assigned as the “forwards,” with Asuma Shinohara and NYPD officer Kanuka Clancy serving as their backups.

Pilot(s): Asuma Shinohara, Noa Izumi, Isao Ota, Mikiyasu Shinshi, Kanuka Clancy
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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