AV-X0 Type X-0 “Zero”


Model number(s): AV-X0; AV-2
Code name: Type X-0 “Zero”
Unit type: prototype law enforcement anti-labor crime patrol labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: September 1999 AD; 2000 AD (commencement of sales)
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.32 meters; overall width 4.51 meters
Weight: standard 6.98 metric tons; full 6.62 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; compatible with AV-98 Ingram optional equipment, with exclusive options currently in development; HOS (hyper operating system)
Fixed armaments: anti-labor stun stick, stored in shield mounted on left forearm, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

Although the AV-98 Ingram was a revolutionary police-use patrol labor, developer Shinohara Heavy Industries was not content to rest on its laurels. Shinohara began work on the Ingram’s successor, the AX-X0, codenamed “Zero.” The Zero was based on combat data acquired from the Ingram’s service with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, but it represented a significant advancement over its predecessor. The Zero’s design was focused on hand-to-hand combat, and it had enough raw power to pick up a labor with a single hand and rip it in half. Because the Zero was still in development, its weapon loadout had yet to be finalized, but it came equipped with a large shield and anti-labor stun stick. The Zero was also equipped with Shinohara’s new hyper operating system, the HOS, which increased labor efficiency by 30 percent. In 1999, the Tokyo police’s Special Vehicles Section 2 deployed to the Ark factory to thwart a plan by Shinohara programmer Eiichi Hoba, who infected the HOS with a program that caused labors to go berserk. NYPD labor pilot Kanuka Clancy attempted to use the Zero to defend SV2 from berserk labors, but unfortunately the Zero succumbed to the HOS infection. Following the purge of the Ark’s outer layers, Ingram pilot Noa Izumi was attacked by the berserk Zero. With Noa’s unit damaged, she was forced to go on foot and use a shotgun to destroy the Zero’s SRAM and put an end to its rampage.

Pilot: Kanuka Clancy
First appearance: Patlabor the Movie
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi




Cockpit hatch


Rear view

Patlabor the Movie Info

Mamoru Oshii

Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yutaka Izubuchi
Shoji Kawamori
Yoshinori Sayama
Takehiko Ito

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

1 movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.15.1989


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