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AVS-98 Economy Type Mk. II

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General and Technical Data

Model number: AVS-98
Code name: Economy Type Mk. II
Unit type: prototype law enforcement patrol labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator(s): Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department; civilians
Rollout: 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.02 meters; overall width 4.37 meters
Weight: standard 5.89 metric tons; full 6.12 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic; carbon fiber reinforced material
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.45 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 4.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 37mm 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: 90mm riot cannon

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the poor performance of the AVS-98 Economy in combat, engineers at Shinohara Heavy Industries set out to fix the labor’s flaws. The end result of that effort was the improved AVS-98 Economy Type Mk. II. The Mk. II’s performance was notably improved compared to its predecessor, and Shinohara again planned to mass produce the model. The Tokyo police briefly consider reorganizing Special Vehicles Section 2 by adding two extra divisions and equipping all four divisions with the cheaper Mk. II. Although the Mk. II received favorable reviews from most of its SV2 test pilots, it was immediately outperformed by the AV-98 Ingram in mock combat. At the same time, the Tokyo police decided against reorganizing SV2 or adopting the Mk. II. Shinohara’s engineers shelved the idea of creating a cheaper replacement for the Ingram and instead went in the opposite direction by creating a new high spec model: the AV-0 Peacemaker.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Isao Ota, Noa Izumi, Tsutomu Gomioka, Yamamoto
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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Director:

Naoyuki Yoshinaga

Writer(s):
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

Airdates:
Japan 10.11.1989 – 09.26.1990

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