CRL-98 Pyro-Buster


Model number: CRL-98
Code name: Pyro-Buster
Unit type: fire emergency labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Fire Department
Rollout: December 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.37 meters; overall width 5.20 meters
Weight: standard 7.31 metric tons; full 8.98 metric tons
Armor materials: reinforced steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.30 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 4.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x large water cannon, mounted on shoulders; 2 x water tank, mounted on backpack; manipulator fingers, mounted on left forearm
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: none

The CRL-98 Pyro-Buster was a fire emergency labor produced by Hishii Heavy Industries and used by the Tokyo Fire Department. To fulfill its main role of extinguishing fires, the Rescue Labor was equipped with a pair of large water cannons on its shoulders that were fed by large water storage tanks on its back. The Pyro-Buster was designed to also deal with hazardous chemical situations and was also equipped with precise manipulator fingers on its left arm. In 1998, both the fire and police departments were called out for a high risk job when a fire broke out at the Tower City skyscraper under construction in Tama. As the fire labors dealt with the fire, the police’s AV-98 Ingrams carried out a rescue of the personnel and dignitaries trapped high in the tower. In late 1999, the police and fire departments responded to arson inside the Chiyoda Tunnel. While dealing with the fire, it was determined to have been caused by a bomb that was planted to lure SV2 Division 2 away while the experimental Type J-9 Griffon attacked Division 1’s new AV-0 Peacemaker units.

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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