Model number: HAL-X10
Code name: N/A
Unit type: experimental heavy attack labor
Manufacturer(s): Shinohara Heavy Industries; Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: Japan Self-Defense Forces
Rollout: 1999 AD; 2005 AD (commencement of sales)
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 9.03 meters (legs retracted); overall height 11.83 meters (legs deployed); overall width 7.15 meters
Weight: standard 17.41 metric tons; full 20.28 metric tons
Armor materials: high tension carbon reinforced material with composite armor
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 43.0 metric tons (on all 4 legs)
Minimum revolving radius: 5.88 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; hover unit; HOS (hyper operating system)
Fixed armaments: ATM launcher, mounted on main body; 9 x missile launcher, mounted on main body; 12 x smoke discharger, mounted on main body; anti-aircraft gun, mounted on main body
Optional fixed armaments: 135mm smoothbore cannon, mounted on forward section of main body, replaces ATM launcher
The HAL-X10 was an experimental heavy attack labor developed in partnership by manufacturers Shinohara and Hishii for the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The tank-like X10 was equipped with four legs that allowed it to move through mountainous or forest terrain, although its legs also housed wheels. The X10 was also equipped with a hover unit for high speed mobility. The X10 featured a humanoid head that was used to scan the battlefield and locate enemies. The X10 could mount a variety of armaments, including a smoothbore cannon, anti-aircraft gun, ATM launcher, missile launchers and smoke dischargers. In 1999, an X10 unit escaped from its testing grounds into a forest area. In response, the JSDF deployed an airborne ARL-99 Helldiver unit along with attack helicopters and ground troops. After the threat was eliminated, ground troops were surprised to discover that the rogue unit was unmanned. Although unknown at the time, this incident was an early example of a hidden program built into Shinohara’s new hyper operating system that caused labors to go berserk under certain conditions.
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