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HL-97 Bulldog (Movie version)

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General and Technical Data

Model number: HL-97
Code name: Bulldog
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: April 1997 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy-style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 6.21 meters; overall width 4.96 meters
Weight: standard 7.83 metric tons; full 8.21 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced material (aluminum/steel)
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.2 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 7.2 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; HOS (hyper operating system)
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The HL-97 Bulldog was a construction labor produced by Hishii Heavy Industries. The Bulldog used an airplane-style canopy cockpit that gave its pilot a wide field of view. Through the use of optional equipment, the Bulldog could perform underwater work at depths of up to 10 meters. As Hishii’s best-selling labor, the Bulldog was frequently utilized in the construction of the Babylon Project and at other sites across Tokyo. Because of its popularity, the Bulldog was frequently stolen and used in labor crime. When the Tokyo police’s SV2 labor unit deployed to the Ark factory to thwart a plan to cause all the city’s labors to go berserk, many Bulldog units activated on their own and attacked the police.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Patlabor the Movie
Original mechanical designer:
 Yutaka Izubuchi

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Patlabor the Movie Info


Director:
Mamoru Oshii

Writer:
Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.15.1989

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