HL-98 Hercules H21 (Movie version)


Model number: HL-98
Code name: Hercules H21
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: February 1998 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.45 meters; overall width 5.12 meters
Weight: standard 7.89 metric tons; full 8.22 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic; aluminum
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.9 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 5.5 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional air tank; HOS (hyper operating system)
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

The HL-98 Hercules H21 was a multipurpose construction labor produced by Hishii Heavy Industries. The Hercules could be equipped with an optional air tank to perform underwater work. Because of its popularity, the Hercules 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 Hercules units activated on their own and attacked the police.

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


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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