HL-98 Hercules H21 (TV 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: diesel engine, power output rating 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
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.

Pilot: Tome
First appearance: Mobile Police Patlabor
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi


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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