KV-98 Pickle (TV version)

General and Technical Data

Model number(s): KV-98; KV-93R
Code name: Pickle
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: October 1993
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 10.56 meters; overall width 6.70 meters
Weight: standard 9.11 metric tons; full 9.85 metric tons
Armor materials: reinforced steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 18.5 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; grappling hook, mounted on left side of main body
Fixed armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The KV-98 (KV-93R) Pickle was a mountain construction labor produced by Shinohara Heavy Industries. Its tripod leg design made it stand out from a typical labor, which was humanoid shaped. The Pickle’s tripod leg structure made it ideally suited for work in mountainous areas. While responding to a dispatch call, SV2 AV-98 Ingram pilot Isao Ota chased down a Pickle and caused collateral damage to several cars, triggering an incident review from SV2’s insurance company.

Miscellaneous Information

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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