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M135 Frogman (Movie version)

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General and Technical Data

Model number: M135
Code name: Frogman
Unit type: submersible construction labor
Manufacturer: Hishikawajima Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: October 1998 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.12 meters; overall width 4.29 meters
Weight: standard 13.56 metric tons; full 14.32 metric tons
Armor materials: high tension steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.0 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; air tank; HOS (hyper operating system)
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The M135 Frogman was an underwater construction labor produced by Hishikawajima Heavy Industries. The airtight Frogman was capable of working underwater at depths of up to 50 meters. Thanks to its large air tank, the Frogman had a longer operation time than other labors that performed underwater work. 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 Frogman 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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