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Type99 Road Runner

 

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Legs extended

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Type99 Road Runner

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: Type99
Code name: Road Runner
Unit type: quick response traffic control police labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in canopy style cockpit in main body
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: unknown
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Type99 Road Runner was a unique labor utilized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. The Road Runner was a traffic control labor that could get past any traffic jam thanks to its wheeled, extendable legs. In its normal mode, the Road Runner resembled a car. When the legs were extended, the labor could drive over stopped cars and trucks in a traffic jam to get to the scene. In 2002, a Road Runner responded to a call about a car bomb on the Yokohama Bay Bridge just before a terrorist attack damaged the bridge.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Motohashi
Appearances: Patlabor 2 the Movie
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Note: custom color lineart by Silent_Knight_Gundam

 

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