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HL-97 Bulldog
(TV version)

 

hl-97

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: HL-97
Code name: Bulldog
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: April 1997 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy-style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 6.21 meters; overall width 4.96 meters
Weight: standard 7.83 metric tons; full 8.21 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced material (aluminum/steel)
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.2 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 7.2 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The HL-97 Bulldog was a construction labor produced by Hishii Heavy Industries. The Bulldog used an airplane-style canopy cockpit that gave its pilot a wide field of view. Through the use of optional equipment, the Bulldog could perform underwater work at depths of up to 10 meters. As Hishii's best-selling labor, the Bulldog was frequently utilized in the construction of the Babylon Project and at other sites across Tokyo. Because of its popularity, the Bulldog was frequently stolen and used in labor crime. A Bulldog unit was temporarily appropriated by the Tokyo police's SV2 labor unit during an attempt to end an airplane hijacking at the Tokyo International Airport.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Noa Izumi
Appearances:
Mobile Police Patlabor (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

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