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ML-98 Celkee H10 (TV version)

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General and Technical Data

Model number: ML-98
Code name: Celkee H10
Unit type: submersible construction labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: April 1998 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.95 meters; overall width 4.12 meters
Weight: standard 9.56 metric tons; full 10.11 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 1.0 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; air tank
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The ML-98 Celkee H10 was an underwater construction labor produced by Hishii Heavy Industries. The airtight Celkee was capable of working underwater at depths of up to 70 meters. The Celkee was equipped with an air tank to sustain its pilot, but the air tank wasn’t as large as the one used by another underwater labor, the M135 Frogman. In the coastal town of Shikura, several fisherman conspired to increase tourism to boost the town’s economy by staging appearances from a plesiosaur named “Plessie.” This deception was accomplished by using two labors: a Celkee fitted with coverings acted as Plessie’s “head,” while an SOV-9900S Seadog fitted with coverings served as the “fins.” After the deception was discovered by the Tokyo police’s SV2 labor unit, the town’s tourism rush immediately dissipated.

Miscellaneous Information

Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

Lineart

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Director:

Naoyuki Yoshinaga

Writer(s):
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

Airdates:
Japan 10.11.1989 – 09.26.1990

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