Model number: MPL97AV-T
Code name: N/A
Unit type: police training labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.51 meters; overall width 4.24 meters
Weight: standard 4.95 metric tons; full 5.35 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic; reinforced steel
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 1.87 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 3.90 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: anti-labor stun stick; machine gun

The introduction of labors also led to the appearance of labor-related crimes. To combat these crimes, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department created its own labor division, Special Vehicles Section 2. In addition to operational labors such as the ASUKA-MPL-96 Taisyo and the AV-98 Ingram, the police department utilized the MPL97AV-T training labor. This simplified machine resembled the appearance of the Ingram, and it could be equipped with or without a head. Its only standard armament was an anti-labor stun stick used for practice combat matches. Although intended only for training, SV2 appropriated a unit during an attempt to stop a Japan Self-Defense Forces coup d’état led by Kai Kiyoteru.

Pilot(s): Isao Ota, Kanuka Clancy
First appearance: Mobile Police Patlabor: Early Days
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi


Machine gun


Rear view (Standard version)

Patlabor: Early Days Info

Mamoru Oshii
Naoyuki Yoshinaga

Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

7 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 04.25.1988 – 06.25.1989
U.S. 10.14.2003


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