Model number: SOV-9800
Code name: Nautilas
Unit type: unmanned submersible labor
Manufacturer: Buchiyama Heavy Industries
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: April 1998 AD
Dimensions: overall height 1.96 meters (legs retracted); overall height 3.30 meters (legs deployed); overall length 2.45 meters
Weight: standard 0.65 metric tons; full 0.85 metric tons
Armor materials: reinforced steel
Maximum weight lifting capacity: N/A
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x manipulator arm
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none
The SOV-9800 Nautilas was a remote control underwater operations labor produced by Buchiyama Heavy Industries. The Nautilas was controlled from its mothership, and cameras mounted on its body transmitted video back to the pilot’s control console. When a mysterious sea monster began stalking Tokyo Bay, the police department used a Nautilas to search underwater. The Nautilas was controlled by Special Vehicles Section 2 mechanic Shigeo “Shige” Shiba, but it was destroyed after discovering the sea monster.
Operator: Shigeo “Shige” Shiba (remote control)
First appearance: Mobile Police Patlabor: Early Days
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi
Patlabor: Early Days Info
Japan 04.25.1988 – 06.25.1989
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