SOV-9900S Seadog


Model number: SOV-9900S
Code name: Seadog
Unit type: submersible construction labor
Manufacturer: Buchiyama Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: April 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 6.30 meters; overall width 4.72 meters
Weight: standard 9.88 metric tons; full 10.23 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced material
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.2 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; air tank
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

The SOV-9900S Seadog was a submersible construction labor manufactured by Buchiyama Heavy Industries. The Seadog could travel through water at a speed of up to 30 knots and dive to depths of 70 meters. In contrast to other submersible labors, the Seadog could connect to a ship on the surface for power and oxygen, but it was also capable of operating on its own. A Seadog was utilized in an attempt to lead a stray humpback whale out of Tokyo Bay. 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: an ML-98 Celkee H10 was fitted with coverings to act as Plessie’s “head,” while a Seadog was fitted with coverings to serve as the “fins.” After the deception was discovered by the Tokyo police’s SV2 labor unit, the town’s tourism rush immediately dissipated.

Pilot: Katsuji
First appearance: Mobile Police Patlabor
Original mechanical designer: Yoshinori Sayama


Patlabor Info

Naoyuki Yoshinaga

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

47 episodes

Japan 10.11.1989 – 09.26.1990


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