MechaPatlabor

SRX-70

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srx-70
General and Technical Data

Model number: SRX-70
Code name: N/A
Unit type: prototype law enforcement patrol labor
Manufacturer(s): Toyohata Auto; Hishii Heavy Industries; SEJ (Schaft Enterprises Japan)
Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Rollout: March 1999 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.90 meters; overall width 4.40 meters
Weight: standard 5.90 metric tons; full 6.15 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic; carbon fiber reinforced plastic
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.80 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 4.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 42mm revolver cannon, stored in holster in right shoulder hand-carried in use; 20mm vulcan cannon, mounted in left shoulder
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The SRX-70 was a prototype law enforcement patrol labor produced by Toyohata Auto and Hishii Heavy Industries. With its advanced specs and armament, the SRX-70 was a step up from the aging MPL-97S Python used by Division 1 of the Tokyo police’s SV2 labor unit. Members of SV2 became suspicious of the labor for several reasons, including suspension of payment until official rollout and all maintenance being handled by Toyohata’s mechanics instead of the SV2 maintenance squad. When it was discovered that Toyohata was a front for Schaft Enterprises to gain police combat data for the development of its military labors, Division 1 Capt. Shinobu Nagumo returned the SRX-70 to the manufacturer. Schaft later rolled out the production model SR-70 Saturn for sale to security firms.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Tsutomu Gomioka
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

Lineart

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Patlabor Info


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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