Model number: TFV-97
Code name: Crabman
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Rollout: February 1997 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 6.14 meters; overall width 3.70 meters
Weight: standard 9.06 metric tons; full 10.01 metric tons
Armor materials: carbon fiber reinforced plastic; fiber reinforced material
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 15.00 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 5.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none
The TFV-97 Crabman was a construction labor produced by Shinohara Heavy Industries. Like the earlier KV-98 Pickle, the Crabman was equipped with four legs for use in construction projects in forests and mountainous areas. The Crabman was also equipped with roller wheels for driving along flat surfaces. The Crabman was capable of operating on three legs if one of its legs was destroyed. A medical research company uses a Crabman in a failed attempt to capture a genetically engineered monster that escaped from their mountain lab.
First appearance: Mobile Police Patlabor
Original mechanical designer: Yoshinori Sayama
Japan 10.11.1989 – 09.26.1990
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