Type-5G/1C Grau-Bear (OVA version)


Model number: Type-5G/1C
Code name: Grau-Bear
Unit type: military labor
Manufacturer: SEE (Schaft Enterprises Europe)
Operator: Schaft Enterprises Japan
Rollout: October 1997 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.68 meters; overall width 6.43 meters
Weight: standard 8.02 metric tons; full 8.19 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 2.60 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 5.00 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Although labors were most commonly used for construction projects, labor manufacturers also developed labors for military use. One such unit was the land combat Type-5G/1C Grau-Bear developed by Schaft Enterprise’s European branch, known as SEE. When Schaft’s prototype Type-7B/2B Brocken was stolen after its secret delivery to Japan, the company stepped in and attempted to recover the it by dispatching two Grau-Bears, but they were stopped by the Tokyo police department’s Special Vehicles Section 2 and its AV-98 Ingram.

First appearance: Mobile Police Patlabor: Early Days
Original mechanical designer:
 Yutaka Izubuchi


Rear view

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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