MechaPatlabor

Type-7B/2B Brocken (OVA version)

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General and Technical Data

Model number: Type-7B/2B
Code name: Brocken
Unit type: land battle military labor
Manufacturer: SEE (Schaft Enterprises Europe)
Operator(s): SEJ (Schaft Enterprises Japan); civilians
Rollout: February 1998 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.68 meters; overall width 4.69 meters
Weight: standard 8.23 metric tons; full 8.92 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic; composite materials
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.00 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 6.20 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional additional body armor
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: 6 x smoke discharger; 40mm rapid firing machine gun

Technical and Historical Notes

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-7B/2B Brocken developed by Schaft Enterprise’s Europe branch, known as SEE. The Brocken’s human-like mobility put it par with the Shinohara AV-98 Ingram used by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. A prototype Brocken was smuggled into Japan by SEE, but was stolen by the environmental terrorist group Beach House. The truck carrying the Brocken was in turn stolen by a seasonal worker trying to reach his pregnant wife. Schaft’s Japanese division, SEJ, stepped in and attempted to recover the Brocken by dispatching two Type-5G/1C Grau-Bears, but they were stopped by the police department’s Special Vehicles Section 2 and its Ingrams.

Miscellaneous Information

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

Lineart

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Patlabor: Early Days Info


Director(s):
Mamoru Oshii
Naoyuki Yoshinaga

Writer:
Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Video Release:
Japan 04.25.1988 – 06.25.1989
U.S. 10.14.2003

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