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


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

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.

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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