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Type M-5 Abraham

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General and Technical Data

Model number: Type M-5
Code name: Abraham
Unit type: military labor
Manufacturer: SEA (Schaft Enterprises America)
Operator: Schaft Security Systems
Rollout: September 1998 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.30 meters; overall width 4.85 meters
Weight: standard 7.20 metric tons; full 7.60 metric tons
Armor materials: carbon reinforced material; composite armor
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.00 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 5.5 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: many x smoke discharger; 90mm cannon; 20mm machine gun
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The Type M-5 Abraham was a military labor produced by Schaft Enterprises America that served as the main labor for Schaft Security Systems. Ostensibly Schaft’s private security firm, “3S” operated more like a mercenary army that was deployed around the world. The Abraham was equipped with various armaments, including a smoke discharger, cannon and machine gun. In 1999, the management of Schaft Enterprises Japan determined that section chief Utsumi and his experimental Type J-9 Griffon were a liability, so they called in 3S to deal with the situation. However, several engagements made it clear that the Abraham wasn’t on the same level as the advanced Griffon. The Abraham also worked its way into the dreams of Tokyo police labor mechanic Shigeo “Shige” Shiba. When Shige broke his leg after a fall, he dreamt of visiting an exaggerated version of New York where an Abraham was used by criminals and destroyed by an imaginary NYPD version of the AV-98 Ingram.

Miscellaneous Information

Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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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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