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Type-R13EX Phantom

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General and Technical Data

Model number: Type-R13EX
Code name: Phantom
Unit type: technical experiment labor
Manufacturer: SEJ (Schaft Enterprises Japan)
Operator: SEJ
Rollout: December 1998 AD
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: overall height 8.60 meters; overall width 4.70 meters
Weight: standard 9.50 metric tons; full 9.85 metric tons
Armor materials: carbon fiber reinforced material
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 4.00 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 6.2 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; ECM (electronic countermeasure) pod
Fixed armaments: laser cannon, fire-linked, mounted in chest
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The Type-R13EX Phantom was an experimental labor developed in secret by section chief Kurosaki for Schaft Enterprises Japan. The advanced (and presumably unmanned) Phantom was the first known labor to use laser weaponry. In addition to its powerful laser cannon, the Phantom was also equipped with an ECM jamming pod to disrupt communications. The Phantom made its combat debut in Christmas 1998 when it attacked Tokyo Teleport. SV2 Division 1 was initially sent to respond to the attack, but its outdated MPL-97S Pythons were no match for the Phantom or its backup force of Type-7B2/B Brockens. It then fell to Division 2 and its AV-98 Ingrams to deal with the Phantom. The apparent explosion of the Phantom served as a ruse to cover its escape. Several months later, the Phantom attacked a JSDF labor training ground in Oshima to lure out Division 2 and gather more combat data from the Ingram. After the Phantom was destroyed for good, Kurosaki joined the development team of the equally secret Type J-9 Griffon, which also menaced Division 2 on multiple occasions.

Miscellaneous Information

Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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Patlabor Info


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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