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AV-98 Ingram "Alphonse" with Reactive Armor
Shinohara Heavy industries AV-98 Ingram Patrol Labor Reactive Armor|
Equipment Type: anti-labor patrol labor
Government: Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Police
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries, Hachioji Factory
Introduction: April 1998
Accommodation: pilot only
Dimensions: height 7.98 meters; width 4.3 meters
Mass: empty 6.02 metric tons; full 6.62 metric tons
Surface Materials: CFRP carbon fibre reinforced plastic, FRM fibre reinforced material (aluminium steel).
Maximum Weight Lifting Capacity: 2.4 metric tons.
Minimum Revolving Radius: 3.90 meters.
Design Features: police package including strobe/inspection lights; high-speed winch.
- Armament -
1 x 90mm Riot Cannon
1 x 37mm Revolver Cannon, 6 rounds in gun with additional rounds carried; requires manual pilot reloading (mounted inside outer right lower leg storage carriage).
1 x "Stun Stick" anti-labor electric discharge baton (mounted inside left arm shield).
Reactive Armor set
The venerable AV-98 Ingram was eventually de-commissioned from active service in 2002 when it was replaced by the AV-02 Clash Buster. From then on the AV-98 Ingrams from Special Vehicles Section 2 operated as in-house testing units in the Shinohara Hachioji Factory. However, that same year units 1, 2 and 3 were redeployed to active service in an attempt to counter a coup d'état orchestrated by former Japan Self-Defense Forces officer Yukihito Tsuge. To effectively combat military labors, the three AV-98 Ingram units were equipped with reactive body armor designed with explosives that dissipate energy from the impact of enemy fire. A 3D rear monitor was also installed on the back hip of each Ingram. While properly armed and armored, the three AV-98 Ingrams of Special Vehicle Section 2 were nontheless heavily damaged in battle against TRT-X66 Itxls (from Tsuge's National Defense Family) guarding the confines of an underground subway tunnel.
Debut: Patlabor The Mobile Police Movie 2
Pilot(s): Kanuka Clancy, Noa Izumi, Takeo Kumagami, Kana Matsumoto, Shinobu Nagumo, Isao Ota, Asuma Shinohara
Other appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi (line art by Hajime Katoki)
Information taken from Patlabor: The Movie Archives (English Edition 2005)
Images taken from This is Animation: The Select: Patlabor 2 the Movie
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.