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AV-XO Type X-O "Zero"

Shinohara Heavy industries AV-XO Type X-O "Zero"

Technical Data

Equipment Type: AV Project prototype anti-labor crime patrol labor
Government: Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Police
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries, Hachioji Factory
Introduction: September 1999
Accommodation: pilot only
Dimensions: height 8.32 meters; width 4.51 meters
Mass: standard 6.21 metric tons; full 6.98 metric tons
Surface Materials: CFRP carbon fibre reinforced plastic, FRM fibre reinforced material (aluminium steel)
Maximum Weight Lifting Capacity: 3.2 metric tons
Minimum Revolving Radius: 3.20 meters
Design Features: utilizes HOS (Hyper-Operating System); police package including strobe/inspection lights
- Armament -
  • 1 x Large Shield
  • 1 x Extending/Retracting anti-labor manipulator (hand) mounted as the right arm
  • 1 x "Stun Stick" anti-labor electric discharge baton (mounted inside left forearm)
  • Optional Equipment:
  • compatible with AV-98 Ingram optional equipment; exclusive options currently in development

  • Description and History

    The AV-XO Type X-O "Zero" (often named simply "Type Zero") is an advanced labor crime enforcement vehicle specifically designed for anti-labor close-combat. Slightly larger and much stronger than the AV-98 Ingram series, the Type Zero has the power to lift a small construction labour with a single arm and the combat capability to render almost any labor into scrap. Key to the Zero's performance in close combat is an extending/retracting reinforced manipulator acting as the right hand. In battle the hand can extend with tremendous force in addition to the already considerable punching power provided by the arm unit. For defense, the Type Zero carries a large shield. Shinohara also produced another version of the Type Zero specifically for the New York Police Department. Designated the AV-02 Clash Buster, that labor was armed with a 44mm cannon.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Patlabor The Mobile Police Movie 1
    Pilot(s): Kanuka Clancy
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi (line art by Hajime Katoki)

    Line Art

  • AV-XO Type X-O "Zero" line art #1
  • AV-XO Type X-O "Zero" line art #2
  • AV-XO Type X-O "Zero" line art #3
  • 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