Patlabor: The Movie

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Patlabor: The Movie (1989)


The following weapons were used in the anime film Patlabor: The Movie:

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Pistols

AMC Auto Mag

During the raid on the Ark, Kanuka Clancy can be seen armed with an AMC Auto Mag as her main weapon, using it to destroy numerous BEL-1999 Caldia guard robots en-route to the Ark's main control room.

AMC Auto Mag - .44 AMP
Kanuka Clancy chambers her AMC Auto Mag.
Kanuka reloads her AMC Auto Mag after engaging the first wave of Caldia guard robots in the Ark.

Leuchtpistole

Noa starts the Ark's emergency floor purging system with a device referred to as a "percussion revolver;" this is obviously incorrect, since the device does not seem to be a revolver at all, instead seemingly being a Leuchtpistole fitted with a Sturmpistole indirect fire sight.

Leuchtpistole - 26.65mm
Noa retrieves the Leuchtpistole and two rounds of ammunition from their locker. Note the diagram showing the "revolver" has no cylinder.
She loads the Leuchtpistole, sliding the round partway into the muzzle and then locking it in place by twisting it.
Noa prepares to fire a shot at the middle of the trigger for the emergency purge.
The shot fired, she prepares to discard the weapon; for no apparent reason, it is fitted with an indirect fire sight which somehow pops open after she fires it. Note her shotgun propped up against the wall in the background.

Shotguns

Remington 870

Officers of the Special Vehicle Unit (SVU) can be seen armed with Remington 870 shotguns with high-capacity magazine tubes for use when not aboard their labors. At the climax of the anime, Noa Izume uses her Remington 870 to shoot out the onboard computer of the rampaging Type Zero labor with Kanuka trapped in the cockpit.

Remington 870 - 12 gauge
Mikiyasu Shinshi wields a Remington 870 shotgun aboard the Ark from his SV2 armored command car seat.
Noa Izume with a Remington 870 propped up beside her in her Ingram Labor's cockpit.
Noa engages the rampaging Type Zero labor with her Remington 870.

Assault Rifles

Howa Type 89

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers at the beginning of the anime can also be seen armed with Howa Type 89 rifles.

Howa Type 89 - 5.56x45mm
A JGSDF soldier armed with a Howa Type 89 uses a tree to hide himself from the X-10's infrared scanner.
JGSDF soldiers inspect the destroyed experimental labor armed with Howa Type 89 rifles. Note the one nearest the camera is rather strangely drawn with a backwards AR15-style front sight.

Sniper Rifles

"Anti-Labor Rifle"

Hiromi uses a gigantic anti-Labor rifle during the assault on the Ark, seemingly a fictional weapon based on the Solothurn S-18 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle.

Solothurn S-18/1000 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle - 20x138mmB (Solothurn Long)
Hiromi cocks his anti-Labor rifle, testing it out on a stretch of wasteground. Given even a giant of a man like Hiromi struggles to operate the charging handle, this is probably supposed to be a crew-served weapon.
He then draws down on his hapless target as Second Section's mechanics cower behind a sandbag wall...
...That target being an old police patrol car.
Apparently he's loaded it with some special non-conservation-of-energy ammunition, considering it hurls the car a hundred feet into the air without the recoil killing him.
Hiromi reloads the anti-labor rifle after engaging the first wave of Caldia guard robots in the Ark.
Taking aim with the rifle near the end of the movie after being engaged by HOS virus-infected construction labors.

Launchers

Howa 84RR

At the beginning of the anime, JGSDF soldiers can be seen engaging a rogue experimental labor (the manned robots the anime takes its name from) using, among other weapons, Howa 84RRs.

Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R
JGSDF soldiers engage a rampaging labor with Howa 84RR recoilless rifles.

Mounted weapons

Fictional Anti-Tank Rifle

JGSDF soldiers take on the berserk X-10 labor at the beginning of the movie with heavy sniper rifles on tripods; they appear to be mounted versions of the anti-labor cannon Hiromi uses. Coincidentally, they resemble the prototype XM312 to some extent.

JGSDF soldiers open fire on the rogue X-10 with their anti-labor cannons.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B

Among the JGSDF units deployed to stop the rogue experimental labor at the beginning of the anime are several JGSDF-manned AH-88 "Hellhound" attack helicopters, each one armed with a chin-mounted four-barrel gatling; this appears to be a scaled-up Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B, increased in size to at least 20mm.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B machine gun - 12.7x108mm
The Yak-Bs mounted underneath the JGSDF Hellhounds.
Three Hellhound attack helicopters move in on the rogue Labor, armed with four-barrel gatling guns.

Labor Weapons

Revolver Cannon

The Type 98 "Ingram" labors used by the SVU are armed with massive 37mm revolver cannons as their sidearms, their design drawing heavily from the four inch-barreled Colt Python revolver, though on a much larger scale. The weapon has the Colt logo on the grip replaced with the Chrysanthemum seal, which is the de-facto seal of the Japanese government and royal family, and is stored in a compartment in the labor's lower right leg when not in use. One drawback of the weapon is that the pilot has to exit the labor in order to manually reload it, spare rounds also being stored in the same leg compartment.

Colt Python .357 Magnum with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum. The weapon is used as the basis for the Revolver Cannon.
Ota reaches for his sidearm after he and the out-of-control Tyrant 2000 Labor plunge into the river. The Type 98s have an extendable forearm, allowing them to reach the holster in their lower leg without stooping. The unarmed Labor Zero later uses these extensions as a weapon in their own right.
Emptying his revolver wildly into the damaged Tyrant, Ota stops it but in the process hits the coolant tank. Oops.
An Ingram revolver is seen on a trolley as Ota carries the ammo. Note the chrysanthemum seal on the pistol grip.
Labor pilot Noa dismounts her Labor on an elevator to reload the 37mm revolver.

Riot Cannon

In addition to the revolver cannons mentioned above, the Type 98 labors can also use 90mm pump-action riot cannons which resemble massively scaled-up Franchi PA8s with high-capacity magazine tubes. These weapons are typically employed in situations where additional firepower is required, most notably during the Ark raid.

Franchi PA8 - 12 gauge
Ota slides his Labor to a halt, smashing the stock of his Labor-scale PA8 against the elevator control panel to open the door.
He sharply draws his shotgun back from the doors as they close.
On reaching the top, he soon finds he needs it again. Here Ota (on the right) uses his revolver in one hand and shotgun in the other; he fires multiple shots from the Riot Cannon without ever cycling the action.

See Also

Mobile Police Patlabor Series
Movies Patlabor: The Movie  •  WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3  •  Patlabor: The Movie 2  •  The Next Generation -Patlabor-  •  The Next Generation Patlabor- Tokyo War
OVAs Patlabor: The Early Days  •  Patlabor: The New Files  •  Patlabor Reboot
TV series Patlabor: The TV Series


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