WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3

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WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2001).


The following weapons were used in the film WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3:

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Revolvers

New Nambu Model 60

A Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department officer who accompanies Detectives Hata and Kusumi to a Babylon Project construction site in Tokyo Bay is armed with a New Nambu Model 60. He draw its against Wasted XIII, but never uses it.

A Marushin-made airsoft replica of the New Nambu Model 60.
A TMPD officer puts his hand on the holster after being spotted by Wasted XIII.
Drawing out the New Nambu Model 60. Note the lanyard attached from the bottom of the revolver's pistol grip to the belt to avoid anyone from trying to disarm him of his service weapon and use it against the officer or others.
The officer unfortunately never uses his revolver against Wasted XIII after he gets into a very close encounter with it...

Assault Rifles

Howa Type 89

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers are armed with the Howa Type 89 as their main assault rifle during the operation to kill Wasted XIII. They are used by JGSDF soldiers when they confront Wasted XIII after being engaged previously by SV2 Ingrams.

Howa Type 89 5.56x45mm.
A JGSDF soldier armed with the Howa Type 89.
A camera feed image showing JGSDF soldiers firing on an incoming Wasted XIII with their Type 89s.
JGSDF soldiers fleeing from Wasted XIII after being ordered to withdraw from their position.

Machine Guns

General Dynamics M197 Vulcan

JGSDF AL-97B Hannibals deployed in the joint JGSDF-JMSDF-TMPD operation to take out Wasted XIII are armed with M197 Vulcans in a chin mount as its main weapon.

General Dynamics M197 Vulcan - 20mm.
A JGSDF Hannibal on deployment. You can see the triple barrels of the M197 Vulcan.

M61 Vulcan

Various Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer ships are seen deployed with M61 Vulcan machine guns in a Phalanx configuration near Tokyo.

Phalanx Block 1B with improved barrels and FLIR - 20x102mm
A JMSDF destroyer armed with a Phalanx-mounted M61 Vulcan in the waters near Tokyo.
The JMSDF destroyer in the foreground has a Phalanx-mounted M61 Vulcan on a ledge in front of the bridge.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B

JGSDF Hellhound gunships are armed with scaled-up Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B machine guns in a chin mount near the end of the movie.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B machine gun - 12.7x108mm
Hellhound gunships escorting a JGSDF Chinook transport chopper.
Two Hellhounds aim their Yak-B machine guns at Noa and Ota's downed Ingrams to prevent them from interfering.
A good closeup of the Yak-B's Hellhound chin mount.

Rocket Launchers

IHI Aerospace 110 mm anti-tank weapon

A JGSDF squad is armed with the IHI Aerospace 110 mm anti-tank weapon, which is a licensed-made version of the Panzerfaust 3, to take out the disabled Ryujin on orders from Colonel Ishira near the end of the movie.

Panzerfaust 3 with DM12A1 rocket, 60mm.
A JGSDF soldier leaps out from the rear of a Kōkidōsha.
Aiming the rocket launcher via scope at the disabled Ryujin.
The rear of the IHI ATW.
Firing the IHI ATW to take out the Ryujin before it is destroyed by Wasted XIII.

Flamethrowers

M2 Flamethrower

M2 Flamethrowers are used by soldiers of the JGSDF's Chemical Weapons Division clad in NBC protective gear, which was used to dispose of the weakened Wasted XIII by scorching it alive in order to prevent its injuries from regenerating.

M2-2 flamethrower
The rear portion of the M2s as used by CWD soldiers.
Firing the M2s to scorch the injured Wasted XIII.
A closeup of the fore/pistol grip of the M2 in the hands of a CWD soldier.

Labor Weapons

Revolver Cannon

The Type 98 "Ingram" labors used by the SVU are armed with massive 37mm revolver cannons based on the Colt Python as their sidearms. 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.

In the Wasted XIII movie, only Ota uses it since it's loaded with an anti-virus bullet as made by the JGSDF's Chemical Weapons Division. Unlike the ones seen in the 2 Patlabor movies, the Revolver Cannons appear to have six-inch barrels mounted on them, suggesting a possible upgrade over the earlier four-inch model.

Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum. The weapon is used as the basis for the Revolver Cannon.
You can see the huge 6" barrel mounted on Ota's Revolver Cannon.
A good closeup of the Revolver Cannon's rear as Ota aims the weapon's iron sights.
A full shot of Ota's Ingram aiming the Revolver Cannon.
Ota finishes off Wasted XIII by firing off the anti-virus bullet into its throat after the creature tries to bite off the Revolver Cannon.

See Also

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



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