The Command Car from the original OVA series and the manga. Both Division 1 and 2 use the same type of Command Car. The "Forward" in the Patlabor team relays information to the Police Labor and assess situations from this vehicle. Built like a riot vehicle, it can take a lot of punishment, which is just as well when dealing with rogue Labors.
Unit type: Special Control Vehicle
Manufacturer: Shinohara Heavy Industries
Appearances in anime: Original OVA Series (AKA Early Days); TV episode 1
Patlabor (a portmanteau of "patrol" and "labor") refers to Mobile Police Patlabor, a manga franchise created by Headgear, a group consisting of director Mamoru Oshii, writer Kazunori Ito, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, character designer Akemi Takada, and manga artist Masami Yūki. The manga received the 36th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1991.
The popular franchise included a manga, a TV series, two OVA series, three feature length movies, and a short film compilation, named Minipato because of its super-deformed drawing style. The series has been adapted into video games and licensed products from OST to toys. Patlabor is known for using mecha - designed by Yutaka Izubuchi - not just for police or military purposes, but also for industrial and municipal jobs.