Model: Military labor AL-97B "Samson"
Mode: Mecha mode.
Pilots: JGSDF pilots
Creator: Hishi Heavy industries.
This military labor was one of the first military labors seen on the series and belongs to the Japanese ground defense forces. This mass produced military labor has a wide variety of weapons and is used as a long to medium range combat weapon and unlike the ARL-99 "Helldiver" from Shinohara heavy industries it lacks any close combat capacities. It is equipped or can be equipped with a smoke discharger, a cannon a mini gun and a multiple rocket launcher, usually mounted on it's shoulder. Due to it's characteristics it's ideal to provide support from a medium to a long distance. It is also slower than other labors
Even though it's a reliable labor, proven by the military's trust on it, it proved not to be a match against newer more advanced labors like seen in the incidents against the "Phantom" or the HAL X-10. Like the ARL-99 it was used by JSDF during a UN on a certain southeastern asian country.