XM-03 Ebirhu-S

General and Technical Data

Model number: XM-03
Code name: Ebirhu-S
Unit type: reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: Crossbone Vanguard
Operator: Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0123
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 13.2 meters
Weight: empty 6.8 metric tons; max gross 16.7 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy high ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,090 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 67,860 kg total (2 x 22,540 kg, 2 x 11,390 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 66
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; advanced sensor/camera suite, located in left shoulder; beam flag emitter, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: shot lancer, 2 round charge, mounted on left forearm; 4 x heavy machine gun, mounted in left forearm; 4-finger shot claw, can be launched at target, with spare shot claw, mounted on left forearm; 3-slot grenade rack, mounted on left shoulder; beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap
Remote weapons: remote-controlled/automated reconnaissance pod, stored on right shoulder storage rack, equipped with advanced sensor and camera systems, armed with unknown automated defensive weapons

Technical and Historical Notes

Derived from the basic XM-01 Den’an-Zon, the XM-03 Ebirhu-S was the smallest mobile suit built by the Crossbone Vanguard. Designed specifically for reconnaissance missions, the Ebirhu-S was equipped with an extra bank of advanced sensor and camera systems in its left shoulder. Unlike most other Crossbone Vanguard mobile suits, the Ebirhu-S was not equipped with a beam shield, as its operation interfered with the reception of the sensitive sensor systems. The Ebirhu-S was also quite heavily armed for a recon unit, mounting a shot lancer, four machine guns, a grenade rack, a hand-carried beam spray gun, and a 4-fingered shot claw, which could be launched like a projectile at a target. To aid in its reconnaissance role, the Ebirhu-S also carried a remote reconnaissance pod equipped with additional sensors. This pod could either be directly remote-controlled or, in the case of Minovsky particle interference, be pre-programmed to operate on its own. In case the recon pod encountered resistance, it was also armed with weapons for automated self-defense.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Original mechanical designer:
 Kunio Okawara

Cockpit hatch
Reconnaissance pod
Gundam F91 Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Tsunehisa Ito

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Satoshi Kadokura

1 movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.16.1991


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