ZM-S20S Jabaco


Model number: ZM-S20S
Code name: Jabaco
Unit type: hand-to-hand combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.7 meters
Weight: empty 9.9 metric tons; max gross 18.2 metric tons
Armor materials: high titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,990 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 74,920 kg total (2 x 37,460 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 28
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x hardpoint, used to externally store weapons and equipment, located on hips
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam shield, mounted in forearms; 2 x heat rod, retractable, superheated slicing/grappling/shocking weapon, mounted in forearms, hand-operated in use; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

In preparation for its Earth Cleansing Project, the Zanscare Empire’s BESPA forces developed several new specialized mobile suits to assist in this operation of “bloodless” genocide. One of these new units was the ZM-S20S Jabaco, designed specifically for close quarters melee combat. Its primary weapon was the pair of heat rods stored in the forearm, backed up by a pair of beam sabers. Although the Jabaco could also carry a beam rifle for ranged firepower, its heat rods alone made this mobile suit a deadly foe up close. The Jabaco also shared a rather unique design feature in common with the ZM-S14S Contio – its rear torso-mounted cockpit access hatch.

Pilot: Duker Iq
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer:
 Junya Ishigaki


Beam rifle




Heat rod


Rear view

Victory Gundam Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino

Sukehiro Tomita
Ken Oketani
Kazuhiro Kanbe
Hideki Sonoda
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Akira Senju

51 episodes

Japan 04.02.1993 – 03.25.1994


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