ZM-S22S Rig Shokew

General and Technical Data

Model number: ZM-S22S
Code name: Rig Shokew
Unit type: mass production general purpose 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 15.9 meters
Weight: empty 8.2 metric tons; max gross 18.5 metric tons
Armor materials: high titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5,960 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 77,700 kg total (3 x 15,540 kg, 4 x 7,770 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 22
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 4 x hardpoint, used to externally store weapons and equipment, 2 located on backpack, 2 located on legs
Fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on left forearm; 3-barrel beam string emitter, mounted on head; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam fan, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; hand beam gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

Based on the test flight data of the ZMT-S12S Shokew, the ZM-S22S Rig Shokew was a tremendous improvement over its already well-proven predecessor. Mass produced as the next generation successor to frontline units such as the ZM-S06S Zoloat, the Rig Shokew sported an increase in generator output, thruster power and armor technology over the original Shokew. Although the right shoulder mounted hidden beam cannon was removed from the new design, the Rig Shokew carried many other new weapons, including a head-mounted beam strings emitter and two hand-carried beam fans, as well as hardpoints located on the backpack and legs to carry various other hand weapons. The new Rig Shokew immediately proved to be as successful as the original, with mass produced units quickly being fielded to the frontlines during the Zanscare War. Zanscare also produced a variant unit, the Rig Shokew Beam Rotor Equipment Type.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Katejina Loos
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

Beam rifle
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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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