ZMT-S12S Shokew


Model number: ZMT-S12S
Code name: Shokew
Unit type: experimental 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 14.7 meters
Weight: empty 7.9 metric tons; max gross 19.2 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5,190 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 30,980 kg total (2 x 15,490 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 16
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam rotor/shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in hips, hand-carried in use; 2-barrel beam gun, mounted on right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by replaceable e-pac

Following the success of the ZM-S06S Zoloat and ZM-S08G Zolo mobile suits, the BESPA forces were already hard at work developing the next generation of mass production mobile suits. One of the experimental models developed as part of this project was the ZMT-S12S Shokew, intended as an all-purpose unit capable of operating well in both space and on Earth. Although somewhat lacking in raw speed compared to many other modern mobile suits, the Shokew was developed for agility and maneuverability. Following test flights in space, the Shokew was sent to Earth for testing under full gravity under the care of BESPA’s Yellow Jacket division. Tested by pilot Cronicle Asher, the Shokew fell into the hands of young civilian Uso Ewin, who later joined the League Militaire and piloted its LM312V04 Victory Gundam. In the end, the Shokew proved to be a success in actual combat, and the design was soon refined and mass produced as the ZM-S22S Rig Shokew.

Pilot(s): Cronicle Asher, Uso Ewin
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki


Beam gun


Beam rifle


Beam rotor


Cockpit hatch






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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