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MS-09R Rick Dom "Stutzer"

 

ms-09r-stutzer

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-09R
Code name: Rick Dom "Stutzer"
Unit type:
custom mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon (original unit)
Operator: Zeon remnants
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation:
pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: winch unit, mounted on torso; 2 x missile pod, mounted on shoulders; 2 x minelayer unit, mounted on shoulders
Optional hand armaments: bazooka

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The greatest difficulty for the remnants of the Principality of Zeon's forces is securing resources, particularly mobile suits, and since they have no production capabilities the mobile suits they currently possess represent their last remaining fighting strength. As the Titans who hunt them continue to deploy new machines on the frontlines, they find themselves at a dramatic disadvantage in terms of both quality and quantity. To address this situation, many Zeon remnants have applied their own independent modifications to enhance the performance of their mobile suits. The "Stutzer" series are among these customized machines. (Stutzer is a German word meaning a fop, a dandy, or a fancy dresser. The winch unit used by the Stutzer series consists of a detachable wire-guided arm which is launched on rails. The mobile suits themselves are equipped with wire cutters on their heads and chests, which prevent their sensors from being damaged by their own wires.) Operating data from the custom machines used by Zeon remnants is covertly relayed to forces like Axis, and incorporated in the development of their new mobile suits. The winch unit used by the Stutzer series, which launches wire-guided arm parts, is a weapon which can be operated even by ordinary pilots who aren't Newtypes. This device can entangle enemy machines with wire, or throw hand grenades at them while the mobile suit itself hides behind an asteroid, making it ideal for guerilla tactics in shoal areas.

 

The MS-09R Rick Dom "Stutzer" is independently remodeled by Zeon remnants. Its fixed armament is dramatically enhanced, with a winch unit on the front of the machine and missile pods and minelayer units attached to its shoulders. Weapons are usually operated via the manipulators, but fixing them in place makes it possible to use many weapons simultaneously. This has the drawback of making fire control more complex, but this isn't a major problem for the Zeon remnants, who have many veteran pilots. Due to its high thrust, the Rick Dom can carry a large weapons payload. The Zeon remnants primarily use highly reliable projectile weapons such as missiles and bazookas, rather than beam weapons which are more complex to maintain. The Rick Dom "Stutzer" can also carry bazookas and other standard hand weapons. Its large backpack gives it an increased propellant supply, and a rear warning sensor is installed on top of the backpack.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Gabriel Zola
Appearances: Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans; Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans (manga)
Original mechanical designer: Kenki Fujioka

 

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