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YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type

 

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YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: YMS-09D
Code name: Dom Tropical Test Type
Unit type: prototype tropical climate mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: October UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.6 meters
Weight: empty 65.1 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
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: heat saber, battery powered, stored in recharge rack on back
Optional hand armaments: giant bazooka, clip-fed

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Following the successful testing of the YMS-09 Prototype Dom at Zeon's captured California Base during the One Year War, one of the prototypes was modified for use in desert and tropical climates. Designated the YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type, the modified prototype now mounted a coolant tank on its backpack and a short-range communications antenna on the head. Several standard MS-09 Doms were later converted to the Tropical Test Type, with a dozen serving in units on the frontlines in Northern Africa, including the Karakal Team commanded by Roy Greenwood, whose personal Dom Tropical Test Type was nicknamed "Thunder Cat." The Tropical Test Type served as the basis for the later model MS-09F/Trop Dom Tropen, which saw action during and after the One Year War.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Roy Greenwood
Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. 0094: Across the Sky
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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