MS-09F/Trop Dom Tropen


Model number: MS-09F/Trop
Code name: Dom Tropen
Unit type: localized ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon/Zeon remnants
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 44.8 metric tons; max gross 79.0 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,199 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 58,600 kg total (2 x 22,000 kg, 2 x 7,300 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 2.1 seconds; maximum ground hovering speed 360 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,300 meters
Fixed armaments: diffuse beam cannon, mounted in torso; heat saber, battery powered, stored in recharge rack on back, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: raketen bazooka, clip-fed, 5 rounds per clip, spare clips can be stored on waist armor storage racks; MMP-80 machine gun, clip-fed, 32 rounds per clip, spare clips can be stored on waist armor storage racks, machine gun can be stored on rear skirt armor storage rack; Zaku bazooka, cartridge-fed, 4 rounds per cartridge; sturm faust, rocket-propelled warhead, can be stored on waist armor storage racks

The Zeon military introduced the MS-09F/Trop Dom Tropen late in the One Year War, designed to operate exclusively in localized desert and tropical regions on Earth (“tropen” is German for “tropical”). In addition to sand protection filters to protect its equipment and powerful cooling systems to overcome the desert heat, the Dom Tropen featured special sand protection filtered intakes for its leg-mounted thermonuclear jet engines, allowing the mobile suit to retain its high ground hovering speeds without fear of sand ruining the engines. It also sported specialized block-shaped armor designed to help keep sand from getting inside. Though the exact production numbers of the Dom Tropen were unknown, many units survived the war, with two participating in the theft of the Earth Federation Forces’ RX-78GP02A Gundam GP02A Physalis in October UC 0083 and four units aided in the defense of Zeon’s underground Kimberlite mine in eastern Africa. More than a decade later, Zeon remnants used the Dom Tropen in an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base in UC 0096.

Pilot(s): Gaily, Adamsky, Sophie Fran
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki (Gundam 0083 version)




MMP-80 machine gun


Raketen bazooka


Rear view (Version 1)


Rear view (Version 2)


Sturm faust

Gundam 0083 Info

Takashi Imanishi
Mitsuko Kase

Fuyunori Gobu
Ryosuke Takahashi
Akinori Endo
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Shoji Kawamori
Mika Akitaka
Junya Ishigaki
Yasushi Ishizu

Character Designer:
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Musical Composer:
Mitsuo Hagita

13 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Video Release:
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.29.1992


Comments are closed.