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MS-09G Dwadge

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-09G
Code name: Dwadge
Unit type: mass production ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Neo Zeon; African Liberation Front; Zeon remnants
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 19.3 meters; head height 18.2 meters
Weight: empty 43.5 metric tons; max gross 81.7 metric tons; mass ratio 1.65
Armor materials: titanium alloy; Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,440 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 10,4300 kg total (5 x 9,300 kg, 6 x 8,200 kg, 2 x 4,300 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 6
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 8,800 meters; external propellant tank, ejectable, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel vulcan gun, 800 rounds of ammunition per gun, mounted in head; heat heat saber, power rated at 0.52 MW, battery powered, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 380mm giant bazooka, magazine-fed, 5 rounds per magazine, with attached smoke discharger; heat tomahawk, battery powered

Technical and Historical Notes

One of the last evolutions of the old Principality of Zeon’s MS-09 Dom series, the MS-09G Dwadge (not to be confused with the MS-10 Pezun Dowadge of Zeon’s Pezun Project) continued to be used for many years after the One Year War. By the time of the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088, the Dwadge was operated by several parties, including the new Neo Zeon military, old African-based Zeon remnants from the One Year War, and the civilian African Liberation Front. Although quite similar to its predecessor, the Dwadge was an improvement over the well-proven and successful Dom in that it also mounted four vulcan guns in the head and carried an external propellant tank on its backpack, thus extending the operational time for using the Dwadge’s ground-skimming hovering jets. The Dwadge remained in use with Zeon remnants as late as UC 0096 during an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Amatha Pola, Gadeb Jasin, Desert Rommel
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer: Masahiro Oda (Gundam ZZ version)

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Yumiko Suzuki
Minoru Onoya
Hidemi Kamata
Meigo Endo
Ken Terasawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Mika Akitaka
Makoto Kobayashi
Hideo Okamoto
Yutaka Izubuchi
Hajime Katoki
Yoshinori Sayama
Masahiko Asano
Mamoru Nagano

Character Designer:
Hiroyuki Kitazume

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Airdates:
Japan 03.01.1986 – 01.31.1987

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