Model number: MS-09R-2
Code name: Rick Dom II (aka Rick Dom Zwei)
Unit type: mass production space combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.6 meters
Weight: empty 45.6 metric tons; max gross 79.9 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,219 kW
Propulsion: One Year War version rocket thrusters: 110,000 kg total (5 x 21,000 kg, 2 x 2,500 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 9; post-OYW version rocket thrusters: 56,000 kg total (2 x 21,000 kg, 2 x 7,000 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 2.1 seconds; maximum ground running speed 133 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5,400 meters; 2 x external propellant tank, ejectable, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: diffuse beam cannon, mounted in torso
Optional hand armaments: giant bazooka, clip-fed; panzer faust, rocket-propelled warhead, can be stored on waist armor storage racks; MMP-80 machine gun, clip-fed; giant bazooka, clip-fed; sturm faust, rocket-propelled warhead, can be stored on waist armor storage racks
Late during the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon military launched its United Maintenance Plan to upgrade and improve existing mobile suit designs and to make its own manufacturing capabilities more streamlined by incorporating similar parts and systems in several different mobile suit lines. This plan also served to help mobile suit pilots easily make the transition from one type of mobile suit to another, as all of the suits produced under the United Maintenance Plan were similar to each other in terms of operation. One of the mobile suit types to be redesigned under this plan was the MS-09R Rick Dom, the spaceborne variant of Zimmad Company’s original ground-pounding MS-09 Dom, which was in service for only a few months. The high performance and success of the Rick Dom inspired the Zeon military to improve the design even further as the MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II (aka Rick Dom Zwei). Based on the YMS-09R-2 Prototype Rick Dom Zwei, the primary improvement was an increase in its overall thruster acceleration and the addition of more attitude control verniers for added maneuverability. The increased thrust and fuel consumption was offset by the addition of a pair of external propellant tanks, allowing it to operate in the field for longer periods of time. However, due to its late introduction into the war, only a small number of Rick Dom IIs were produced, with some operating in the skirmishes against the Earth Federation Forces stationed in the Side 6 area in December UC 0079. A few Rick Dom IIs survived the war and made their way into the service of the Delaz Fleet, although these units were downgraded in terms of number of thrusters and acceleration (possibly due to the unavailability of replacement parts).
Pilot(s): Karius, Guy Helmuth, Mallet Sanguine, Lilia Flaubert, Huyman Carlyle, Gusta Piper, Ailos Bade
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Original mechanical designer(s): Yutaka Izubuchi (Gundam 0080 version), Kyoshi Takigawa (Gundam Side Stories version)
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U.S. 02.19.2002 – 04.23.2002
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