Model number: MS-09R
Code name: Rick Dom
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 48.3 metric tons; max gross 78.6 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,199 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 53,000 kg total (2 x 22,000 kg, 9 x 1,000 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 2.1 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5,400 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: 360mm giant bazooka, clip-fed, 10 rounds per clip; beam bazooka
When the Zeonic Company’s space combat MS-11 Act Zaku development project was canned, the Zimmad Company quickly responded by making a variant of their well-proven MS-09 Dom ground combat mobile suit. It was near the end of the One Year War in UC 0079, and the Principality of Zeon, realizing that the outcome of the war was going to be decided in space, devoted all of its mobile suit manufacturing resources to space combat units. Refining the Dom design for space was simple, and mostly involves replacing the hover jet thrusters with standard rocket thrusters. The result was the MS-09R Rick Dom, and Zeon manufacturers begin cranking out hundreds of these new units late in the war, replacing the aging MS-06F Zaku II as the premiere front line combat unit. When the Zeon military launched its United Maintenance Plan to streamline manufacturing by redesigning mobile suits to use the same parts, the Rick Dom was redesigned into the MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II.
Pilot(s): Butttsham, Li Hwan, Marshy, Brenev Auggs, Gerald Sakai, Francis, Tomas, Lilia Flaubert, Huyman Carlyle, Gusta Piper
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version)
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
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