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MSK-008 Dijeh

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MSK-008
Code name: Dijeh
Unit type: prototype attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Karaba
Operator(s): Karaba; civilians
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 23.0 meters; head height 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 33.9 metric tons; max gross 51.8 metric tons; mass ratio 1.30
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,892 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 89,800 kg total (2 x 28,000 kg, 18,000 kg); jet thrusters: 2 x 7,900 kg; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 6
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11,700 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam naginata, stored in recharge rack in rear waist armor, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 2.8 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap; clay bazooka, clip-fed, 7 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber

Technical and Historical Notes

Impressed by the RMS-099 Rick Dias developed by the AEUG, their Earth-based allies, Karaba, developed a new test model ground combat mobile suit based on the Rick Dias’ design. This new unit was the MSK-008 Dijeh, and despite its outward appearance, it was quite similar to the successful Rick Dias in terms of performance. Like the Rick Dias, many of the engineers who developed the Dijeh were former Zeon mobile suit manufacturer employees, and its design incorporated many Zeon-style features, such as monoeye sensors. One of its most notable visible features were the large radiator fins mounted on its back, which also served to give the Dijeh high performance during atmospheric flight. To help keep its cost down due to Karaba’s limited resources, it employed the beam rifle used by the AEUG’s MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki, as well as the Rick Dias’ clay bazooka. For close combat, the Dijeh was armed with a beam naginata. The Dijeh prototype was assigned to Karaba’s ace pilot, Amuro Ray, who used his new mobile suit quite well during their war against the corrupt Titans in UC 0087. Several years later, Londo Bell mechanics modified a Dijeh unit for space by implementing the Rick Dias’ binders. Designated the MSK-008R Rick Dijeh, this custom unit was also piloted by Amuro. In UC 0097, four Dijeh units were used in an operation by the civilian Luio & Co. to make contact with Martha Vist Carbine and gather information about the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Amuro Ray, Jona Basta, Michele Luio
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazumi Fujita (Zeta Gundam version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Narrative version)

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Airdates:
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006

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