Model number: MSK-008R
Code name: Rick Dijeh
Unit type: space combat mobile suit
Manufacturer(s): Karaba (original version); Londo Bell (modified version)
Operator: Earth Federation Forces/Londo Bell
First deployment: UC 0092
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 24.0 meters
Weight: max gross 56.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam naginata, stored in recharge rack in rear waist armor, hand-carried in use; grenades; 2 x shield, mounted on shoulders
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle; clay bazooka; hyper mega launcher
Following the end of the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0089, the Earth Federation Forces created the Londo Bell unit, which was tasked with hunting down Zeon and Titans remnants while avoiding the mistakes of the Titans. The EFF initially imposed restrictions on the use of Gundam-type suits, and it was determined that the mass production RGM-86R GM III was insufficient to match the skills of Newtype ace pilot Amuro Ray. In response, a Karaba MSK-008 Dijeh unit was upgraded by Londo Bell’s mechanics into the MSK-008R Rick Dijeh. Londo Bell’s mechanics modified the binders and thrusters from the RMS-099 Rick Dias for use by the Dijeh, which was originally a ground combat unit. The original’s head-mounted cockpit was modified, with the head raising and sliding back to allow access to the cockpit block. The Rick Dijeh retained the original version’s armaments, which include vulcan guns, a beam naginata, a beam rifle and a clay bazooka. It could also carry grenades and use the same hyper mega launcher as the AEUG’s MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. In UC 0092, Amuro used the Rick Dijeh in a battle against Titans remnants. After sustaining damage in a battle against the MRX-013-3 Psycho Gundam Mk-IV G-Doors, the Rick Dijeh was repaired and renamed as the Modified Rick Dijeh.
Pilot: Amuro Ray
First appearance: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Ippei Gyoubu
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