Model number: RMS-099B
Code name: Schuzrum Dias
Unit type: mass production attack use heavy mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 28.0 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 32.5 metric tons; max gross 61.3 metric tons; mass ratio 1.44
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,920 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 105,000 kg total (2 x 34,200 kg, 2 x 18,300 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 9
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11,500 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, power rated at 4.2 MW, mounted in grye binders; 2-barrel 55mm vulcan phalanx anti-missile gun system, mounted in head; beam saber, power rated at 0.4 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 2 x beam pistol, power rated at 2.2 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, can be stored in backpack storage racks; clay bazooka, clip-fed, 7 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber
The return of Zeon remnants aboard the asteroid base Axis to the Earth Sphere in the last weeks of the Gryps War resulted in an even more turbulent political climate, and Anaheim Electronics – one of the AEUG’s primary supporters – was forced to provide mobile suit technology to the Axis (and later Neo Zeon) forces. One Anaheim mobile suit design that fell into Neo Zeon’s hands was the RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias, an improvement over the well-proven RMS-099 Rick Dias used by the AEUG during the Gryps War. The only changes to the basic mobile suit itself were a larger rear skirt armor piece and a flared-out armor piece on the head to provide extra protection for the monoeye sensors. However, the most noticeable change seen on the Schuzrum Dias was the replacement of the old random binder backpack propellant tanks with two large gyre binders, which mounted extra thrusters and verniers, an even greater fuel capacity for extended flight time and beam cannons for additional firepower. These features made the Schuzrum Dias an even more well-performing unit over the tried-and-true Rick Dias, and the supply of these mobile suits to Haman Karn’s Neo Zeon forces was the start of another trend of playing both sides against the middle. Anaheim, always out to make a profit no matter who was winning or losing, developed and sold new mobile suits to both the Earth Federation Forces and Neo Zeon for several years to come.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer(s): Mamoru Nagano (principal design), Mika Akitaka (cleanup)
Gundam ZZ Info
Japan 03.01.1986 – 01.31.1987
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