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YMS-09 Prototype Dom

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General and Technical Data

Model number: YMS-09
Code name: Prototype Dom
Unit type: prototype ground 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 60.8 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel 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: heat saber, battery powered, stored in recharge rack on back; hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: giant bazooka, clip-fed

Technical and Historical Notes

When the Principality of Zeon’s invasion of Earth began during the One Year War, one problem their military tried to address was developing a high performance mobile suit for ground combat. Zimmad Company stepped forward with its revolutionary YMS-09 Prototype Dom, following the earlier experimental YMS-08B Dom Test Type. An entirely new design line built exclusively for ground combat, the Prototype Dom overcame the slow speed problem found with ground combat mobile suits by adding a series of high powered thermonuclear jet engines in its legs and waist skirt armor. This gave the Prototype Dom the ability to hover along the ground at up to 240 kph, and thus also making it extremely maneuverable. Two units were constructed at Zimmad’s Side 3 factory and shipped to the California Base on Earth for field testing. After the tests proved the design a success, the standard MS-09 Dom went into mass production.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Cranberry
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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