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MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II (aka Rick Dom Zwei)

 

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Standard colors (Gundam 0080)

Colony attack colors (Gundam 0080)

Guy Helmuth colors

(Gundam Side Stories)

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MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-09R-2
Code name: Rick Dom II (aka Rick Dom Zwei)
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 45.6 metric tons; max gross 79.9 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1219 kW
Propulsion: One Year War version rocket thrusters: 11000 kg total (5 x 21000 kg, 2 x 2500 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 9; post-OYW version rocket thrusters: 56000 kg total (2 x 21000 kg, 2 x 7000 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 2.1 seconds; maximum ground running speed 133 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5400 meters; 2 x external propellant tank, ejectable, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: diffuse beam cannon, mounted in torso
Optional hand armaments: 360mm giant bazooka, clip-fed; panzer faust, rocket-propelled warhead, can be stored on waist armor storage racks; MMP-80 90mm machine gun, clip-fed; giant bazooka, clip-fed; sturm faust, rocket-propelled warhead, can be stored on waist armor storage racks

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Late during the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon military launches its United Maintenance Plan to upgrade and improve existing mobile suit designs and to make its own manufacturing capabilities more streamlined by incorporating similar parts and systems in several different mobile suit lines. This plan also serves to help mobile suit pilots easily make the transition from one type of mobile suit to another, as all of the suits produced under the United Maintenance Plan are similar to each other in terms of operation. One of the mobile suit types to be redesigned under this plan is the MS-09R Rick Dom, the spaceborne variant of Zimmad Company's original groundpounding MS-09 Dom, which has been in service for only a few months. The high performance and success of the Rick Dom inspires the Zeon military to improve the design even further, creating the MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II (aka Rick Dom Zwei). The primary improvement is an increase in its overall thruster acceleration and the addition of more attitude control verniers for added maneuverability. The increased thrust and fuel consumption is offset by the addition of a pair of external propellant tanks, allowing it to operate in the field for longer periods of time. However, due to its late introduction into the war, only a small number of Rick Dom IIs are produced, with some operating in the skirmishes against the Federation Forces stationed in the Side 6 area in December UC 0079. A few Rick Dom IIs survive the war and make their way into the service of the Delaz Fleet, although these units have been downgraded in terms of number of thrusters and acceleration (possibly due to the unavailability of replacement parts).

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Karius, Guy Helmuth, Mallet Sanguine, Lilia Flaubert, Huyman Carlyle, Gusta Piper
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam: Outer Gundam; Gundam Tactics Mobility Fleet 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans (manga); Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait of a Young Comet; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Space Beyond the Blaze; Gundam Legacy
Original mechanical designer(s): Yutaka Izubuchi (Gundam 0080 version), Kyoshi Takigawa (Gundam Side Stories version)

 

Lineart

 

280mm Zaku bazooka
360mm giant bazooka
MMP-80 90mm machine gun
Panzer faust
Sturm faust

 

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