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RMS-099 (MSA-099) Rick Dias

 

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Original standard colors (Zeta Gundam)

Char Aznable colors/new standard colors (Zeta Gundam)

Char Aznable colors/new standard colors (Gundam Evolve)

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RMS-099 Rick Dias

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RMS-099 (MSA-099)
Code name: Rick Dias
Unit type: mass production attack use heavy mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group); Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: 2 March UC 0087
First deployment: 2 March UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 18.7 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 32.2 metric tons; max gross 54.7 metric tons; mass ratio 1.43
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1833 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 74800 kg total (2 x 37400 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 7
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11500 meters; 2 x "random binder" ejectable external propellant tank, mounted on backpack; birdlime launchers in hands; flare launchers in hands
Fixed armaments: 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; AE/ZIM.C-BAZ-531 clay bazooka, clip-fed, 7 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber; beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

When the underground organization known as the Anti-Earth Union Group begins organizing to fight the ever-corrupt Titans, it commissions one of its supporters, Anaheim Electronics, to develop a new mass-production mobile suit for their use. Although commonly known as the RMS-099 (an alternate model number used to cover the fact that this mobile suit was not being developed for the Earth Federation Forces' use), the MSA-099 is designed mostly by former Zeon mobile suit manufacturer employees who have gone on to work for Anaheim after the One Year War. Originally intended to be called the "Gundam γ" (γ being the Greek symbol "gamma"), the MSA-099 sports a more Zeonic look, so it is named "Rick Dias" instead ("Rick" is derived from "remake", and is a term first used on the MS-09R Rick Dom to distinguish it as a space-use remake of the MS-09 Dom; "Dias" is the name of the discoverer of the Cape of Good Hope on Earth). The Rick Dias is the first mobile suit to use the new Gundarium γ armor developed by Axis, thus making it lighter and able to accommodate greater fuel capacity, particularly in the "random binder" external propellant tanks mounted on its backpack. The Rick Dias is also armed with a variety of weapons, such as beam pistols, a clay bazooka (which fires adhesive pellets designed to disable enemy mobile suits), beam sabers and vulcan phalanx guns. All of these factors make the Rick Dias an all-around excellent mobile suit, and it is fielded quite commonly among the AEUG forces during the Gryps Conflict. AEUG pilot Gabriel Zola, a former Zeon soldier, receives a special upgraded variant from Anaheim, the Rick-Dias "Stutzer". Anaheim later creates the upgraded MSA-099-2 Rick Dias II for the AEUG, along with the RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias, which it supplies to Neo Zeon during the First Neo Zeon War.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Char Aznable (aka Quattro Bajeena), Apolly Bay, Roberto, Kamille Bidan, Emma Sheen, Amuro Ray, Franklin Bidan, Botty, Batch, Tripper, Hodge, Asuna Elmarit, Jack Bayard, Souichi Obino
Appearances: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam; Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: AEUG VS Titans; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Gundam Ecole du Ciel; Char's Return; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Dynasty Warriors Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Side Story: Mirage of Zeon; Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait of a Young Comet; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Gundam Versus; Gundam Legacy
Original mechanical designer: Mamoru Nagano

 

Lineart

 

55mm vulcan phalanx system
AE/ZIM.C-BAZ-531 clay bazooka
Beam pistol
Beam rifle
Beam saber
Cockpit
Hand launcher

 

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