MS-09R4 (MS-09RN) MS-09S Psycommu Rick Dom "Schnee Weiss" ("Schnee Weiss" translates into "Snow White") is a psycommu-equipped mobile suit featured in the series Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait Of Young Comet.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Based off of the concept of the MAN-08 Elmeth, the design called for a bit-equipped mobile suit. A substantially renovated Rick Dom would be used for the base, Although installing the large psycommu control unit would result in a dramatic increase in the unit's mass and weight. The Psycommu Rick Dom unit itself is not equipped with bits, rather , an rearming device called a "Bit Carrier" is a launched from a tender, used to reload Bits into the Funnel Pack attached to the Schnee Weiss's back. To compensate for the extra weight, the Psycommu Rick Dom was fitted with redesigned legs and several thrusters more than the standard Rick Dom, and for emergency purposes, the large Funnel back pack and shoulder armor could be purged. Although improved output of the attitude control thrusters was 120% better than before, not enough effort was made to improve maneuverability, as such, the Schnee Weiss was unable to achieve the intended purpose with the Psycommu system. The test pilot of this unit was Haman Karn.
- Heat Saber
The Psycommu Rick Dom, or as it was more commonly referred to, the "Schnee Weiss" was created in UC 0081 as part of Axis's continuing study of Newtypes and the psycommu system. Its assigned pilot was 14-year old Haman Karn, one of the most powerful, if not the only, Newtype living in Axis who was also the subject of intense study. Near the end of the year UC 0081, Axis came under attack by an Earth Federation fleet that had been lured there by Axis citizens who sought to rekindle the war for independence. The attack came suddenly and with little warning (to the majority of Axis) during the crowning of the one year old Mineva Lao Zabi. While Admiral Karn was debating the proper course of action, Haman, seeing the confusion and panic of the people proclaimed that she would go out and fight on her own if necessary. With the people rallied Haman launched in the "Schnee Weiss" which had only been recently completed. The Bit Carrier was also launched to provide the "Schnee Weiss" with weapons, however the psycommu had not been fully synchronized and two of the Bits did not respond to Haman.
Out in the battlefield that was in Axis's S-Field, the "Schnee Weiss" proved invaluable as it was the only unit to inflict heavy casualties against the Federation's upgraded GMs. Haman used the "Schnee Weiss" to break through the battlefield and enter the asteroid field where the Federation fleet was hiding. However Bits are at a disadvantage, where several were destroyed by ramming into rocks. On the other side Haman encountered the Federation fleet and managed to destroy one more GM before the last of her Bits were destroyed. Out of weapons Haman, and damaged from a nearby explosion, she purged the psycommu equipment, however that caused a system error and the "Schnee Weiss" rending the mobile suit unable to move. The "Schnee Weiss" would have been destroyed had Char Aznable piloting the AMA-00GR Zero Ze Aru.
Several weeks later Haman Karn had little choice but to launch in the "Schnee Weiss" again to intercept three Federation pilots, who were part of a mass escape of prisoners, that had managed to retrieve several GMs that the Axis forces had prepped to conduct test flights. In the battle the "Schnee Weiss" was only equipped with a heat saber. With the "Schnee Weiss" Haman was able to destroy one GM after a protracted saber fight, after which she proceeded to intercept a captured Magellan-class battleship named Naiad that the Federation prisoners managed to regain control of. However she was intercepted by the remaining two GMs that were armed with beam rifles. With their teamwork and weapons the GMs' pilots managed to capture the "Schnee Weiss" and forced Haman to come out of the cockpit. From there one of the GMs held Haman in its hand as they retreated.
Later on, the data is used to develop the AMX-004 Qubeley