Technology & Combat Characteristics
A mobile suit of the Principality of Zeon's armed forces that was locally modified from the Dom to cold-climate specifications. The backpack has been modified from the one mounted on the Prototype Dom, and contains a larger propellant tank. The Dom Cold Climate Type also has a special sprayer built in that can disperse artificial snow for camouflage, making it possible to cover the upper bodies of three MS with snow in ten minutes. Other features include additional air intakes on the shoulders, abdomen, and legs to cool the thruster engines, the elimination of the scattering beam gun on the chest, and thermal covering on the giant bazooka, all of which are designed for operation in cold climates.
- Heat Saber
- The Dom Cold Climate Type's main close combat weapon, it uses thermal energy to superheat its blade to melt through the armor of an enemy machine. It has an electrical discharge function and can store high charges via the application of Minovsky particle physics. As the heat saber degrades during use, it is discarded after usage. Mounted on the backpack when not in use.
- 360mm Giant Bazooka
- A bazooka for MS that fires rocket-propelled 360mm physical rounds. Liquid fuel supplied through a pipe from the Dom Cold Climate Type's hand is injected as a primary propellant, and then the projectile's speed is increased by rocket motor ignition. It is fed by a 10 rounds magazine, and a single round can blow the torso off of an enemy mobile suit. The barrel is fitted with a thermal covering for the cold environment.
During the end of the One Year War, this MS was used in North America. It was a locally customized version of the MS-09B Dom, deployed after the YMS-09 Prototype Dom was transferred to the California Base. But the top secret Zeon MS Team, which used this MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type, was wiped out.