Technology & Combat Characteristics
The RMS-099 Rick Dias, the first mobile suit developed for the AEUG, was a well-balanced masterpiece of a machine. Thus, several plans were created to improve its design, and one such plan was the MSA-099-2 Rick Dias II. The Rick Dias II was intended to maintain the concept of the original machine while improving all of its equipment. In addition to higher output binders, thrusters were added to the backpack and legs, giving it greatly enhanced mobility.
It also has a slightly improved reactor and based on operating data from machines like the Dijeh, each part of the machine is also significantly enhanced. Unlike the Rick Dias, the Rick Dias II uses a double mega beam gun instead of beam pistols. Although this machine demonstrated high performance, its construction costs were high compared to the Rick Dias', and only a few pilots could use it. Thus, construction ended with only one prototype unit.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close range armament for most Mobile Suits. The beam saber is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It can cut through any armor not treated with anti-beam coating.
- Double Mega Beam Gun
- The Rick Dias II is equipped with a twin barreled mega beam gun as its primary ranged beam weapon. This weapon was the prototype for the ZZ Gundam's double beam rifle.
According to official records, it appears that the prototype unit was never used in combat.
|Gundam Mk-II's variation|
FA-178 Full Armor Gundam Mk-II
MSA-004 Nemo II | MSA-004K Nemo III
MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-005S Methuss Kai
|Rick Dias's variation|
MSA-099-2 Rick Dias II
|Hyaku Shiki's variations|
MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai | MSR-00100S Hyaku Shiki Kai Mass Production Type
|Z Gundam's variations|
MSZ-006-X Prototype Ζ Gundam | MSZ-007 Mass Production Type Ζ Gundam | MSZ-008 ZII
SE-DJ-1R Dijeh SE-R
MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III