Technology & Combat Characteristics
During the early days of mobile suit development at Zimmad, several experimental machines including the YMS-08B Dom Test Type were produced based on Zeonic mobile suit designs . Two models sharing the same model number, "YMS-08B", were created. The space combat specification was based on the MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type and a ground combat configuration based on the MS-07C-5 Gouf Test Prototype . The Dom Test Type models would lead to the development of the MS-09B Dom and MS-09R Rick Dom.
The suit was equipped with a cross-shaped monoeye, a heat saber, and thermal jet engines for hovering capabilities . These equipment would become standard in later Dom mobile suits . For operational testing the Dom Test Type was armed with a large Beam Bazooka that featured a built-in generator, however, due to difficulty with firing performance it was never officially adopted.
Zimmad, which demonstrated high technical capabilities in the development of engine technology, under took development of self-designed mobile suits during its consignment production of Zeonic's MS-06 Zaku II and Gouf.
Notes & Trivia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 HG 1/144 YMS-08B Dom Test Type instruction manual
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 YMS-08B Dom Test Type - MSD Official Site
- ↑ Gundam Build Divers Episode 2, Chaotic Ogre