Technology & Combat Characteristics
Under Zeon's United Maintenance Plan, the MS-09R Rick Dom is being developed into MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II to facilitate efficient mobile suit production. The YMS-09R-2 is the prototype version of Rick Dom II, and shares many exterior similarities with MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen.
- Scattering Beam Gun
- A chest mounted beam weapon, it inflicts little damage to enemy mobile suits but can be used to blind enemy pilots for several seconds.
- Heat Saber
- Stored on the backpack when not in use, its blade is super heated during use to melt through the armor of an enemy machine at high speed.
- MMP-80/90mm Ver.8 Machine Gun
- An alternative to the 120mm Machine Gun. It used 90mm bullets instead of 120mm type, allowing for a greater firing speed and better penetration capabilities. The machine gun is magazine-fed with 32 rounds per mag.
- 360mm Giant Bazooka
- The same Giant Bazooka used by the Dom series of mobile suits. It is fed by a 10 round magazine, and a single round can blow the torso off of an enemy mobile suit.
- 880mm RB-T27 Raketen Bazooka
- A new heavy bazooka which features powerful rocket-propelled rounds, and improved targeting sensor with protective cover for aiming. It is fed by a 5 round clip and spare clips can be carried.
- A simplified, disposable rocket launcher. It is commonly used by Zeon mobile suits in the late stages of the One Year War. As the warhead is not equipped with a guidance device, it is extremely hard to use the Sturm Faust to hit a moving target accurately. However, it is still a highly destructive portable weapon.
After various testings were completed, a lone Prototype Rick-Dom Zwei was stored inside the dock of space fortress A Baoa Qu. In the final days of the One Year War, the Prototype Rick-Dom Zwei was stationed aboard Gwazine-class Gwaden, the flagship of Colonel Aiguille Delaz. In Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory OVA, the YMS-09R-2 served as a reserve suit for Zeon ace pilot Captain Anavel Gato in place of his customized MS-14A Gelgoog unit. During the events in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Mayfly of Space 2 picture drama, Gato piloted the Prototype Rick-Dom Zwei to stop an enraged Cima Garahau's pursuit of her superior Col. Asakura during Delaz Fleet's retreat from A Baoa Qu at the conclusion of One Year War.
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