February release: Dom (MG) (Gundam Model Kits)
by Studio G on Nov 16, 2021
Scale: Master Grade , 1/100
Series: MG Gundam
Original: Mobile Suit Gundam
Release Date: Feb(Sep. 17, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price: 5,500yen about 48.33USD
Sales Price: 4,500yen about 39.54USD
・ Heat saber x 1
・ Giant Buzz x 1
・ Raketen Buzz x 1
・ Sturm Faust x 2
・ 90mm machine gun x 1
・ Water slide decal x 1
The MS-09B Dom (aka MS-09 Dom, Dom) is a mass-production ground combat mobile suit which first appears in Mobile Suit Gundam. Its most well known pilots are the Black Tri-Stars.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The MS-09B Dom is a heavy, high performance MS developed by Zimmad, with an emphasis on ground combat. The combined thrust of the thermonuclear jet engines and the chemical rockets built into the legs allows it to hover at high speed over the surface of the Earth. Furthermore, a block structure has been introduced into the body. In addition to the performance of the machine itself, its main armament, the 360mm Giant Bazooka, boasts firepower that surpasses that of previous Zeon mobile suits, and it can be said to be a machine that combines offensive power, defensive power, and mobility at a high level. Due to its high performance, the Dom soon replaced the MS-07 Gouf as the Zeon forces' main ground unit.
Scattering Beam Gun
A beam weapon mounted on the left side of the Dom's chest. While the scattering beam gun is unable to damage enemy units, it does produce a bright flash capable of blinding human eyes and visual sensors momentarily.
The Dom'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.
H&L-GB03K/360mm Giant Bazooka
A bazooka for MS that fires rocket-propelled 360mm physical rounds. Liquid fuel supplied through a pipe from the Dom'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.
880mmRB-T27 Raketen Bazooka
A new heavy bazooka which features powerful rocket-propelled rounds, and improved targeting sensor with protective cover for aiming. The bazooka is fed by a 5 rounds clip and spare clips can be carried.
MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
A small caliber machine gun for mobile suits developed under the United Maintenance Plan. The overall shape and mechanism of the Zaku Machine Gun, which was previously deployed, has been changed. The magazine has been changed from a drum magazine to a box magazine, and a 197mm grenade launcher is available as an option. The caliber has been reduced to 90mm, but as a result, the hit rate has improved, and the 90mm shell used is also excellent in initial velocity and anti-MS firepower. The number of bullets loaded is 32 in the standard single magazine and 100 in the triple magazine. The late production model features a different barrel and hand guard, resulting in a more compact shape.
ZMP-50D 120mm Machine Gun
A standard firearm for Zaku type MS. It is a shell firing gun that does not require energy to be used; however, its effectiveness against heavy armor is very limited. The ZMP-50D used a 100-round drum magazine, which is offset to the right.
M-120A1 120mm Machine Gun
The same portable firearm used by the Zaku II. It can switch between semi-automatic and automatic fire. Although useless against Luna Titanium Alloy, it can still destroy weaker armor material with multiple shots. It fires 120mm caliber rounds that are stored in a 100-rounds drum magazine.
H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
A portable, physical projectile-type firearm. It is primarily for anti-ship combat and displays its power in hit and run attacks. It can also be used against enemy mobile suits, but it is harder to hit a constantly moving target.
An axe-like melee weapon, whose name is short for "tomahawk". Thermal energy is used to superheat the heat hawk's blade, allowing it to slice through the armor of enemy warships or mobile suits.
A simplified, disposable rocket launcher. 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.
The knuckle shield is a modified Zaku II shoulder shield carried on the arm, with the curve of the armor fitting over the mobile suit's hand. One of the modifications is the additions of three spikes placed on the plate that rests in front of the hand. These spikes make the knuckle shield an effective bashing weapon.
An autonomous sentry turret that can be placed on the ground and is able to discern between friend and foe. Three gun turrets can be stored on a rack on the Dom's back when not in use.
Beam Sniper Rifle
The main armament of the MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type. It is capable of long-range precision firing. To facilitate the use of this weapon, it is connected via wire to a portable auxiliary generator.
A few months into the One Year War, the Zeon realized that their revolutionary MS-06 Zaku II mobile suits, which had proved a formidable force in space, were severely handicapped under the full gravity conditions on Earth. Mobile suits were just too large and slow moving under Earth's gravity, which made the massive machines into easy targets. To remedy this situation, the Zimmad Company began to produce a new model mobile suit that had a higher ground speed. Using the data from the MS-07C-5 Gouf Test Prototype, the Zimmad Company engineers created the MS-09 Dom.
The first three Dom units shipped out were assigned to the Black Tri-Stars, who had been sent to aid Captain M'Quve's Odessa mining base. However, all three units were destroyed by RX-78-2 Gundam and its Amuro Ray after two battles. Prior to this, Ramba Ral attempted to obtain some of the Doms to aid in the capture of the Gundam. However, M'Quve refused to follow orders to send the Doms, leaving Ramba Ral to his fate.
Production of the Dom continued for a short period as after Operation Odessa the war on Earth tipped in the Earth Federation's favor, forcing the Zeon forces into systematic retreat. Despite being unable to produce the Dom in enough numbers to turn the war on Earth back in their favor, the Principality of Zeon adapted the mobile suit's frame for space combat. This new mobile suit was the MS-09R Rick Dom and replaced the MS-06F Zaku II as Zeon's primary space-use mass production mobile suit during the last month of the war until the final two weeks when production of the MS-14A Gelgoog began in earnest.
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