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MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen

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MS-09F(DOM TROPEN) front b

MS-09F(DOM TROPEN) front c

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144 MS-09F TROP Dom Tropen (from Mobile Suit Gundam 0083)01:23

144 MS-09F TROP Dom Tropen (from Mobile Suit Gundam 0083)

Unit Type

Mass Production Ground Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime
OVA

Profile

Model Number
  • MS-09F/trop
Namesake Dom Tropen
Developed from
First Seen
Last Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 18.5 meters60.696 ft
    728.346 in
Max Weight
  • 79.0 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 44.8 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 1199 kW1,607.885 hp
Sensor Range
  • 6300 meters20,669.291 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Armor
  • Super-hard Steel Alloy

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 0.74 G
Max Speed
  • 360 km/h223.694 mph
180° Turning Time
  • 2.1 s2,100 ms
Rocket Thrusters
  • 2 x 22000 kg48,501.684 lb
    24.251 tons
  • 2 x 7300 kg16,093.741 lb
    8.047 tons
Armaments
  • Scattering Beam Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Heat Saber searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
  • Sand Filters
  • Cooling Systems
Optional Equipment
  • MMP-80/90mm Ver.8 Machine Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 880mmRB-T27 Raketen Bazooka searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Hand Grenade searchgray_iconsmall.png

The MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen is a mass-production ground combat mobile suit, it is first featured in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, the design was later updated and featured in the photo-novel Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The unit is piloted by Gaily and Adamsky.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

An advancement on the YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type, the Zeon military introduced the MS-09F/trop late in the One Year War, designed to operate exclusively in localized desert and tropical regions on Earth.

In addition to additional sand filters to protect its equipment, specialized block-shaped armor designed to help keep sand from getting inside, and powerful cooling systems to overcome the desert heat, the Dom Tropen also featured special sand filtering intakes for its leg-mounted thermonuclear jet engines, allowing the mobile suit to retain its high ground hovering speeds without fear of sand ruining the engines.

Armaments

  • Scattering Beam Gun
The scattering beam gun is a beam weapon mounted in the left side of the Dom Tropen's chest. As an offensive weapon the scattering beam gun is completely incapable of damaging an enemy machine. The likely reason is that the scattering beam gun has a very cheap and small focusing coil, even more so than the beam spray gun used by the RGM-79 GM, which causes the mega-particles of the beam to lose all cohesion. Though it cannot do any damage it does produce a bright light that is capable of momentarily blinding eyes and visual sensors.
  • Heat Saber
Stored on the backpack when not in use, this weapon bears a strong resemblance to the beam sabers used by Earth Federation mobile suits, however it still relies on the older technology of using thermal energy to superheat a metal blade, allowing it to melt through the armor of an enemy machine at high speed.
  • MMP-80/90mm Ver.8 Machine Gun
As part of the United Maintenance Plan new weapons were produced that could be used by numerous mobile suits such as the MMP-80 90mm machine gun. The machine gun is magazine-fed with 32 rounds per mag with extra magazines stored on the waist armor.
  • 880mmRB-T27 Raketen Bazooka
A new heavy bazooka that uses a five round magazine. Spare mags can be stored on a waste storage rack.
  • H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
A bazooka originally designed for use by the Zaku line of mobile suit. The bazooka fired explosive rounds that were quite effective against the armor of Earth Federation mobile suits and battleships.
  • Hand Grenade
Throwing weapon used an alternative to the Cracker Grenade. These waist mounted grenades can be thrown like regular grenades and set to detonate upon impact with the target or timed to explode after a preset time. They come in multiple variants, allowing them to perform different roles in battle.
  • Sturm Faust
An explosive weapon with a rocket propelled warhead, it was designed before the beginning of the One Year War as an anti-ship weapon. Useful both in space and under gravity, it was mainly deployed for anti-ship attacks during the early days of the war. The Sturm Faust likely made a good anti-mobile suit weapon during the latter days of the war, as Zeon mobile suits could be equipped with both a Sturm Faust and a more typical ranged weapon for greater versatility. As a non-guided weapon, it is difficult to hit targets with high mobility. Can be stored on waist armor storage racks.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Sand Filters
Because the Dom Tropen can be used in desert environments, it required special sand filters to make sure its systems remain operational.
  • Cooling Systems

History

Not many Dom Funfs were produced before the end of the One Year War. Thus not many could be modified into the Dom Tropen. However at least seven units were produced. Two of them would participate in the theft of the RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" from the Earth Federation Forces in October of U.C. 0083. And another four units aided in the defense of Zeon's underground Kinbareid Base in eastern Africa.

In U.C. 0096, at least one more of these suits was used by Zeon remnants to attack the Federation's Torrington Base in combination with a MS-09G Dwadge and a MS-06D Desert Zaku. Its group would later be destroyed by the regrouping Federation Forces during the Federation counterattack.

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Notes

  • The name "tropen" is German for "tropical".
  • In SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online the Dom Tropen has two variations - a standard colored one and the Kimbareid Fleet colors, known as "Desert Colors". Both versions use the Heat Rod and the Sturm Faust, but the standard Dom Tropen uses the machine gun and the "Desert Colors" uses the Raketen Bazooka.

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