The MS-09RS Rick Dom Anavel Gato Custom is a Mobile Suit that appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
- Scattering Beam Gun
- The chest-mounted Scattering Beam Gun is even weaker than a RGM-79 GM's Beam Spray Gun. It has a really small focusing coil which results in a less powerful, and a more scattered shot that does little damage to enemy mobile suits. The weapon is mostly used to temporary blind enemy pilots for several seconds, then the Rick Dom could destroy the target during confusion.
- 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.
- Giant Bazooka
- The primary weapon of the Rick Dom is a large bazooka, which is magazine fed and holds 10 rounds per magazine. A single round can blow the torso off of an enemy mobile suit, as well as causing heavy damage to warships. It's most oftenly used to take out slow, heavily armored targets.
- Beam Bazooka
- A new weapon developed near the end of the war and given to the Rick Dom. It is an experimental beam bazooka, and its use requires the Rick Dom's energy systems to be modified. The bazooka has its own internal reactor, rather than an E-cap, and is, essentially, a Musai deck gun scaled down for mobile suit use. Due to using a reactor rather than an E-cap, the bazooka is capable of a single sustained blast or several short bursts, requiring a lengthy recharge period of approximately 10 minutes before it can be used again.
For his status as an ace-pilot, Anavel Gato had the privilege to personalize his Rick Dom. It's in this suit that during the battle of Solomon, he gained the title of "Nightmare of Solomon" for single-handedly holding off an Earth Federation pursuit force while Zeon forces retreated. Its status is unknown after the battle of Solomon, as Gato used his custom MS-14A Gelgoog for the final battle at A Baoa Qu.