The MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type is a variant of the MS-09B Dom mobile suit. As the name implies, this unit was customized to fight in cold environments. This was only seen in the mobile suit design series MSV-R.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Dom Cold Climate Type main weapons is a Heat Saber, shaped very much like a beam saber, that was used for close combat and a 360mm Giant Bazooka, which could easily blow apart a mobile suit.
The Dom Cold Climate Type's main advantages were its speed, agility, and maneuverability. The Dom had massive legs and a "skirt," under which were several high-powered thermonuclear jet engines that allowed the Dom to hover over the ground. These gave it a 240 kilometer per hour hovering speed, which far surpassed the Gouf's running speed of only 99 kilometers per hour. The Dom's superiority was blatantly evident to the Zeon forces and the Dom went quickly into mass production.
- 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.
- 360mm Giant Bazooka
- For the Dom's 'hit hard and hit fast' attack philosophy, it was given a magazine-fed 360mm giant bazooka with a ten round mag as its main weapon. The bazooka is capable of destroying mobile suits in a single hit, and can also inflict heavy damage to warships.
During the end of the One Year War, this MS was used in North America. Furthermore this MS was a locally customized version of the MS-09B Dom, deployed after the YMS-09 Prototype Dom was transferred to the California Base. But the top secret Zeon MS Team, which used this MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type, was wiped out. The shoulders, chest, abdomen, etc. were remodeled by M & Y, a company working for Zeonic. M & Y was also responsible for the entire customization.