From the design series Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Mobile Suit Discovery comes the Principality of Zeon Prototype Mobile Suit YMS-08B Dom Test Type!
This 1/144th scale High Grade GUNDAM: The Origin kit-set contains:
- Dom Test Type
- Heat Saber
- Beam Bazooka
- Trigger right hand
- Open left hand
Weapons & Gimmicks
- Arm and Legs feature double-jointed parts for wider range of articulation.
- Mono-eye can move in 3 different positions (left, right, & upwards)
- Heat Saber can be mounted into/be removed from the backpack.
- Chest piece can build in either Ground or Space types.
During the early days of mobile suit development at Zimmad, several experimental machines including the YMS-08B Dom Test Type were produced based on Zeonic mobile suit designs. Two models sharing the same model number, “YMS-08B”, were created. The space combat specification was based on the MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type and a ground combat configuration based on the MS-07C-5 Gouf Test Prototype. The Dom Test Type models would lead to the development of the MS-09B Dom and MS-09R Rick Dom.
The suit was equipped with a cross-shaped monoeye, a heat saber, and thermal jet engines for hovering capabilities. These equipment would become standard in later Dom mobile suits. For operational testing the Dom Test Type was armed with a large Beam Bazooka that featured a built-in generator, however, due to difficulty with firing performance it was never officially adopted.