SRf-06 Dahle

The SRf-06 Dahle was a general purpose mobile suit produced by the South Seas Alliance.

History

Due to its limited funding and resources, the South Seas Alliance assembled its mobile weapons by using salvaged and refitted mobile suits from both the Earth Federation and Principality of Zeon.

The SRf-06 Dahle was part of the Alliance’s defence forces that fended off a Zeon skirmish team in August UC 0080. It deployed both ground and water types against the Zeon’s MSM-04 Acguy team.

Design

The SRf-06 Dahle was a design the Alliance created using salvage parts from the RGM-79 GM and MS-06F Zaku II.

The Dahle had a standard cockpit in its torso. It could mount a floatation gear to engage on water surface.

Production overview

Model number: SRf-06
Code name: Dahle
Type: General purpose mobile suit
Completed: UC 0080
First deployment: UC 0080
Manufacturer: South Seas Alliance
Operator: South Seas Alliance
Developed from:
RGM-79 GM
MS-06F Zaku II
Developed into: None
Variants: None

General characteristics

Crew: Pilot only
Cockpit: Standard cockpit in torso
Head height: Unknown
Total height: Unknown
Empty weight: Unknown
Gross weight: Unknown
Armour: Unknown
Sensors: Standard
Sensor range: Unknown

Performance

Power plant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor
Power output: Unknown
Propulsion: Rocket thrusters: total ouput unknown
Max speed: Unknown
180° turn time: Unknown
Thrust-to-weight ratio: Unknown

Armaments

Fixed
‣ 1 x shield

Handheld
‣ 1 x 120mm machine gun
‣ 1 x Heat Hawk Type 5
‣ 1 x 280 mm Zaku bazooka

Armaments

The standard weapons used by the Dahle were a ranged weapon and a Heat Hawk for melee combat. It usually deployed with a 120 mm machine gun or a Zaku bazooka.

120 mm machine gun

The ZMP-50D machine gun was developed specifically for the Zaku II line. It was drum-fed with 100 rounds per drum. It did not require power to be fired. However, that reduced its effectiveness against heavy armour.

Heat Hawk

The Heat Hawk Type 5 was a melee weapon designed for the Zaku II. It was an axe with a super-heated metal blade that could melt armour as it cut. The thermal energy was generated by the Dahle’s fusion reactor and relayed through its hands to the Heat Hawk.

It was mainly used in close combat or against enemy ships. The Heat Hawk was clasped on the rear armour when not in use.

Shield

The Dahle had a shield mounted on its left arm. While the shield provided defence against conventional melee weapons and projectile weapons, it was unable to withstand beam weaponry.

280 mm Zaku bazooka

It could only take one front-loaded round each time. Due to the method of reloading and the low ammunitions capacity, the pilot had to be very tactful in using it. A magazine of four rounds was stored on the side hip armour.

The bazooka was clasped on the rear waist armour when not in use.

Behind the scenes

The Dahle is known as the RRf-06 Zanny in the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga. The Zanny is described as an Earth Federation development as part of its MS program.

Appearances

Anime