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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  RISC Emergency Coolant System
Type (Category):  Equipment (Other)
Technology:  Inner Sphere
Available To:  BattleMechs (BM), IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference:  Interstellar Operations (p. 92)

Description:
Description not provided

Game Rules:
Game rules not provided

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type with adherence to the following construction rules:
 May not be pod-mounted when used on an OmniMech
 Not allowed in conjunction with Coolant Pod, or Radical Heat Sink System
 May mount up to one per unit
Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  3136
Production Date:  —
Extinction Date:  3140
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
0 (0)
– (–)
– (–)
F
460,000
2.000
1

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
3136
3139
Experimental

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
RISC Emergency Coolant System

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 RISC Emergency Coolant System (ECS)
The RISC emergency coolant system is a more powerful variation on the radical heat sink system (RHS special), but its effects in the event of a system failure can be much more dire. Like the RHS special, this system is activated in the End Phase of the turn, but will only do so if the unit has reached a Heat Scale of 4 (Shutdown). Also like the RHS, the system requires a 1D6 check to determine if it suffers a failure when attempting to flush coolant through its unit.

If the 1D6 roll result is 2 or higher, the ECS reduces the unitís Heat Scale by 2 points. If the result of the 1D6 roll is 1, the ECS special must be marked off and, just like the RHS, it will fail to reduce the unitís heat level. In addition to this, the ECSís failure will also inflict one Engine Hit critical on the unit itself. The ECS remains inoperable for the remainder of the scenario once it is marked off.

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