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General Details
Name:  MASH Equipment (Core)
Type (Category):  Equipment (Other)
Reference:  TechManual (p. 228)

Description:
MASH (short for “Mobile Army Surgical Hospital”) equipment today continues a concept that began in the pre-spaceflight era, when mobile military posts manned primarily by medical personnel were routinely employed close to the front lines. Today’s MASH equipment, by comparison, is more concentrated and portable—a specialized and semi-modular surgical bay, portable on board almost any Combat Vehicle, Support Vehicle, Small Craft or DropShip.

Packing the capabilities of a fully functional field hospital, modern MASH equipment can be deployed even more quickly than its ancient forms, literally driven to a position near the battle zone to deploy an entire hospital—complete with recovery rooms, staff quarters and operating theaters—in just a few hours.

Interestingly enough, advances in Clan medical technology have not significantly affected their use of MASH equipment.

Game Rules:
The use of MASH equipment is not covered in Total Warfare game play. Its full functionality is covered in Campaign Operations. MASH equipment may not be used if its controlling unit’s pilot/crew is stunned or killed.
Unit Type Availability
Combat Vehicles
Inner Sphere Data (Combat Vehicles)
Prototype Date:  
Production Date:  PS
Extinction Date:  
Recovery Date:  

Combat Vehicle Specific Construction Rules
May be mounted on Inner Sphere units in accordance with the following construction rules:
 Not allowed if VTOL is selected for the unit’s Motive Type

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
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
B
C-E-D-C
35,000
3.500
1

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
PS
Standard

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH)
A unit with MASH equipment can tend to wounded warriors, and helps to recover their injuries between battle. During game play, a unit with MASH equipment can accommodate infantry units as if it has an Infantry Transport (IT#) special equal to half its MASH# value, rounded up. (For example, a unit with a MASH6 special can act as a unit with the IT3 special.)

Between battles, MASH-equipped units provide a bonus to “repairing” infantry units.

MegaMek Output → Critical Slot:  MASH Equipment:SIZE:%THEATERDEC%
Record Sheet Output → Critical Slot:  MASH Equipment (%THEATER% Theater%THEATERS%)
Clan Data (Combat Vehicles)
Prototype Date:  
Production Date:  PS
Extinction Date:  
Recovery Date:  

Combat Vehicle Specific Construction Rules
May be mounted on Clan units in accordance with the following construction rules:
 Not allowed if VTOL is selected for the unit’s Motive Type

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
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
B
C-E-D-C
35,000
3.500
1

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
PS
Standard

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH)
A unit with MASH equipment can tend to wounded warriors, and helps to recover their injuries between battle. During game play, a unit with MASH equipment can accommodate infantry units as if it has an Infantry Transport (IT#) special equal to half its MASH# value, rounded up. (For example, a unit with a MASH6 special can act as a unit with the IT3 special.)

Between battles, MASH-equipped units provide a bonus to “repairing” infantry units.

MegaMek Output → Critical Slot:  MASH Equipment:SIZE:%THEATERDEC%
Record Sheet Output → Critical Slot:  MASH Equipment (%THEATER% Theater%THEATERS%)