Viewing Design Quirks
Design Quirk Information
General Details
Name:  Poor Sealing
Type:     Negative
Cost:  Two (2)
Available To:  BattleMechs, IndustrialMechs
Reference:  BattleMech Manual (p. 88)

A íMech with the Poor Sealing quirk suffers from imperfections in its structural and armor design that make it more susceptible to leaks and other failures in hostile environments. In any situation where a íMech must check for hull breaches and/or flooding (such as suffering damage while operating in vacuum, toxic environments and underwater), this quirk adds a +2 modifier to the roll when making a Hull Breach check. If the íMech would otherwise not be susceptible to hull breaches, consider it to have a base Hull Breach TN of 12 before applying this modifier.

In addition to the above, a íMech with Poor Sealing must also make a Hull Breach check when first entering a hostile environment (such as vacuum or toxic atmospheres, when entering water, or when becoming completely submerged in water). Failure will result in a flood to a random location that is exposed to the hostile environment (use the appropriate Front Locations Table to determine the affected area).