Engine Fuel Cell

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Fuel Cell engines are primarily used in civilian applications like rail systems, personal transport, and IndustrialMechs. Fuel Cell engines generate electrical power that is then used by the vehicle to operate its propulsion system. A Fuel Cell engine has several advantages over the typical Internal Combustion Engine. While they require an oxidizer to operate, they are readily able to accept a stored oxidizer along with their fuel, making it a good choice for submarines, satellites, and naval applications. As most fuel cells run on hydrogen and oxygen, they have no exhaust other than water vapor so Fuel Cells are also used as generators for buildings and other large structures. You cannot use additional Cooling Kits, Exchangers or Heat Banks on a 'mech with a fuel cell engine.

Manufacturer: Vlar
Tonnage: 0
Critical Slots: 3
Install Location: Center Torso
Value: 2,250,000
Gear ID: emod_engineslots_FuelCell


Equipped Effects:

  • x1.6 engine core weight
  • -30% heat generated from weapons fire

Critical Effects:

  • HIT 1: Engine damaged, additional 15 heat per turn
  • HIT 2: Engine damaged, additional 30 heat per turn
  • DESTROYED: Engine destroyed, 'mech is incapacitated

Found On These 'Mechs: