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Myomer Accelerator Signal Circuitry

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Introduced in 2740 by the Terran Hegemony, the Myomer Accelerator Signal Circuitry (MASC) is a piece of equipment that allows a BattleMech to move at twice its walking speed. However, actuators were not built for this kind of stress, and prolonged usage of MASC systems can damage the leg actuators of a BattleMech. Although this is unlikely to immobilize the BattleMech, the danger of destroyed actuators is enough for cautious warriors to limit their use in battle.[1]

MASC was one of the many pieces of Star League technology that became LosTech in the Inner Sphere during the First Succession War, becoming extinct in 2795.[2]

The Capellan Confederation would revive the technology to reintroduce MASC in 3035.

Meanwhile like many examples of former Terran Hegemony and SLDF tech the Clans never lost it and would refine the tech into a version taking up less space and weight vs the inner sphere grade original.



  1. TechManual, p. 232, "Myomer Accelerator Signal Circuitry (MASC)"
  2. Second Succession War, p. 102, "Rules Annex - Weapons and Equipment Extinction Table"