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Shamash Reconnaissance Vehicle
Production information
Manufacturer York Vehicle Y2 Facility[1]
Production Year 2887[2]
Mission Reconnaissance/Spotter
Type Hover
Cost 223,301 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 11
Armor Compound JX2 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Fusion 60
Speed 216 km/h
Crew 1
Communications System Consolidated Type 2M
Targeting Tracking System Consolidated Type V TTS
Heat Sinks 10
BV (1.0) 408[3]
BV (2.0) 504[1][5]


The Shamash Reconnaissance Vehicle began production by Clan Blood Spirit in the late 29th century following the declining fortunes of that Clan as a cheaper replacement for the Asshur. The Shamash is faster and cheaper, weighing in at almost half of the Asshur, while the 60-rated fusion engine can propel it up to 216 km/h. Interestingly, the small size of the Shamash was also an advantage as it requires only one crew member to operate. This enables a quick response time, but, perhaps more importantly, this allows the Shamash's pilot to claim solo glory in the same manner as a MechWarrior.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Shamash carries four Series 1 ER Small Lasers, some of the smallest weapons available to the Clans at the time. Nonetheless, the concentrated firepower of all four is still threatening to a BattleMech. These lasers are also mounted in a turret, giving them the maximum possible field of fire.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 34-35, "Shamash Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Shamash
  3. Combat Operations, p. 110
  4. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 15
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 55
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 56
  7. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 191
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 134