R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance

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This article is timeless and should be accurate for any version of the game.

The “Salus” Ambulance is efficient at transporting Critically Wounded Soldiers and carrying medical supplies.
In-game description

The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance is a Colonial Ambulance designed to carry large amounts of medical supplies, and Critically Wounded Soldiers. Its most distinctive features are the green crosses on the top of the vehicle.

General Info


The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance holds one passenger, and houses a crew of one soldier:

  • Driver (Seat 1)
    • Controls the movement of the vehicle, and can see the remaining fuel in the vehicle
  • Passenger (Seat 2)
    • A seat used to hold/transport players
    • Has no tactical function
    • Due to being in an enclosed vehicle, they cannot use their secondary equipment


The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance is not equipped with a main armament.


It has 9 inventory slots that can hold any item. It can hold Critically Wounded Soldiers (does not stack), and medical supplies, such as Bandages, Blood Plasma, Trauma Kits, and First Aid Kits (stacks up to 100).


It can directly interact with most structures (either world structures or player-built ones):

  • The Driver can access inventories - press E or Shift + E
    • Can pull twice as fast compared to being on foot
    • Able to pull up to up to 3 times the normal amount - press Shift + LMB


Structure Input(s) Output Time
Garage 150 x Basic Materials Basic Materials.png  R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance R-12 - Salus Ambulance Vehicle Icon.png 150 Hammer hits
Mass Production Factory 450 x Basic Materials Basic Materials.png Crate of 3 x  R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance R-12 - Salus Ambulance Vehicle Icon.png 02:05:00

Must be fully researched in the Vehicle IconFilterVehicle.png Tech Tree in order to be produced.

Storage & Transport

The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance can be stored in a Storage Depot, Seaport or Storage Ship.

It can be packaged into a large Shippable and transported only by certain Shipping Vehicles (Barge, Freighter, Storage Ship, Flatbed Car, or Large Crane).


The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance should primarily be used by frontline medics in order to ferry large amounts of medical supplies to a frontline. Additionally, it can be used to transport Critically Wounded Soldiers to a nearby Field Hospital or Hospital in order to produce some Soldier Supplies.

While it is possible to store stuff other than medical supplies inside the vehicle, it is not recommended, unless the front does not have any other logistical vehicles.


  • The word “Salus” in Latin translates roughly to "safety", "salvation", or "welfare"
  • In roman mythology, “Salus” was the name of the goddess associated with health and well-being
  • It is the only vehicle type in the game that accepts Critically Wounded Soldiers into its inventory
  • The R-12 - "Salus" front section is most likely inspired by the SPA Dovunque 35