This article is timeless and should be accurate for any version of the game.
R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance
The “Salus” Ambulance is efficient at transporting Critically Wounded Soldiers and carrying medical supplies.
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.
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).
Engine & Mobility
Health & Armor
The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance has 750
HP and is disabled under 81.25% health. It has "Unarmoured" resistance, even small arms fire and Flamethrowers are a danger to it. It takes 150 Basic Materials to fully repair it from 1% to 100% health with a Hammer. Its health can be instantly repaired at a Garage for 100 Basic Materials.
It can directly interact with most structures (either world structures or player-built ones):
The Driver can access inventories - press
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
Must be fully
researched in the Vehicle 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
The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance from the front
The R-12 - “Salus” Ambulance from the rear