Extended Range Large Laser

ER Large Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Direct-Fire)
Tech Base Clan / Inner Sphere (IS)[1]
Year Introduced Clan = circa 2820 CNC[1]

IS = 2620 TH[1]

Year Extinction IS = 2950[1]
Year Reintroduced IS = 3037 DC[1]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E/F/D
Technical specifications
Heat 12[2][3]
Damage Clan = 10[3]

IS = 8[2]

Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 0[2]

Clan = 1-8[3] IS = 1-7[2]

Medium Range Clan = 9-15[3]

IS = 8-14[2]

Long Range Clan = 16-25[3]

IS = 15-19[2]

Tons Clan = 4[3]

IS = 5[2]

Critical Slots Clan = 1[3]

IS = 2[2]

Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 200,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 249

IS = 163

BV (2.0) Clan = 248[4]

IS = 163[5]



Description[edit]

Introduced in 2620 by the Terran Hegemony. The Extended-Range Large Laser (ER Large Laser) focuses a powerful beam of light on targets that causes damage by overheating or melting the target.[1]

As the name suggests, the Extended-Range variant of the Large Laser increases the power of the beam to project it to much farther ranges. The power necessary to facilitate the production of such generates a greatly increased quantity of waste heat.

As with most Clan energy weapons, the Clans lack their own standard Large Laser.

Manufacturing[edit]

The Extended-Range Large Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
Blankenburg Terra Blankenburg Technologies  ??? [citation needed]
BlazeFire Sweetshot New Syrtis Johnston Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Cyclops XII Skye Cyclops Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Gibson
Irian
Sterope
Gibson Federated BattleMechs
Diverse Optics Incorporated
Sterope Defense Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
[[Diverse Optics Type 30X Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
Exostar Delavan Dynamico Limited  ??? [citation needed]
ExoStar Pinnacle (Clantech) Delavan Dynamico Limited VLP-1D Vulpes [6]
Firmir UltraLase Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry Shen Yi [7]
Hellion X-III Andurien/Westover
Trellisane
Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
Grumman Amalgamated
 ??? [citation needed]
Lushann Redbeam 2 Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Martell Corey Hellespont Industrials  ??? [citation needed]
Maxell Chukchi III Maxell Metals Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
RAMTech 1200X New Kyoto RAMTech  ??? [citation needed]
Series 7Ja Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex  ??? [citation needed]
Series 7N Huntress Abysmal Manufacturing Complex  ??? [citation needed]
Series 7NC Barcella Barcella Alpha  ??? [citation needed]
Victory Nickel Alloy Marduk Victory - (Norse BattleMech Works)  ??? [citation needed]

See Also[edit]

The ER Large Laser has been used in various video games, each with their own stats for the weapon; below is a list of the games that use it along with a link to each version's stats:

References[edit]

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 TechManual, p. 226, "Laser - Extended-Range (ER) Laser"
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 TechManual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Weapons And Equipment Table"
  4. ↑ TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  5. ↑ TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  6. ↑ Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 42, "VLP-1D Vulpes"
  7. ↑ Technical Readout: 3085, p. 92, "Shen Yi"

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