Improved Heavy Medium Laser

Improved Heavy Medium Laser
Production information
Type Direct Fire - Energy
Tech Base Clan[1] Experimental
(Advanced after 3085[2]
Year Availability 3069[3]
Technical specifications
Heat 7[4]
Damage 10[4]
Minimum Range N/A[4]
Short Range 1-3[4]
Medium Range 4-6[4]
Long Range 7-9[4]
Tons 1[1]
Critical Slots 2
Space Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton N/A
Cost (unloaded) 150,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) N/A
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 93[5]


The Improved Heavy Medium Laser is Clan Goliath Scorpion's workhorse Heavy Laser design. Like the version introduced by Clan Star Adder, it can inflict twice the damage of a standard Medium Laser. Unlike the Star Adders' weapon, it does not interfere with targeting systems, so Scorpion Warriors have a better chance of hitting their target.[3]

The Improved Heavy Medium Laser's only real drawback is the fragility of the capacitors it uses to store power. Much like a Gauss Rifle, an Improved Heavy Laser will explode if destroyed in combat, inflicting a hit equivalent to a Medium Laser to the 'Mech's internal structure.[3]


The Improved Heavy Medium Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by Reference
Series X-a Alpheratz Alliance Defenders Limited Stinger IIC [6]
Model Vi Alshain Bergan Industries Ursus 3 [7]
Tiercel Sudeten Falcon's Roost Orbital Assembly Plant Persepolis [8]


  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tactical Operations, p. 407, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  2. ↑ Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 207, "Jihad Technology Advancment Table"
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tactical Operations, p. 321, "Improved Heavy Large Laser"
  4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Tactical Operations, p. 406, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Combat Data"
  5. ↑ Tactical Operations, p. 384, "Clan Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  6. ↑ Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 140, "Stinger II"
  7. ↑ Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 146, "Ursus 3"
  8. ↑ Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 196, "Persepolis"