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"