Medium Laser

This article covers the canonical tabletop version of the weapon. For the various apocryphal video game versions, see the video game section at the bottom of the page.


The Medium Laser is a mid-range weapon of the standard type from the laser class of weaponry.

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Medium Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Direct Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Introduced IS = 2300 TA
Year Extinction Clan = 2850
Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings B/B/B
Technical specifications
Heat 3
Damage 5
Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 1-3
Medium Range 4-6
Long Range 7-9
Tons 1
Mass 500 kg
Critical Slots 1
Space Slots 3
Cost (unloaded) 40,000
BV (1.0) 46
BV (2.0) 46[1]



Description[edit]

'Laser' stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation", a device that focuses an amplified beam of light on a small surface area. The medium laser uses this intensified beam of light to damage targets by heating them to melting temperatures. The relatively compact size and effectiveness of the Medium Laser attributes its widespread use over many types of combat units, though it is regarded as a "Heavy Support Laser" when carried by infantry squads or mounted on powered armor.

Models[edit]

The Medium Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company
Aberdovey Mk II Epsilon Eridani Kressly Warworks
Allied Technologies 2 Nirasaki New Age Systems Incorporated
Argra 1L New Samarkand New Samarkand Armor Works
Argra 3L Aix-la-Chapelle Diplan 'Mechyards
Argra 3L Luthien Defiance Motors
Blankenburg Terra Blankenburg Technologies
Bowie Electronics Terra Bowie Industries
Ceres Arms Capella Ceres Metals Industries
Ceres Arms St. Ives Ceres Metals Industries
ChisComp 38 New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs
ChisComp 39 New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs
Defiance B3M Coventry Coventry Metal Works
Defiance B3M Furillo Defiance Industries
Defiance B3M Hesperus II Defiance Industries
Defiance B3M Pandora Red Devil Industries
Defiance B3M Storfors J.B. BattleMechs Incorporated
Diplan M3 Luthien Defiance Motors
Diplass Optimax Apollo Diplass Technologies
Diverse Optics Type 2 Corey Hellespont Industrials
Diverse Optics Type 2 Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited
Diverse Optics Type 2 New Vandenburg Concordat Telecom and TransStellar
Diverse Optics Type 2 Sian Hellespont 'Mech Works
Diverse Optics Type 2 Sterope Sterope Defense Industries
Diverse Optics Type 14 Chahar Trellshire Heavy Industries
Diverse Optics Type 18 Alphard Marian Arms Incorporated
Diverse Optics Type 18 Chahar Trellshire Heavy Industries
Diverse Optics Type 18 Irian Diverse Optics Incorporated
Diverse Optics Type 18 Sterope Sterope Defense Industries
Diverse Optics Type 20 Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated
Firefly Type II Apollo Roe Weapon Systems
Firmir Standard Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry
Harmon Starclass Son Hoa StarCorp Industries
Hellion B-II Andurien Free Worlds Defense Industries
Hellion B-II Westover Free Worlds Defense Industries
Hellion Spitfire Terra Ford Military Limited
Hellion-V Andurien Bergan Industries
Hellion-V Andurien Brooks, Inc.
Hellion-V Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
Hellion-V Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated
Hellion-V Kendall Bergan Industries
Hellion-V Kendall Brooks, Inc.
Hellion-V Shiro III Grumman Amalgamated
Hellion-V Trellisane Gutierrez Aerospace
Intek Asuncion Kallon Industries
Intek Arc-Royal TharHes Industries
Intek New Syrtis Johnston Industries
Intek Terra Leopard Armor
Irian Weapons Works Super 6 Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
Irian Weapons Works Super 6 Kendall Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation
Kajuka Type 2 Bright Blossom Sian Saroyan Special Projects
Kajuka Type 2 Bright Blossom Texlos Kajuka (Aerospace Division)
Krieger Orestes Odin Manufacturing
Krieger Terra Pandora 'Mech Works
Krupp Model 2 Mars Krupp Stellar Technologies Inc.
Magna Mk II Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated
Magna Mk II Lopez Magna
Magna Mk II Mars General Mechanics
Magna Mk II New Valencia General Motors
Magna Mk II Shiro III Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
Magna Mk II Stewart Corean Enterprises
Magna Mk II Twycross Trellshire Heavy Industries
Martell Alshain Bergan Industries
Martell Corey Hollis Incorporated
Martell Delavan Dynamico Limited
Martell Fletcher Flame Tech
Martell El Dorado General Motors[2]
Martell Pinard Pinard Protectorates Limited
Martell Terra Skobel MechWorks
Martell Stewart Corean Enterprises
Martell Victoria Shengli Arms
Martell Wallis Ronin Incorporated
Martell Model 5 Canopus IV Majesty Metals and Manufacturing
Maxell Chukchi III Maxell Metals Incorporated
Maxell TR Terra Bowie Industries
Maxell-UD6 Terra Caletra Fighters
Omicron 950 Terra Aldis Industries
Omicron 3000 Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry
Omicron 3000 Illiushin Vandenberg Mechanized Industries
Omicron 4000 Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry
OMI HighBurn New Earth New Earth Trading Company
Photech 806c New Avalon Corean Enterprises
Phototech 806c Terra StarCorps Industries
RAMTech 800 New Kyoto RAMTech
Rassal Blue-Beam Arcturus Arcturan Arms
Sapphire Terra Grumman Industries
Starflash Terra Leopard Armor
Starflash Terra Skobel MechWorks
Starflash II Amity Imstar Aerospace
Starflash II Atreus Imstar Aerospace
Starflash II Trellisane Grumman Amalgamated
Victory 23R Marduk Victory - (Norse BattleMech Works)

Inner Sphere[edit]

Type Used by Manufacturer Planet Reference
Marten Medium Laser HNT-171 Hornet Kallon Weapon Industries Talon (Wernke System) [3]

See Also[edit]

The Medium 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. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  2. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 88
  3. Technical Readout: 3050, p.50-51

Bibliography[edit]

  1. BattleTech Master Rules
  2. Total Warfare
  3. TechManual
  4. Combat Operations
  5. Historical: Reunification War
  6. Mercenaries Supplemental II
  7. Technical Readout: 3025
  8. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised
  9. Technical Readout: 3026
  10. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised
  11. Technical Readout: 2750
  12. Technical Readout: 3050
  13. Technical Readout: 3050 Revised
  14. Technical Readout: 3055
  15. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised
  16. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade
  17. Technical Readout: 3057
  18. Technical Readout: 3057 Revised
  19. Technical Readout: 3058
  20. Technical Readout: 3060
  21. Technical Readout: 3067
  22. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix
  23. Technical Readout: 3075