Medium Laser

Medium Laser[edit]

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.

Manufacturing Information[edit]

Being one of the most common and oldest class of weapon system in use there are a vast number of manufacturers and factories producing this system. This reference should not be considered complete.

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

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"

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