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Medium Pulse Laser

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Medium Pulse Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Pulse)
Tech Base Clan/Inner Sphere
Year Introduced Clan = 2827 CJF

IS = 2609 TH

Year Extinction IS = 2950
Year Reintroduced IS = 3037 DC
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E/F/D
Technical specifications
Heat 4
Damage Clan = 7

IS = 6

Minimum Range n/a
Short Range Clan = 4

IS = 2

Medium Range Clan = 8

IS = 4

Long Range Clan = 12

IS = 6

Tons 2
Critical Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 60,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 111

IS = 48

BV (2.0) Clan = 111[1]

IS = 48[2]



Contents

[edit] Overview

Introduced in 2609 by the Terran Hegemony[3]. Pulse lasers differ from traditional laser weaponry in that instead of firing one powerful beam, they maintain laser beams fired off in quick succession. While offering an overall increased rate of fire, the heat output also increases accordingly. Pulse lasers increase damage because they allow vaporized armor to dissipate from the location of damage. This allows subsequent pulses to reach the target area without being diffused by the vapor.

Medium Pulse Lasers are a mix of range and damage, making them useful in most situations. The heat buildup is moderate and the weapon causes good damage, although the Medium Pulse Laser still cannot be constantly discharged for extended periods of time.

While not designated as such in the names, Clan Pulse Lasers have greatly extended range over Inner Sphere models.

[edit] Manufacturing

The Medium Pulse Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company
Aberdovey Connaught Kong Interstellar Corporation
Blankenburg Terra Blankenburg Technologies
Ceres Arms W Capella Ceres Metals Industries
Ceres Arms W St. Ives Ceres Metals Industries
Defiance B4M Hesperus II? Defiance Industries
Defiance P5M Furillo Defiance Industries
Defiance P5M Hesperus II Defiance Industries
Diverse Optics Type 20P Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated
Diverse Optics Type 20P Irian Diverse Optics Incorporated
Diverse Optics Type 20P Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited
Diverse Optics Type 27P Sterope Sterope Defense Industries
Hellion P-II Andurien Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
Hellion P-II Westover Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
Intek Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
Intek Shiro III Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
Kajuka Type 2P Texlos Kajuka (Aerospace Division)
Kolibri Series Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex
Kolibri Omega Series Irece Barcella Beta
Magna 400P Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry
Magna 400P Lopez Magna
Magna 600P Tancredi IV Precision Weaponry
Magna Quasar  ???  ???
Martell Corey Hollis Incorporated
Martell Delavan Dynamico Limited
Martell Fletcher Flame Tech
Maxell Chukchi III Maxell Metals Incorporated
Omicron 950 Unknown Unknown
Priestly 600p Andurien Bergan Industries
Priestly 600p Kendall Bergan Industries
Raker-IV Victoria Shengli Arms
RAMTech 800P New Kyoto RAMTech
Starflash  ??? Imstar Aerospace?
Sutel Precision Line Tancredi IV Precision Weaponry
Tronel XII Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited
Valiant Ruby Dart Robinson Valiant Systems
Victory Heartbeat Marduk Victory - (Norse BattleMech Works)

[edit] Inner Sphere

Type Typically used in Manufactured by Manufactured on References
Marten Medium Pulse Laser FLE-17 Flea Earthwerks Incorporated Asuncion
Bernardo
[4]

[edit] See Also

The Medium Pulse 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:

[edit] References

  1. TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  2. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. TechManual, p. 226
  4. Technical Readout: 3050, p.50-51

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