User:Onisuzume/Rotary Small Laser

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Rotary Small Laser
Custom Design
Production information
Type Energy
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability c2750(Star League), c3050 (Inner Sphere)
Technical specifications
Heat 1/shot
Damage 3/shot
Minimum Range -
Short Range 1
Medium Range 2
Long Range 3
Tons 2
Critical Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton
Cost (unloaded) 60000
Ammo Cost (per ton)
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0) 24


The Rotary Small Laser is a relatively simple upgrade to the Small Laser. It is done by taking a standard Small Laser and give it multiple barrels linked to a rotating unit set to rotary whenever the trigger is pulled. To prevent the weapon from ruining its own barrels, the laser is set to fire whenever the next barrel is aligned with the emission array. This allows the small laser to fire more rapidly at the cost of increasing heat and a chance of jamming when fired at higher rates.

Associated Rules[edit]

The Rotary Small Laser may fire up to six shots per turn. When firing only one shot, it is treated identically to a normal Small Laser. When firing at higher rates it follows the same rules as for rotary autocannons, except that due to the massive heat generated, the Rotary Small Laser suffers a +1 to-hit penalty.