Extended Range Small Laser

ER Small Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Direct-Fire)
Tech Base Clan / Inner Sphere[1]
Year Availability Clan = circa 2820[1]

IS = 3058[1]

Technical specifications
Heat 2[2][3]
Damage Clan = 5[3]

IS = 3[2]

Minimum Range 0[2]
Short Range 1-2[2]
Medium Range 3-4[2]
Long Range Clan = 5-6[3]

IS = 5[2]

Tons 0.5[2]
Critical Slots 1[2]
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 11,250
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 31

IS = 17

BV (2.0) Clan = 31[4]

IS = 17[5]



Description

The Extended-Range Small Laser (ER Small Laser) focuses a powerful beam of light on targets that causes damage by overheating or melting the target.

As the name suggests, the Extended-Range variant of the Small Laser increases the power of the beam to project it to much farther ranges. The power necessary to facilitate the production of such generates an increased quantity of waste heat.[1]

Extended Range Small Lasers can be mounted on infantry, powered armor, or Elementals.

Variants

In the years between the Second Exodus and the beginning of Operation KLONDIKE the nascent Clans began development of what would become the ER Small Laser. One of the first of the advanced weapon types to be developed, experimental prototype versions of this new weapon were used during Operation KLONDIKE in small quantities. The Clan Prototype ER Small Laser (ER-SL-CP) available during this period has identical stats to the Inner Sphere ER Small Laser, other than that it generates 2 heat per shot.[6]

Models

The Extended-Range Small Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
BlazeFire Longshot New Syrtis Johnston Industries [citation needed]
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Irian Diverse Optics Incorporated [citation needed]
ExoStar Pinnacle (Clantech) Delavan ExoStar Laser Technologies BLK-NT-5H Black Knight [7]
Magna Mk IV Lopez Magna [citation needed]
SCI [8]
Series 1 Arcadia
Irece
Arcadia BattleMech Plant CM-T4
Barcella Beta
[citation needed]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 TechManual, p. 226, "Laser - Extended-Range (ER) Laser"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 TechManual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Weapons And Equipment Table"
  4. TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  5. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  6. Historical: Operation KLONDIKE, p. 156, "Prototype Clan Systems"
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 45, "BLK-NT-5H Black Knight"
  8. "BattleTech Video Game", Equpiment

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