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Large Laser

Large Laser
Production information
Type Energy Weapon
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Introduced IS = 2430 TH[1][2]
Year Extinction Clan = 2850
Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings C[2]/D[2]/C[2]
Technical specifications
Heat 8[3]
Damage 8[3]
Minimum Range 0[3]
Short Range 1-5[3]
Medium Range 6-10[3]
Long Range 11-15[3]
Tons 5[3]
Critical Slots 2[3]
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 100,000[2]
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) 124
BV (2.0) 123[4]


"Laser" stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation", or a device that emits an amplified, contiguous beam of light onto a small surface area. Lasers cause damage by firing an intense beam of light at a target, flooding concentrated energy in the form of heat, which can melt material and overwhelm heat-sensitive electronics. The Large Laser differs from its smaller cousins by being a gamma-ray laser firing a much more powerful beam, allowing it to reach to further ranges and cause more damage.[5] However, the increased bulk and heat generation limits the weapon to ground vehicles, aircraft, and BattleMechs. The type was first introduced by the Terran Hegemony in 2430.[1]


See AlsoEdit

The Large 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:


  1. 1.0 1.1 TechManual, pp. 226-227, "Laser - Standard Laser"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 TechManual, p. 291, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 TechManual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  4. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 99, "Laser Systems"