Large Laser

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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]


The Large Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
BlazeFire Systems New Syrtis Johnston Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Bulldog Ingersoll
Bulldog Enterprises  ??? [citation needed]
ChisComp 43 Special New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs  ??? [citation needed]
Cyclops Eye Skye Cyclops Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
Defiance B3L Hesperus II Defiance Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Diverse Optics Type 30 Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
Exostar Delavan Dynamico Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Firmir MaxiLase Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry  ??? [citation needed]
Krupp Model 32 Mars Krupp Stellar Technologies Inc.  ??? [citation needed]
Lushann Redbeam Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Magna Mk III Lopez
General Mechanics
Red Devil Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
Maxell SR Mars Wangker Aerospace  ??? [citation needed]
Nightwind Loxley Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
RAMTech 1200 New Kyoto RAMTech Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Sunglow Outreach Blackwell Heavy Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Sunglow Type 2 Detroit
Detroit Consolidated MechWorks
Sterope Defense Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
Wu Heavy Capricorn III Wu Industries  ??? [citation needed]

See Also

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"