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[1] TH[2]

Year Extinction IS = 2950[1]
Year Reintroduced IS = 3037 DC[1]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E[1]/F[1]/D[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 4[3][4]
Damage Clan = 7[4]

IS = 6[3]

Minimum Range 0[3][4]
Short Range Clan = 4[4]

IS = 2[3]

Medium Range Clan = 8[4]

IS = 4[3]

Long Range Clan = 12[4]

IS = 6[3]

Tons 2[3]
Critical Slots 1[3]
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 60,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 111[citation needed]

IS = 48[citation needed]

BV (2.0) Clan = 111[5]

IS = 48[6]


Introduced in 2609 by the Terran Hegemony. 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.[2]

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.[2]

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


The Medium Pulse Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
Aberdovey Connaught Kong Interstellar Corporation  ??? [citation needed]
Blankenburg Terra Blankenburg Technologies  ??? [citation needed]
Ceres Arms W Capella
St. Ives
Ceres Metals Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Defiance B4M Hesperus II? Defiance Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Defiance P5M Furillo
Hesperus II
Defiance Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Diverse Optics Type 20P Kessel/Irian
Diverse Optics Incorporated
Lushann Industrials Limited
 ??? [citation needed]
Diverse Optics Type 27P Sterope Sterope Defense Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Hellion P-II Andurien
Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Intek Irian
Shiro III
Irian BattleMechs Unlimited  ??? [citation needed]
Kajuka Type 2P Texlos Kajuka (Aerospace Division)  ??? [citation needed]
Kolibri Series Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex  ??? [citation needed]
Kolibri Omega Series Irece Barcella Beta  ??? [citation needed]
Magna 400P Betelgeuse
Firmir Weaponry
 ??? [citation needed]
Magna 600P Tancredi IV Precision Weaponry  ??? [citation needed]
Martell Corey
Chukchi III
Hollis Incorporated
Dynamico Limited
Flame Tech
Maxell Metals Incorporated
 ??? [citation needed]
Marten Asuncion/Bernardo Earthwerks Incorporated FLE-17 Flea [7]
Omicron 950 Unknown Unknown  ??? [citation needed]
Priestly 600p Andurien
Brooks, Inc.  ??? [citation needed]
Raker-IV Victoria Shengli Arms  ??? [citation needed]
RAMTech 800P New Kyoto RAMTech  ??? [citation needed]
Starflash  ??? Imstar Aerospace?  ??? [citation needed]
Sutel Precision Line Tancredi IV Precision Weaponry  ??? [citation needed]
Tronel XII Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Valiant Ruby Dart Robinson Valiant Systems  ??? [citation needed]
Victory Heartbeat Marduk Victory - (Norse BattleMech Works)  ??? [citation needed]

See Also[edit]

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:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 TechManual, p. 291, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 TechManual, p. 226, "Laser - Pulse Lasers"
  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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  5. TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  6. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  7. Technical Readout: 3050, pp. 50-51, "FLE-17 Flea"