Medium laser

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Medium laser
Production information
Type energy (direct fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Introduced IS = 2290 TA[1]
Year Extinction Clan = 2850
Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings B/B/B
Technical specifications
Heat 3
Damage 5
Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 1-3
Medium Range 4-6
Long Range 7-9
Tons 1
Mass 500 kg
Critical Slots 1
Space Slots 3
Cost (unloaded) 40,000
BV (1.0) 46
BV (2.0) 46[2]



Description[edit]

The Medium Laser is a midrange weapon of the standard type from the laser class of weaponry. A free-electron laser, it is a device that focuses an amplified beam of light on a small surface area.[3] The medium laser uses this intensified beam of light to damage targets by heating them to melting temperatures. The relatively compact size and effectiveness of the Medium Laser attributes its widespread use over many types of combat units, though it is regarded as a "Heavy Support Laser" when carried by infantry squads or mounted on powered armor.

Models[edit]

Being one of the most common and oldest class of weapon system in use, there are a vast number of manufacturers and factories producing these. This reference should not be considered complete.

Aberdovey Mk II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Epsilon Eridani Kressly Warworks Bandersnatch [4]

Aberdovey Mk III[edit]

While more expensive than the more common Martell lasers, the Aberdovey Mk III is of superior quality and requires very little maintenance.[5]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Lapida II Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited Spider [5]
Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited Spider [5]

Allied Technologies Model 2[edit]

While more expensive than the more common Martell lasers, the Aberdovey Mk III is of superior quality and requires very little maintenance.[5]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra New Age Systems Incorporated Spad [6]

Argra 1L[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Alula Australis Merryweather Industries Gladiator [7][8]

Argra 3L[edit]

The Argra 3L boasts a more rugged focal system and better spectral purity when compared to the older Argra 27C Medium Laser.[9][10]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Jenner [11]

ChisComp 38[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs Hammerhands [12]

ChisComp 39[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs Talon [13]
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs Dervish [14]
Robinson Robinson Standard BattleWorks Watchman [15]
Filtvelt Coalition Armory Inc. Hound [16]

Defiance B3M[edit]

The Defiance B3M was a model of Medium Laser in common use throughout the Lyran Commonwealth.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Coventry Coventry Metal Works Commando, Scarabus [17][18]
Furillo Defiance Industries Locust [19]
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Atlas, Avenger, Banshee, Battlemaster, Cobra, Commando, Condor, Falconer, Firestarter, Flashman, Gunslinger, Hatchetman, Phoenix Hawk, Rifleman, Salamander, Stinger, Thunder Hawk, Zeus [20][21][22]
Pandora Red Devil Industries Rifleman, Battlemaster [23]
Loxley Norse BattleMech Works Spector [24]
Loxley Blue Shot Weapons Starslayer [25]
Tharkad TharHes Industries Wolfhound [26]

Diplan M3[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Bryant Lantren Corporation (destroyed 2843) Grasshopper [27]
Kathil General Motors Stealth [28]
Irian Irian Technologies Tempest [29]
Epsilon Eridani Kressly WarWorks Titan II [30]

Diplass Optima[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Apollo Diplass Technologies Banshee, Phoenix, Stinger, Wasp [31]

Diverse Optics Type 2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited Lightning, Locust, Stinger, Wasp [32]
New Vandenberg Concordat Telecom and TransStellar Quasit [33]
Sian Hellespont 'Mech Works Wasp [34]
Stewart Corean Enterprises Icarus II [35]

Diverse Optics Type 18[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Gibson Gibson Federated BattleMechs Buccaneer [36]
Keystone Earthwerks Incorporated Thunderbolt [37]
Alphard Marian Arms Centurion MilitiaMech [38]
Sterope Sterope Defense Industries Archer, Commando, Hatchetman, J. Edgar, Stinger, Thunderbolt, Wasp [39]
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Archer, Thunderbolt [40]
Chahar Trellshire Heavy Industries Thunderbolt [41]

Diverse Optics Type 20[edit]

The Diverse Optics Type 20 is a standard model used in many Draconis Combine designs.[42]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated Cyclops, Daikyu, JVN-10F Javelin, No-Dachi, O-Bakemono, Sai, Shilone, Sholagar, Slayer [43][44][45][42][46][47][48][49][50][51]

Firefly Type II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Apollo Roe Weapon Systems VLC 302 -5N Vulcan [52]

Firmir Standard[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry Exported [53]

Harmon Starclass[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Son Hoa StarCorps Industries Highlander [54]

Hellion B-II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Andurien Andurien Aerotech Stingray, Deathstalker [55][56]
Westover Andurien Aerotech Stingray, Deathstalker [55][55]

Hellion-V[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Shiro III Grumman Amalgamated Ontos [57]
Andurien Brooks, Inc. Galleon [58]
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Galleon, Hermes [59]
Trellisane Gutierrez Aerospace Stingray [60]
Kendall Brooks Incorporated Galleon [61]
Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Hunchback [62]
New Hessen New Hessen WorkMechs Rook [63]

Hellion Spitfire[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Ford Military Limited Thorn [64]

Intek[edit]

The Intek Medium Laser uses an 8 cm focusing lens when mounted in a Crusader[65] and 4 cm lenses in an Axman.[66]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Loxley Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated Devastator [67]
New Syrtis Johnston Industries Axman, Caesar, Cataphract, Thrush, Transit [68]
Dieron Whitworth Company (destroyed 2776) Whitworth [69]
Kathil General Motors (destroyed 2796) Blackjack [70]
Storfors J.B. BattleMechs Incorporated Chameleon [71]
Tharkad TharHes Industries Crusader [72]
Oliver Brigadier Crusader [72]
Asuncion Kallon Crusader [72]
Bernardo Kallon Crusader [72]

Irian Weapons Works Super 6[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Albatross, Guillotine, Initiate [73][74][75][76]

Kajuka Type 2 "Bright Blossom"[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Sian Saroyan Special Productions Transgressor [77]
Texlos Kajuka Aerospace Division Exported [78]
St. Ives Mujika Aerospace Technologies Thrush [79]
Capella Mujika Aerospace Technologies Transit [80]

Krupp Model 2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Mars Krupp Stellar Technologies Inc. Lancelot [81]

Magna Mk II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Coventry Coventry Metal Works Firestarter [82]
Gibson Free Worlds Defense Industries Cicada [83]
Stewart Corean Enterprises Trebuchet [84]
Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Trebuchet [84]
Mars General Mechanics Kintaro [85]
Gibson Free Worlds Defense Industries Wolverine [86]
Marduk Victory Industries Wolverine [86]
Thermopolis Kallon Industries Wolverine [86]
Nanking Kallon Industries Wolverine [86]
Talon Kallon Industries Jagermech [87]
Shiro III Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Stalker [88]
Twycross Trellshire Heavy Industries Stalker [88]
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Banshee [89]

Martell[edit]

The Martell Medium Laser has a 6 cm focusing lens.[90]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Bernardo Earthwerks Incorporated Flea [91]
Asuncion Earthwerks Incorporated Flea [92]
Alpheratz Alliance Defenders Limited Locust [93]
Canopus IV Majesty Metals and Manufacturing Locust [94]
Ares Bergan Industries Locust [95]
Stewart Corean Enterprises Locust [96]
Terra Skobel MechWorks Mercury [97]
Terra Coventry/Earthwerks Combine (destroyed 2779) Firefly [98]
Errai Maltex Corporation (destroyed 2835) Assassin [99]
Bell Andoran Industries Ltd. (destroyed 2812) Clint [100]
Corey Andoran Industries Ltd. (destroyed 2791) Catapult [101]
Wallis Ronin Inc. Warhammer [102]
Exported to Gibson for Locust [102]
Exported to Keystone for Battlemaster [102]
Exported to Calloway VI for Shadow Hawk [102]
Pandora Red Devil Industries Battlemaster [103]
Asuncion Kallon Industries Falcon Hawk [104]
Gibson Free Worlds Defense Industries Anvil [105]
Alshain Alshain Weapons Locust [106]
Pinard Vandenberg Mechanized Industries Lightning, Locust, Marauder, Sabre, Thunderbird, Warhammer [107]
Delavan Dynamico Limited Buccaneer [108]
Exported to Sarna to Tengo Aerospace for Cheetah, Lightning, Mammoth, Mule, Seeker, Thrush [108]
Exported to Panpour to Jalastar Aerospace for Condor, Manticore, Sabre, Sparrowhawk [108]
Exported to Axton to Wangker Aerospace for Banshee, Corsair, Cutlass, Eagle, Thunderbird, Tomahawk [108]
Exported to New Avalon to Lycomb-Davion IntroTech for Hellcat, Stuka [108]
Exported to Sirius for Ontos [108]
Exported to Talon for Hornet, Rifleman [108]
Sudeten Olivetti Weaponry Warhammer [23]
Epsilon Eridani Harvard Company, Inc. Wasp LAM [109]

Martell Model 5[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Alpheratz Mountain Wolf BattleMechs Merlin [110]
Outreach GM Blackwell of Outreach Imp [111]

Maxwell[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Chukchi III Maxell Metals Incorporated Centurion, Eagle, Sabre, Thunderbird [112]

Maxwell DT[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kwangjong-ni Weigel Armory and Munitions (destroyed 2767) Rampage [113]
Mizar Fairchild Dornier (destroyed 2774) Samurai [114]
Donegal Lockheed-CBM Corporation Lucifer [115]

Maxwell TR[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Bowie Industries Gabriel [116]

Maxwell-UD6[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Caletra Fighters Swift [117]

Omicron 950[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Belladonna Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion Ripper [118]

Omicron 3000[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry Stinger [119]

Omicron 4000[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Quickdraw [120][121]
Savannah Technicron Manufacturing Quickdraw [120][122]

Photech 806c[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Avalon Corean Enterprises Centurion [123]
Crofton, Emris IV, Menke, St. Ives, Son Hoa StarCorps Industries Emperor [124]
Loburg StarCorps Industries King Crab [125]

RAMTech 800[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Kyoto RAMTech Seydlitz [126]

Rassal Blue-Beam[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arcturus Arcturan Arms (defunct 2541) Crossbow [127]

Starflash[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Skobel MechWorks Mackie [128]
Terra Leopard Armor Rhino [129]
Graham IV Mitchell Vehicles (destroyed 2775) Hellcat II [130]

Starflash-1A[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Capella Iona Light Shipyards (destroyed 2797) Rogue [131]

Starflash II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Amity Imstar Aerospace Cheetah [131]

Tronel II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Connaught Kong Interstellar Corporation Ostscout (destroyed 2802) [132]
Connaught Kong Interstellar Corporation Black Knight (destroyed 2820) [133]

Victory 23R[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Abiy Adi Luthien Armor Works Wolf Trap [134]
Abiy Adi Luthien Armor Works Jenner [135]
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Dragon [136]
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Lancelot [137]
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Avatar [138]
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Daimyo [139]
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Komodo [140]
Nykvarn Luthien Armor Works Grand Dragon [141]
Marduk Victory Industries Avatar [142]
Quentin Independence Weaponry Akuma [143]
Crofton, Loburg, St. Ives, Son Hoa StarCorps Industries Avatar [144]

Notes[edit]

  • This article refers to a common object and addresses the object as a common noun. The preferred term is "medium laser" (except on section titles & table headings, where "Medium Laser" is favored).

References[edit]

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