Extended-Range Large Laser

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

IS = 2620 TH[1]

Year Extinction IS = 2950[1]
Year Reintroduced IS = 3037 DC[1]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E/F/D
Technical specifications
Heat 12[2][3]
Damage Clan = 10[3]

IS = 8[2]

Minimum Range 0[2]
Short Range Clan = 1-8[3]

IS = 1-7[2]

Medium Range Clan = 9-15[3]

IS = 8-14[2]

Long Range Clan = 16-25[3]

IS = 15-19[2]

Tons Clan = 4[3]

IS = 5[2]

Critical Slots Clan = 1[3]

IS = 2[2]

Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 200,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 249

IS = 163

BV (2.0) Clan = 248[4]

IS = 163[5]



Description[edit]

Introduced in 2620 by the Terran Hegemony. The Extended-Range Large Laser (ER Large Laser) focuses a powerful beam of light on targets that causes damage by overheating or melting the target.[1]

As the name suggests, the Extended-Range variant of the Large Laser increases the power of the beam to project it to much farther ranges. The power necessary to facilitate the production of such generates a greatly increased quantity of waste heat.

As with most Clan energy weapons, the Clans lack their own standard Large Laser.

Manufacturing[edit]

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

Blankenburg[edit]

The Blankenburg ER Large Laser is Star League era weapon.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Blankenburg Technologies Grim Reaper [6]
Terra Millennium Industries Chevalier [7]

Blankenburg 25[edit]

The Blankenburg 25 is a Star League era ER Large Laser.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Earth Hegemony Research and Development Department, Weapons Division Atlas II [8]
Terra Blankenburg Technologies Crockett [9]

BlazeFire Sweetshot[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs Enforcer III [10]
Talon Kallon Industries Enforcer III [10]
Tharkad TharHes Industries Bushwacker [11]
Tharkad TharHes Industries Barghest [12]
Warlock Ceres Metals Industries Helios [13]

Cyclops XII[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Skye Cyclops Incorporated Glaive [14]

Defiance C9L[edit]

The C9L is a Clan-grade ER Large Laser.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries AS8-S Atlas [15]

Defiance Model 6[edit]

The Model 6 is exported to Carlisle.[16]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Razorback [16]

Diverse Optics Sunbeam[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Storfors J.B. BattleMechs Incorporated Chameleon [17]
Wallis Ronin Incorporated Ostroc [18]
Adelaide Trellshire Heavy Industries Thunderbolt [19]

Series 7Ja[edit]

The Series 7Ja was a Clan built weapon. [20]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex Canis [20]

Series 7K[edit]

The Series 7K was a Clan built weapon.[21]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Alshain Bergan Industries Arcas [21]

Series 7N[edit]

The Series 7N was a Clan built weapon.[22]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Huntress Abysmal Manufacturing Complex Horned Owl [22]

Series 7NC[edit]

The Series 7NC was a Clan built weapon.[23]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Irece Irece Alpha Supernova [23]
Irece Irece Alpha Griffin IIC [24]

Victory Nickel Alloy[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Marduk Independence Weaponry AS8-K Atlas [25]

Variants[edit]

  • ER-LL-P
    The Federated Commonwealth employed experimental versions of the ER Large Laser among some of its elite units during the War of 3039. While achieving the same range and destructive power, these prototypes were less accurate and generated random heat spikes.[26]

Apocryphal Variants[edit]

Apocryphal Content Starts

The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

These variants were introduced in various apocryphal sources, and thus far have not appeared in any canonical media.

From BattleTech (Video Game):

  • "SCI" 
    A LosTech ER Large Laser found in this game listed with an unknown manufacturer 'SCI.' Stats-wise it is similar to the extinct Terran Hegemony ER Large Laser in Classic BattleTech.[27]

Apocryphal Content Ends

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 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. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 44
  7. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 18
  8. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 182
  9. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 160
  10. 10.0 10.1 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 122
  11. Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 130
  12. Technical Readout: 3060 Revised, p. 114
  13. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 130
  14. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 14
  15. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 24, p. 9
  16. 16.0 16.1 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 52: "RZK-9S Razorback"
  17. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 33
  18. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 57
  19. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 73
  20. 20.0 20.1 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 178
  21. 21.0 21.1 Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 18
  22. 22.0 22.1 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 110
  23. 23.0 23.1 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 74
  24. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 10
  25. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 9, p. 9
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 145
  27. BattleTech (video game), Equipment

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