Improved Heavy Large Laser

Improved Heavy Large Laser
Production information
Type Direct Fire - Energy
Tech Base Clan[1] Experimental
(Advanced after 3085[2]
Year Availability 3069[3]
Technical specifications
Heat 18[4]
Damage 16[4]
Minimum Range 0[4]
Short Range 1-5[4]
Medium Range 6-10[4]
Long Range 11-15[4]
Tons 4[1]
Critical Slots 3
Ammo Per Ton N/A
Cost (unloaded) 350,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) N/A
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 296[5]


The Improved Heavy Large Laser is Clan Goliath Scorpion's most powerful Heavy Laser design. Like the version introduced by Clan Star Adder, it can inflict twice the damage of a standard Large Laser. Unlike the Star Adder's weapon, it doesn't interfere with targeting systems, so Scorpion Warriors have a better chance of hitting their target.[3]

The Improved Heavy Large Laser's only real drawback is the fragility of the capacitors it uses to store power. Much like a Gauss rifle, an Improved Heavy Laser will explode if destroyed in combat, inflicting a hit equivalent to a Large Laser to the 'Mechs internal structure.[3]


The Improved Heavy Large Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by Reference
Series XVI-a Sudeten Olivetti Weaponry Thunderbolt IIC [6]
Series 5D-1 Orestes Janesek Industries Tyre 3 [7]
Model X2 Twycross DS Aero Assembly Site Rho Hydaspes 3 [8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tactical Operations, p. 407, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  2. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 207, "Jihad Technology Advancment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tactical Operations, p. 321, "Improved Heavy Large Laser"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Tactical Operations, p. 406, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Combat Data"
  5. Tactical Operations, p. 384, "Clan Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  6. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 150, "Thunderbolt IIC"
  7. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 194, "Tyre 3"
  8. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 198, "Hydaspes 3"