Large Chemical Laser

Large Chemical Laser
Production information
Type Direct Fire- Energy
Tech Base Clan[1]
Year Availability 3059[2]
Technical specifications
Heat 6[3]
Damage 8[3]
Minimum Range N/A[3]
Short Range 1-5[3]
Medium Range 6-10[3]
Long Range 11-15[3]
Tons 5[1]
Critical Slots 2
Space Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton 10
Cost (unloaded) 75,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 30,000[1]
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 99 for laser;
12 for ammo[4]


The Large Chemical Laser is the Large Laser equivalent in the Chemical Laser family. Intended for use on combat vehicles that have an ICE or fuel cell-powered motor, the chemical laser uses a "shell"[citation needed] of lasing chemicals to create the energy it needs to fire a laser beam at a target. The drawback to this system is that unlike every other laser system that exists, it can actually run out of ammunition. The key advantage to the system is that it will operate on vehicles that lack a fusion engine and it doesn't require power amplifiers.[2]

The Large Chemical Laser has a range and damage profile identical to an Inner Sphere Large Laser.

In older editions, the Large Chemical Laser was so bulky that it could not be used by ProtoMechs, but this has since changed and may now be used on other conventional combat units.[5]


As this weapon is produced only by the Clans, there are no Inner Sphere models.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tactical Operations, p. 407, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tactical Operations, p. 320, "Chemical Lasers"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Tactical Operations, p. 406, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Combat Data"
  4. Tactical Operations, p. 384, "Clan Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  5. Tactical Operations:AU&E, p. 219, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"