Large Laser

Large Laser
Production information
Type Energy Weapon
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Introduced IS = 2306 TH[1]
Year Extinction Clan = 2850
Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings C[2]/D[2]/C[2]
Technical specifications
Heat 8[3]
Damage 8[3]
Minimum Range 0[3]
Short Range 1-5[3]
Medium Range 6-10[3]
Long Range 11-15[3]
Tons 5[3]
Critical Slots 2[3]
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 100,000[2]
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) 124
BV (2.0) 123[4]


"Laser" stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation", or a device that emits an amplified, contiguous beam of light onto a small surface area. Lasers cause damage by firing an intense beam of light at a target, flooding concentrated energy in the form of heat, which can melt material and overwhelm heat-sensitive electronics. The Large Laser differs from its smaller cousins by being a gamma-ray laser firing a much more powerful beam, allowing it to reach to further ranges and cause more damage.[5] However, the increased bulk and heat generation limits the weapon to ground vehicles, aircraft, and BattleMechs. The type was first introduced by the Terran Hegemony in 2306.[1]


The Large Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

ChisComp 43 Special[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs  ??? [citation needed]

Defiance B3L[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries  ??? [citation needed]

Magna Mk III[edit]

The Magna Mk III is known (when mounted on a Katana) to emit emerald colored beams.[6]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Lopez [citation needed]
Mars General Mechanics [citation needed]
Pandora Red Devil Industries [citation needed]

RAMTech 1200[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Kyoto RAMTech Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Brand Planet Company Used by References
BlazeFire Systems New Syrtis Johnston Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Bulldog Ingersoll
Bulldog Enterprises  ??? [citation needed]
Cyclops Eye Skye Cyclops Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
Diverse Optics Type 30 Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
Exostar Delavan Dynamico Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Firmir MaxiLase Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry  ??? [citation needed]
Krupp Model 32 Mars Krupp Stellar Technologies Inc.  ??? [citation needed]
Lushann Redbeam Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Maxell SR Mars Wangker Aerospace  ??? [citation needed]
Nightwind Loxley Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
Sunglow Outreach Blackwell Heavy Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Sunglow Type 2 Detroit
Detroit Consolidated MechWorks
Sterope Defense Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
Wu Heavy Capricorn III Wu Industries  ??? [citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Interstellar Operations, p. 118, "Prototype Dates For Basic Weapons Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 TechManual, p. 291, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  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. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 99, "Laser Systems"
  6. A New Game, p. 7 (BattleCorps PDF version)