Large X-Pulse Laser

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Large X-Pulse Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Direct Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 3057[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 14[2]
Damage 9[2]
Minimum Range None[2]
Short Range 1-5[2]
Medium Range 6-10[2]
Long Range 11-15[2]
Tons 7[2]
Critical Slots 2[2]
Ammo Per Ton N/A
Cost (unloaded) 275,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) N/A
BV (1.0) n/a
BV (2.0) 178[3]


X-Pulse Lasers were an attempt, started in 3055, by Federated Commonwealth technicians to increase the range of pulse lasers. The research endeavor was hampered by the FedCom Civil War, though prototypes existed at the time that had fired faster and with more power than current Inner Sphere pulse lasers. By the time of the Jihad, X-Pulse Lasers were undergoing preproduction testing and presumably fell into the hands of the Word of Blake. By 3075, the technology had not yet been made widely available but had started to hit the markets by 3078.[1][4]


X-Pulse Lasers are not a new weapon per se, but an upgrade that is separately added to the weapon for an additional cost.[citation needed] X-Pulse lasers also build up tremendous heat but this has been considered by technicians a necessary drawback. Large X-Pulse Lasers are the biggest and deadliest of the X-Pulse Lasers and though they build massive amounts of extra heat, they boast the same range as a standard Large Laser.


The Kuritan design of the Large X-Pulse Lasers is accredited to Buda Weapons Chief Researcher Hideoshi Yamika in 3073. In that year, he smuggled at least three prototypes and his team to Luthien to battlefield-test the weapons. In March 3074, he and his prototypes were captured by the Word of Blake.[5]


No production models are yet available, but the Federated Suns and Lyran Alliance are the most likely to start production.[citation needed]

See Also[edit]

The Large X-Pulse Laser has been used in various video games, each with their own stats for the weapon; below is a list of the games that use it along with a link to each version's stats:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tactical Operations, p. 321, "X-Pulse Lasers"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Tactical Operations, pp. 408-409, "Heavy Weapons and Equipment Combat Data"
  3. Tactical Operations, p. 382, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table [Addendum]"
  4. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 207, "Jihad Technology Advancement Table"
  5. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, pp. 10-11, "Light Machine"