Laser Reflective Armor

Laser Reflective armor

Overview[edit]

Originally an Experimental Technology, the Laser Reflective Armor was first created by the Lyran Alliance in 3058, and used in 3061 by Clan Jade Falcon.[1] Also known as Glazed or Reflec armor, the first batch of Laser Reflective Armor was created by accident on a Ferro-Fibrous armor production line.[2] Laser Reflective Armor dissipates energy weapon attacks 50% more efficiently than other armor types, reducing the amount of damage taken by the 'Mech mounting it. Despite the name, Laser Reflective Armor is effective against all energy weapons, not just lasers. PPCs, Flamers, and Plasma Rifles and Cannons are all less effective against it.[1]

The armor's status as Experimental item ended at the close of the Jihad era. It would enter regular production and became a standard Inner Sphere Technology in 3080.[3]

Description[edit]

Though the armor functions like standard armor against ballistic weapon attacks, it is very brittle. Whenever a 'Mech is physically attacked, falls, or crashes through a building, the armor is half as effective as standard or Ferro-Fibrous armor. This weakness has also been observed in artillery attacks.[1] In addition, Armor-Piercing autocannon ammunition, Tandem-Charge missiles, and BattleMech Tasers all have a better chance of penetrating the armor and causing critical damage.[1]

Like the Ferro-Fibrous armor it's based on, Laser Reflective Armor is bulkier than standard armor. In game terms it provides the standard protection per ton, and takes up ten critical slots on a 'Mech. The total damage taken by the armor from energy weapon attacks is halved, rounded down.

Models[edit]

Laser Reflective Armor is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
ArcShield Reflective Solaris Solaris Arms CPR-HD-003 Copperhead [4]
Long-Arms Laser Reflect/Max Solaris Doctor Géné Lyndon SP1-X Spatha [5]
Unknown Arc-Royal Arc-Royal MechWorks WLF-2X Wolfhound [6]
Unknown Arc-Royal Arc-Royal MechWorks ANH-2AX Annihilator [7]
Unknown Carlisle Bowie Industries SDT-1 Spindrift Aquatic SecurityMech [8]
Bowie Glinting Blade Reflective Carlisle Bowie Industries WKT-1S Wildkatze [9]
Unknown New Avalon Research and Testing Facility 44-J2A LGN-2X1 Legionnaire MUSE FIRE [10]
StarGuard Reflec w/CASE II Kathil General Motors BZK-D1 Hollander III [11]
Wangker Solarion Firgrove Greenock Aero Manufacturing, Ltd. RDL-01C Rondel [12]
Wangker Solarion Axton Wangker Aerospace CUT-01D Cutlass [13]
Boeing Mirage Reflective Terra Boeing Interstellar SMG-0 Simurgh [14]
StarGuard Aurora Reflective New Samarkand Yan Manufacturing Kamakiri [15]
StarGuard Aurora Reflective Unity Pesht Motors Mamono [16]
Gamma Special Reflective CSF Kraken Mobile Production Facility Manufacturing Plant SFF-SKK6 Ostsol C [17]
Raydient Advance Series 4 Sudeten Olivetti Weaponry Gyrfalcon [18]
Grumman CRR Reflective Terra Grumman Industries Scapha [19]
StarGuard Reflec Panpour Jalastar Aerospace Gunsmith [20]
Unknown Salem General Motors Fusilier [21]
Unknown Luthien Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries Kishi [22]
Unknown Luthien Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries Zou [23]
Gamma Special Reflective Avon LAW-Avon Alpha Wendigo [24]
Naketsu Nagareboshi Reflective Chatham Wakazashi Enterprises Koroshiya [25]
Gamma Special Reflective Twycross Trellshire Heavy Industries Thresher II [26]
Unknown Tikonov Earthwerks Ltd. Cataphract [27]
Bowie Glinting Blade Reflective Herzberg Kaiser Systems Rawhide [28]
ArcShield Reflective Tikonov Earthwerks Ltd. Thunderbolt [29]
Gamma Special Reflective CSF Kraken Mobile Production Facility Manufacturing Plant SFF-IT5 Stormwolf [30]
Gamma Special Reflective Thermopolis Kallon Weapon Industries Stormwolf [30]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tactical Operations, p. 281, "Laser Reflective Armor"
  2. Tactical Handbook, p. 68
  3. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 206, "Jihad Technology Advancement Table"
  4. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 130, "CPR-HD-003 Copperhead"
  5. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 158, "SP1-X Spatha"
  6. Experimental Technical Readout: Mercenaries, p. 3, "WLF-2X Wolfhound"
  7. Experimental Technical Readout: Mercenaries, p. 6, "ANH-2AX Annihilator"
  8. Experimental Technical Readout: Boondocks, p. 5, "SDT-1 Spindrift"
  9. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 170, "WKT-1S Wildkatze"
  10. Experimental Technical Readout: Davion, p. 3, "LGN-2X1 Legionnaire MUSE FIRE"
  11. Technical Readout 3145: Federated Suns, p. 34, "BZK-D1 Hollander III"
  12. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, pp. 50-51, "RDL-01C Rondel"
  13. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, pp. 52-53, "CUT-01D Cutlass"
  14. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 52-53, "SMG-0 Simurgh"
  15. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 20
  16. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 24
  17. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 7
  18. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 38
  19. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, p. 20
  20. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 32
  21. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 9
  22. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 5
  23. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 9
  24. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 36
  25. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 50
  26. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 4, p. 8
  27. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 6, p. 13
  28. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 15, p. 4
  29. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 15, p. 7
  30. 30.0 30.1 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 16, p. 10

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