Laser Turret

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A Laser Turret as depicted in MechWarrior 4: Vengeance
A Laser Turret as depicted in MechCommander


The Laser Turret is a defensive structure often used in the Federated Commonwealth. It is equipped with medium-range lasers and is mounted on a turret. The structure often is placed at strategic locations such as near entrances or at low-priority bases. Because of their small nature, laser turrets usually do not require a Turret Control Tower or a Power Generator to operate, making them more reliable than some turrets.


The turret's armament consists of either a pair of Medium Pulse Lasers (in MechWarrior 4) or a single laser (in MechCommander). These turrets only pose a threat to smaller vehicles and 'Mechs, and are easily outranged and outgunned.


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  • Though this turret doesn't require a control tower or a generator, the versions in MechCommander often rely on at least one of those.