Medium Pulse Laser

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Medium Pulse Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Pulse)
Tech Base Clan / Inner Sphere
Year Introduced Clan = 2827 CJF

IS = 2609[1] TH[2]

Year Extinction IS = 2950[1]
Year Reintroduced IS = 3037 DC[1]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E[1]/F[1]/D[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 4[3][4]
Damage Clan = 7[4]

IS = 6[3]

Minimum Range 0[3][4]
Short Range Clan = 4[4]

IS = 2[3]

Medium Range Clan = 8[4]

IS = 4[3]

Long Range Clan = 12[4]

IS = 6[3]

Tons 2[3]
Critical Slots 1[3]
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 60,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 111[citation needed]

IS = 48[citation needed]

BV (2.0) Clan = 111[5]

IS = 48[6]



Description[edit]

Introduced in 2609 by the Terran Hegemony. Pulse lasers differ from traditional laser weaponry in that instead of firing one powerful beam, they maintain laser beams fired off in quick succession. While offering an overall increased rate of fire, the heat output also increases accordingly. Pulse lasers increase damage because they allow vaporized armor to dissipate from the location of damage. This allows subsequent pulses to reach the target area without being diffused by the vapor.[2]

Medium Pulse Lasers are a mix of range and damage, making them useful in most situations. The heat buildup is moderate and the weapon causes good damage, although the Medium Pulse Laser still cannot be constantly discharged for extended periods of time.[2]

While not designated as such in the names, Clan Pulse Lasers have greatly extended range over Inner Sphere models.

Models[edit]

The Medium Pulse Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Defiance P5M[edit]

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

Magna 400P[edit]

Manufactured in both Capellan Confederation and Free Worlds League, the Magna 400P was noted as being generally and readily available throughout the Inner Sphere over the counter to anyone with enough C-Bills during the initial Clan Invasion.[7] [8]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry Falcon [9]
Lopez Magna Metals Inc Wolverine, Marauder, Crusader and Awesome [10]
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Awesome [11]

Series 2d[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
[citation needed]

Series 14a[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
[citation needed]

Sutel Precision Line[edit]

The Sutei Medium Pulse Laser is known to emit bursts of red light.[12]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Tancredi IV Precision Weaponry [citation needed]

Tronel XII[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited

Victory Heartbeat[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Marduk Victory Industries [citation needed]
Brand Planet Company Used by References
Aberdovey Connaught Kong Interstellar Corporation  ??? [citation needed]
Blankenburg Terra Blankenburg Technologies  ??? [citation needed]
Ceres Arms W Capella
St. Ives
Ceres Metals Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Defiance B4M Hesperus II? Defiance Industries [citation needed]
Diverse Optics Type 20P Kessel/Irian
Lushann
Diverse Optics Incorporated
Lushann Industrials Limited
[citation needed]
Diverse Optics Type 27P Sterope Sterope Defense Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Hellion P-II Andurien
Westover
Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Intek Irian
Shiro III
Irian BattleMechs Unlimited  ??? [citation needed]
Kajuka Type 2P Texlos Kajuka (Aerospace Division)  ??? [citation needed]
Kolibri Series Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex  ??? [citation needed]
Kolibri Omega Series Irece Barcella Beta  ??? [citation needed]
Magna 600P Tancredi IV Precision Weaponry  ??? [citation needed]
Martell Corey
Delavan
Fletcher
Chukchi III
Hollis Incorporated
Dynamico Limited
Flame Tech
Maxell Metals Incorporated
 ??? [citation needed]
Marten Asuncion/Bernardo Earthwerks Incorporated FLE-17 Flea [13]
Omicron 950 Unknown Unknown  ??? [citation needed]
Priestly 600p Andurien
Kendall
Brooks, Inc.  ??? [citation needed]
Raker-IV Victoria Shengli Arms  ??? [citation needed]
RAMTech 800P New Kyoto RAMTech  ??? [citation needed]
SCI [14]
Starflash  ??? Imstar Aerospace?  ??? [citation needed]
Valiant Ruby Dart Robinson Valiant Systems  ??? [citation needed]

Variants[edit]

  • MPL-P
    The Federated Commonwealth employed experimental versions of the medium pulse laser among some of its elite units during the War of 3039. These prototypes functioned nearly identical to the standard model but could generate random heat spikes when fired.[15]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 TechManual, p. 291, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 TechManual, p. 226, "Laser - Pulse Lasers"
  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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  5. TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  6. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  7. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 64 "Inner Sphere - Light 'Mechs - Falcon"
  8. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 92 "Inner Sphere - Medium 'Mechs - Assassin"
  9. Objective Raids, p. 142 "Industries - Betelgeuse - Firmir Weaponry"
  10. Objective Raids, p. 131 "Industries - Lopez - Magna"
  11. Objective Raids, p. 126 "Industries - Irian - Irian BattleMechs Unlimited"
  12. Impetus of War, Ch. 12
  13. Technical Readout: 3050, pp. 50-51, "FLE-17 Flea"
  14. "BattleTech Video Game", Equpiment
  15. Historical: War of 3039, p. 145

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