Medium laser

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Medium laser
Production information
Type energy (direct fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Introduced IS = 2290 TA[1]
Year Extinction Clan = 2850
Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings B/B/B
Technical specifications
Heat 3
Damage 5
Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 1-3
Medium Range 4-6
Long Range 7-9
Tons 1
Mass 500 kg
Critical Slots 1
Space Slots 3
Cost (unloaded) 40,000
BV (1.0) 46
BV (2.0) 46[2]



Description[edit]

The Medium Laser is a midrange weapon of the standard type from the laser class of weaponry. A free-electron laser, it is a device that focuses an amplified beam of light on a small surface area.[3] The medium laser uses this intensified beam of light to damage targets by heating them to melting temperatures. The relatively compact size and effectiveness of the Medium Laser attributes its widespread use over many types of combat units, though it is regarded as a "Heavy Support Laser" when carried by infantry squads or mounted on powered armor.

Models[edit]

Being one of the most common and oldest class of weapon system in use, there are a vast number of manufacturers and factories producing these. This reference should not be considered complete.

Aberdovey Mk II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Epsilon Eridani Kressly Warworks Bandersnatch [4]

Aberdovey Mk III[edit]

While more expensive than the more common Martell lasers, the Aberdovey Mk III is of superior quality and requires very little maintenance.[5]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Lapida II Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited SDR-5V Spider [5]
Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited SDR-5V Spider [5]

Argra 1L[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Alula Australis Merryweather Industries GLD-4R Gladiator [6][7]

Argra 3L[edit]

The Argra 3L boasts a more rugged focal system and better spectral purity when compared to the older Argra 27C Medium Laser.[8][9]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Jenner [10]

Defiance B3M[edit]

The Defiance B3M was a model of Medium Laser in common use throughout the Lyran Commonwealth.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Coventry Coventry Metal Works Commando, Scarabus [11][12]
Furillo Defiance Industries Locust [13]
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Banshee, Atlas, Phoenix Hawk, Commando, Firestarter, Stinger, Rifleman, Hatchetman, Flashman, Zeus, Thunder Hawk, Falconer, Battlemaster, Gunslinger, Cobra, Salamander, Avenger, Condor [14][15][16]
Pandora Red Devil Industries Rifleman, Battlemaster [17]
Loxley Norse BattleMech Works Spector [18]
Loxley Blue Shot Weapons Starslayer [19]
Tharkad TharHes Industries Wolfhound [20]

Diplan M3[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Bryant (destroyed 2843) Lantren Corporation Grasshopper [21]
Kathil General Motors Stealth [22]
Irian Irian Technologies Tempest [23]
Epsilon Eridani Kressly WarWorks Titan II [24]

Diplass Optima[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Apollo Diplass Technologies Stinger, Wasp, Phoenix, Banshee [25]

Diverse Optics Type 2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited Wasp, Stinger, Locust, Lightning [26]
New Vandenberg Concordat Telecom and TransStellar Quasit [27]
Sian Hellespont 'Mech Works Wasp [28]
Sterope Sterope Defense Industries
Stewart Corean Enterprises Icarus II [29]

Diverse Optics Type 18[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Gibson Gibson Federated BattleMechs Buccaneer [30]
Keystone Earthwerks Incorporated Thunderbolt [31]
Alphard Marian Arms Centurion MilitiaMech [32]

Diverse Optics Type 20[edit]

The Diverse Optics Type 20 is a standard model used in many Draconis Combine designs.[33]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated JVN-10F Fire Javelin, CP-10-Z and CP-11-A Cyclops, SL-21 Sholagar, SL-17 Shilone, SL-15 Slayer, S-3 Sai, DAI-01 Daikyu, OBK-M10 O-Bakemono, NDA-1K No-Dachi [34][35][36][33][37][38][39][40][41][42]

Firefly Type II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Apollo Roe Weapon Systems

Firmir Standard[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry

Hellion B-II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Andurien Free Worlds Defense Industries
Westover Free Worlds Defense Industries

Hellion-V[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Andurien Bergan Industries
Andurien Brooks, Inc.
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited

Hellion Spitfire[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Ford Military Limited Thorn

Intek[edit]

The Intek Medium Laser uses an 8 cm focusing lens when mounted in a Crusader[43] and 4 cm lenses in an Axman.[44]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arc-Royal TharHes Industries
New Syrtis Johnston Industries Axman, Caesar, Cataphract, Thrush, Transit [45]

Irian Weapons Works Super 6[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited GLT-5M Guillotine, ALB-3U Albatross, INI-02 Initiate [46][47][48][49]

Kajuka Type 2 "Bright Blossom"[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Sian Saroyan Special Productions TR-7 Thrush, TR-13 Transgressor [50][51][52][53]
Texlos Kajuka Aerospace Division C-SK1 Cossack, TR-7 Thrush, TR-10 Transit, TR-13 Transgressor [50][51][52][53]

Krupp Model 2[edit]

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

Magna Mk II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Coventry Coventry Metal Works Firestarter [54]
Gibson Free Worlds Defense Industries Cicada [55]
Stewart, Kalidasa Corean Enterprises, Kali Yama Weapons Industries Trebuchet [56]
Mars General Mechanics Kintaro [57]
Nanking, Thermopolis, Marduk, Gibson Kallon Industries, Victory Industries, Free Worlds Defense Industries Wolverine [58]
Talon Kallon Industries Jagermech [59]
Shiro III, Twycross Irian BattleMechs Unlimited, Trellshire Heavy Industries Stalker [60]
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Banshee [61]

Martell[edit]

The Martell Medium Laser has a 6 cm focusing lens.[62]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Ares Bergan Industries Locust [63]
Corey Hollis Incorporated
Delavan Dynamico Limited Buccaneer, Ontos, Hornet, Riflemen, Cheetah, Thrush, Lightning, Mammoth, Mule, Seeker, Centurion, Grasshopper, Condor, Manticore, Typhoon, Sabre, Sparrowhawk, Banshee, Corsair, Cutlass, Eagle, Thunderbird, Hellcat, Stuka [64]
El Dorado General Motors Warhammer
Fletcher Flame Tech
Epsilon Eridani Harvard Company, Inc. Wasp LAM [65]

Martell Model 5[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Canopus IV Majesty Metals and Manufacturing

Maxwell[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Chukchi III Maxwell Metals Incorporated Sabre, Centurion, Eagle, Thunderbird [66]

OMI HighBurn[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Earth New Earth Trading Company Manticore [67]

Omicron 950[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Aldis Industries

Omicron 3000[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry
Illiushin Vandenberg Mechanized Industries

Omicron 4000[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Quickdraw [68]

Photech 806c[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Avalon Corean Enterprises Centurion

RAMTech 800[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Kyoto RAMTech Seydlitz [69]

Rassal Blue-Beam[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arcturus Arcturan Arms

Starflash[edit]

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

Starflash II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Amity Imstar Aerospace
Atreus Imstar Aerospace

Tronel II[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Ostscout
Sabre
[70]

Victory 23R[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Marduk Victory Industries
Planet Manufacturer Make / Model From To Used By References
Mars Krupp Stellar Technologies Inc. Krupp Model 2
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs ChisComp 38
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs ChisComp 39
New Earth New Earth Trading Company OMI HighBurn
New Kyoto RAMTech RAMTech 800
New Samarkand New Samarkand Armor Works Argra 1L
Nirasaki New Age Systems Incorporated Allied Technologies 2
Orestes Odin Manufacturing Krieger
Son Hoa StarCorps Industries Harmon Starclass
Terra Bowie Industries Bowie Electronics
Terra Pandora 'Mech Works Krieger
Terra Bowie Industries Maxell TR
Terra Caletra Fighters Maxell-UD6
Terra StarCorps Industries Phototech 806c
Terra Grumman Industries Sapphire
Terra Leopard Armor Starflash
Terra Skobel MechWorks Starflash
Trellisane Grumman Amalgamated Starflash II

Notes[edit]

  • This article refers to a common object and addresses the object as a common noun. The preferred term is "medium laser" (except on section titles & table headings, where "Medium Laser" is favored).

References[edit]

  1. Interstellar Operations, p. 118: "Prototype Dates For Basic Weapons Table"
  2. TechManual, p. 317: "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. Era Report: 2750, p. 99
  4. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 150
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3025, p. 18: "SDR-5V Spider"
  6. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 206: "GLD-4R Gladiator"
  7. Technical Readout: Succession Wars, p. 96: "GLD-4R Gladiator"
  8. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 26: "JR7-D Jenner"
  9. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 26: "JR7-D Jenner"
  10. Technical Readout: Succession Wars, p. 36
  11. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 14
  12. Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 98
  13. Objective Raids, p. 74
  14. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, pp. 70, 76, 140, 156, 190
  15. Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, pp. 164, 175–176
  16. Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 82, 166
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 123
  18. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 46
  19. Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 128
  20. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 50
  21. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 132
  22. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 94
  23. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 142
  24. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 148
  25. Field Report 2765: Periphery, pp. 10–11
  26. Objective Raids, p. 153
  27. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 300
  28. Objective Raids, p. 145
  29. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 60
  30. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 106
  31. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 124
  32. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 44
  33. 33.0 33.1 Technical Readout: 3025, p. 140: "SL-21 Sholagar"
  34. Objective Raids, p. 104: "Kessel - Diverse Optics, Inc."
  35. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 16: "JVN-10N Javelin"
  36. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 118: "CP-10-Z Cyclops"
  37. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 142: "SL-17 Shilone"
  38. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 144: "SL-15 Slayer"
  39. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 236: "S-3 Sai"
  40. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 52: "DAI-01 Daikyu"
  41. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 150: "OBK-M10 O-Bakemono"
  42. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 82: "NDA-1K No-Dachi"
  43. Decision at Thunder Rift, ch. 27
  44. Initiation to War, ch. 8
  45. Objective Raids, p. 90
  46. Objective Raids, p. 126: "Irian - Irian BattleMech Unlimited"
  47. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 171: "Guillotine"
  48. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 74: "ALB-3U Albatross"
  49. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 84: "INI-02 Initiate"
  50. 50.0 50.1 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 72: "Cossack"
  51. 51.0 51.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 194: "TR-7 Thrush"
  52. 52.0 52.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 204: "TR-10 Transit"
  53. 53.0 53.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 212: "TR-13 Transgressor"
  54. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 34
  55. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 54
  56. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 92
  57. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 102
  58. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 106
  59. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 122
  60. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 166
  61. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 176
  62. Decision at Thunder Rift, ch. 29
  63. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 281: "Produced Locust 1V Components"
  64. Objective Raids, p. 93
  65. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 128: "Wasp LAM"
  66. Objective Raids, p. 73
  67. Objective Raids, p. 84
  68. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 144: "Quickdraw"
  69. Objective Raids, p. 85
  70. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 78

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