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Micro Pulse Laser

Micro Pulse Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Pulse)
Tech Base Clan
Year Availability 3060 (CSJ)[1][2]
Availability Ratings X[1]/X[1]/D[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 1[3]
Damage 3 + 2D6 vs. Infantry[3][4] OR 6E/6B[5]
Minimum Range 0[3]
Short Range 1[3]
Medium Range 2[3]
Long Range 3[3]
Tons 0.5[3]
Critical Slots 1[3]
Ammo Per Ton --
Cost (unloaded) 12,500[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) N/A
BV (1.0) 12[citation needed]
BV (2.0) 12[6]



Description[edit]

The Micro Pulse Laser was designed by Clan Smoke Jaguar (alongside the ER Micro Laser) primarily for use on their ProtoMechs. It has since spread to all the Clans. It has been used on several Battle Armor systems. Like the Small Pulse Laser, this model can be set to a burst fire mode designed to eliminate infantry.[2]

Models[edit]

Since the Micro Pulse Laser is exclusively a Clan weapon, there are no Inner Sphere manufacturers or models. This also means that there are no X-Pulse, ER Pulse or Variable Speed versions of this weapon. Additionally, it has not yet been modified to serve as a Laser Anti-Missile System, like the Small Pulse Laser has.

Raid[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Pandora Red Devil Industries Onager [7]
Kirchbach Swedenborg Heavy Industries Anat APC [8]
Hector Hector MechWorks Facility Beta Incubus 5
Pandora Quikscell Company Chalchiuhtotolin Support Tank [9]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

Like all pulse weapons, Micro Pulse Lasers receive a -2 to hit modifier, but cannot benefit from the called shot effect of Targeting Computers.[10]

Trivia[edit]

Aside from functioning as a Pulse Laser and having an Anti-infantry mode, the Micro Pulse Laser has identical stats (size, mass, heat, damage and range) to the standard Small Laser that is widespread throughout the Inner Sphere. For modern Inner Sphere or Mixed Tech units looking to upgrade with Clan Tech, the Micro Pulse Laser is a viable option.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 TechManual, p. 291, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment (Cont)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 TechManual, p. 226, "Laser - Pulse Laser"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  4. Total Warfare p. 217 "Burst Fire Weapons Versus Infantry Table
  5. A Time of War p. 211 Anti-Infantry Weapons Table
  6. TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  7. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 176, "Produced Onager 'Mech Components"
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 14, "Anat APC"
  9. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 48, "Clan Jade Falcon Wheeled Tank production and timeframe introduced".
  10. BattleTech Master Rules, p. 129, "Pulse Lasers"

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