Extended-Range Medium Laser

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ER medium laser
Production information
Type Energy (Direct-Fire)
Tech Base Clan / Inner Sphere (IS)[1]
Year Availability Clan = 2824 (CJF)[1]

IS = 3058 (FWL)[1]

Technical specifications
Heat 5[2][3]
Damage Clan = 7[3]

IS = 5 [2]

Minimum Range 0[2]
Short Range Clan = 1-5[3]

IS = 1-4[2]

Medium Range Clan = 6-10[3]

IS = 5-8[2]

Long Range Clan = 11-15[3]

IS = 9-12[2]

Tons 1
Critical Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 80,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 108

IS = 62

BV (2.0) Clan = 108[4]

IS = 62[5]



Description[edit]

The extended-range medium laser (ER medium laser) focuses a powerful beam of light on targets that causes damage by melting or shattering armor off of the target.[1]

As the name suggests, the Extended-Range variant of the medium laser improves the focusing system of the laser to project it to much farther ranges. The optics are less efficient, though, necessitating more input power for the same armor ablation and thus more waste heat in the weapon.

Variants[edit]

In the years between the Second Exodus and the beginning of Operation KLONDIKE the nascent Clans began development of what would become the ER medium laser. One of the first of the advanced weapon types to be developed, experimental prototype versions of this new weapon were used during Operation KLONDIKE in small quantities. The Clan Prototype ER medium laser (ER-ML-CP) available during this period has identical stats to the Inner Sphere ER medium laser, other than that it weighs 1.5 tons.[6]

Models[edit]

The extended-range medium laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Defiance C9M[edit]

The Defiance C9M is a Clan-grade ER medium laser.[7]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries AS8-S Atlas [7]

Defiance Model XII[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Furillo Defiance Industries Chameleon [8]
Adelaide Trellshire Heavy Industries Thunderbolt [9]

Diplan M3-XR[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Epsilon Eridani Kressly Technologies Titan II [10]

Diverse Optics Sunfire[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Calloway VI Diverse Optics Incorporated Anzu [11]
Emris StarCorps Industries Carronade [12]

Magna Mk VI[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Irian Irian Technologies Wasp [13]
Shiro III Irian Technologies Wasp [14]
Nanking Kallon Industries Wolverine [15]

RAMTech 1500Z[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arc-Royal Arc-Royal MechWorks Mjolnir [16]

Series 2b[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Itabaiana Manufacturing Plant DSF-IT1 Mad Cat III [17]
Tamar W-7 Facilities Tundra Wolf [18]
Weingarten W-7 Facilities Night Wolf [19]

Series 2f[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Avon Avon Alpha Sphinx [20]
Alshain Bergan Industries Bruin [21]
Terra StarCorps Industries Doloire [22]

Series 7Ja[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Sudeten Olivetti Weaponry Shadow Cat II [23]

Victory 23E[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Quentin Independence Weaponry Atlas [24]
Quentin Independence Weaponry Fujin [25]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 TechManual, p. 226: "Laser - Extended-Range (ER) Laser"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 TechManual, p. 341: "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 TechManual, p. 343: "Clan Weapons And Equipment Table"
  4. TechManual, p. 318: "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  5. TechManual, p. 317: "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  6. Historical: Operation KLONDIKE, p. 156: "Prototype Clan Systems"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 24, p. 9
  8. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 33
  9. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 73
  10. Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 188
  11. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, pp.32:Anzu
  12. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, pp.34:Carronade
  13. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 17
  14. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 17
  15. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 49
  16. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 16
  17. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 100
  18. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 156
  19. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 172
  20. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 152
  21. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 160
  22. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 162
  23. Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 106
  24. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 101
  25. BattleTech Recognition Guide Vol.1: Classics, p. 148

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