Small Chemical Laser

Small Chemical Laser
Production information
Type Direct Fire- Energy
Tech Base Clan[1]
Year Availability 3059[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 1[2]
Damage 3[2]
Minimum Range 0[2]
Short Range 1[2]
Medium Range 2[2]
Long Range 3[2]
Tons 0.5[1]
Mass ??? kg
Critical Slots 1
Space Slots ???
Ammo Per Ton 60
Cost (unloaded) 10,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 30,000[2]
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 7 for laser;
1 for ammo[3]


The Small Chemical Laser is the smallest of Clan Hell's Horses chemical laser systems. Intended for use on combat vehicles that have an ICE or fuel cell engine, the chemical laser uses a "shell"[citation needed]of lasing chemicals to create the energy it needs to fire a laser beam at a target. The drawback to this system is that unlike every other laser system that exists, it can actually run out of ammunition (or even explode). The key advantage to the system is that it will operate on vehicles that lack a fusion engine and it doesn't require power amplifiers, and ProtoMechs are able to mount these weapons without Heat Sinks.[4]

The Small Chemical Laser also has a range and damage profile identical to a standard Inner Sphere Small Laser. On the Epona and other fast moving vehicles in the Horses touman, this isn't a huge problem.[citation needed]


As this weapon is produced only by the Clans, there are no Inner Sphere models.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tactical Operations, p. 407, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Tactical Operations, p. 406, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Combat Data"
  3. Tactical Operations, p. 384, "Clan Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  4. Tactical Operations, p. 319-320, "Chemical Laser"