Small Laser (Battle Armor)

Small Laser
Production information
Type Energy
Tech Base IS/Clan
Year Availability 2400 (TH)
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings X/X/B
Technical specifications
Damage 3
Short Range 1
Medium Range 2
Long Range 3
Mass 200 kg
Space Slots 1
Mass Per Reload 160 g (30)
Cost (unloaded) 11,250[1]
BV (2.0) 9[2]


The Small Laser is a laser weapon mounted on battle armor suits. Equivalent to the Small Laser mounted on BattleMechs and Combat Vehicles, the battlesuit version of the small laser was derived from infantry support weapons, in this case the Support Laser. The process of converting it from a support weapon has nevertheless created a radically new system with far greater potential.[3][4][5] The megajoules of energy unleashed by a small laser can prove deadly to a 'Mech, especially when used against gaps and gashes in its armor to target internal systems and ammunition bins to explosive effect.[6]


  1. TechManual, p. 297
  2. TechManual, p. 318
  3. TechManual, p. 258
  4. Classic BattleTech RPG, p. 137
  5. Classic BattleTech RPG, p. 143
  6. Legend of the Jade Phoenix - Bloodname, Ch. 19, p. 150