Improved Heavy Small Laser

Improved Heavy Small Laser
Production information
Type Direct Fire- Energy
Tech Base Clan[1] Experimental
(Advanced after 3085[2]
Year Availability 3069[3]
Technical specifications
Heat 3[4]
Damage 6[4]
Minimum Range N/A[4]
Short Range 1[4]
Medium Range 2[4]
Long Range 3[4]
Tons 0.5[1]
Critical Slots 1
Space Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton N/A
Cost (unloaded) 30,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) N/A
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 19[5]


The Improved Heavy Small Laser is Clan Goliath Scorpion's smallest Heavy Laser design. Like the version introduced by Clan Star Adder, it can inflict twice the damage of a standard Small Laser. Unlike the Star Adder's weapon, it doesn't interfere with targeting systems, so Scorpion Warriors have a better chance of hitting their target.[3]

The Improved Heavy Small Laser's only real drawback is the fragility of the capacitors it uses to store power. Much like a Gauss rifle, an Improved Heavy Laser will explode if destroyed in combat, inflicting a hit equivalent to a Small Laser to the 'Mechs internal structure.[3]


The Improved Heavy Small Laser is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by Reference
Harpa Sudeten Falcon's Roost Orbital Assembly Plant Persepolis [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tactical Operations, p. 407, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  2. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 207, "Jihad Technology Advancment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tactical Operations, p. 321, "Improved Heavy Large Laser"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Tactical Operations, p. 406, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Combat Data"
  5. Tactical Operations, p. 384, "Clan Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  6. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 196, "Persepolis"