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RISC Hyper Laser

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RISC Hyper Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Direct-Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Year Availability 3134 (Prototype)
Technical specifications
Heat 24
Damage 20
Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 1-8
Medium Range 9-15
Long Range 16-25
Tons 8
Critical Slots 6
Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 750,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) n/a
BV (2.0) 596

The RISC Hyper Laser is a. experimental heavy laser derived from the Clan's Improved Heavy Laser family. It's very prone to explosion, thus the project involving Hyper Laser is being considered to be cancelled.


Hyper Lasers are the ultimate development in heavy laser technology, but it was constructed by the RISC engineers, instead of the Clans. Thanks to pushing the limits in laser shielding and plasma lasing chemistry, the Hyper Laser is a very destructive and extreme range weapon, but the immense thermal and physical stress make this weapon very prone to explosive malfunction.

This flaw showed up during one of the "false flag" operations in Mad Cat Mk IV's equipped with Hyper Lasers, where weapons explosions turned the tide of battle against that 'Mech and likely, could contribute to cancellation of the weapons project.

One of the first operations identifying this weapon pitted a Mad Cat Mk IV against four 'Mechs, destroying two of them a Catapult and a Jackalope, though the Mech exploded once beaten.[1]


  • 3135 PDA Journals, p. 138-139 "22 December 3135"