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Medium Laser
Production information
Type Energy (Direct Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Introduced IS = 2290 TA[1]
Year Extinction Clan = 2850
Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings B/B/B
Technical specifications
Heat 3
Damage 5
Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 1-3
Medium Range 4-6
Long Range 7-9
Tons 1
Mass 500 kg
Critical Slots 1
Space Slots 3
Cost (unloaded) 40,000
BV (1.0) 46
BV (2.0) 46[2]



DescriptionEdit

The Medium Laser is a mid-range weapon of the standard type from the laser class of weaponry. A free-electron laser, it is a device that focuses an amplified beam of light on a small surface area.[3] The medium laser uses this intensified beam of light to damage targets by heating them to melting temperatures. The relatively compact size and effectiveness of the Medium Laser attributes its widespread use over many types of combat units, though it is regarded as a "Heavy Support Laser" when carried by infantry squads or mounted on powered armor.

ModelsEdit

Being one of the most common and oldest class of weapon system in use there are a vast number of manufacturers and factories producing this system. This reference should not be considered complete.

Aberdovey Mk IIEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Epsilon Eridani Kressly Warworks

Aberdovey Mk IIIEdit

While more expensive than the more common Martell lasers, the Aberdovey Mk III is of superior quality and requires very little maintenance.[4]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Lapida II Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited SDR-5V Spider [4]
Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited SDR-5V Spider [4]

Angra 3LEdit

The Argra 3L boasts a more rugged focal system and better spectral purity when compared to the older Argra 27C Medium Laser.[5][6]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Aix-la-Chapelle Diplan 'Mechyards Jenner
Luthien Defiance Motors [citation needed]

Defiance B3MEdit

The Defiance B3M was a model of Medium Laser in common use throughout the Inner Sphere.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Coventry Coventry Metal Works
Furillo Defiance Industries
Hesperus II Defiance Industries
Pandora Red Devil Industries

Diplass OptimaEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Apollo Diplass Technologies

Diverse Optics Type 2Edit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Corey Hellespont Industrials

Diverse Optics Type 14Edit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Chahar Trellshire Heavy Industries

Diverse Optics Type 18Edit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Alphard Marian Arms Incorporated
Chahar Trellshire Heavy Industries
Irian Diverse Optics Incorporated

Firefly Type IIEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Apollo Roe Weapon Systems

Firmir StandardEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry

Hellion B-IIEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Andurien Free Worlds Defense Industries
Westover Free Worlds Defense Industries

Hellion-VEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Andurien Bergan Industries
Andurien Brooks, Inc.
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited

Hellion SpitfireEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Ford Military Limited Thorn

IntekEdit

The Intek Medium Laser uses an 8cm focusing lense when mounted in a Crusader[7] and 4cm lenses in an Axman.[8]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arc-Royal TharHes Industries
Asuncion Kallon Industries

Magna Mk IIEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Lopez Magna

MartellEdit

The Martell Medium Laser has a 6cm focusing lense.[9]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Ares Bergan Industries Locust [10]
Corey Hollis Incorporated
Delavan Dynamico Limited
El Dorado General Motors
Fletcher Flame Tech

Martell Model 5Edit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Canopus IV Majesty Metals and Manufacturing

Omicron 3000Edit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry

Rassal Blue-BeamEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arcturus Arcturan Arms

Starflash IIEdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Amity Imstar Aerospace
Atreus Imstar Aerospace

Victory 23REdit

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Marduk Victory Industries
Planet Manufacturer Make / Model From To Used By References
Capella Ceres Metals Industries Ceres Arms
Chukchi III Maxell Metals Incorporated Maxell
Illiushin Vandenberg Mechanized Industries Omicron 3000
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Irian Weapons Works Super 6
Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated Hellion-V
Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated Magna Mk II
Kendall Bergan Industries Hellion-V
Kendall Brooks, Inc. Hellion-V
Kendall Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation Irian Weapons Works Super 6
Kessel Diverse Optics Incorporated Diverse Optics Type 20
Lushann Lushann Industrials Limited Diverse Optics Type 2
Bryant Lantren Corporation Diplan M3
Mars Krupp Stellar Technologies Inc. Krupp Model 2
Mars General Mechanics Magna Mk II
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs ChisComp 38
New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs ChisComp 39
New Avalon Corean Enterprises Photech 806c
New Earth New Earth Trading Company OMI HighBurn
New Kyoto RAMTech RAMTech 800
New Samarkand New Samarkand Armor Works Argra 1L
New Syrtis Johnston Industries Intek
New Valencia General Motors Magna Mk II
New Vandenburg Concordat Telecom and TransStellar Diverse Optics Type 2
Nirasaki New Age Systems Incorporated Allied Technologies 2
Orestes Odin Manufacturing Krieger
Pinard Pinard Protectorates Limited Martell
Shiro III Grumman Amalgamated Hellion-V
Shiro III Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Magna Mk II
Sian Hellespont 'Mech Works Diverse Optics Type 2
Sian Saroyan Special Projects Kajuka Type 2 "Bright Blossom"
Son Hoa StarCorp Industries Harmon Starclass
St. Ives Ceres Metals Industries Ceres Arms
Sterope Sterope Defense Industries Diverse Optics Type 18
Sterope Sterope Defense Industries Diverse Optics Type 2
Stewart Corean Enterprises Magna Mk II
Stewart Corean Enterprises Martell
Terra Blankenburg Technologies Blankenburg
Terra Bowie Industries Bowie Electronics
Terra Leopard Armor Intek
Terra Pandora 'Mech Works Krieger
Terra Skobel MechWorks Martell
Terra Bowie Industries Maxell TR
Terra Caletra Fighters Maxell-UD6
Terra Aldis Industries Omicron 950
Terra StarCorps Industries Phototech 806c
Terra Grumman Industries Sapphire
Terra Leopard Armor Starflash
Terra Skobel MechWorks Starflash
Texlos Kajuka (Aerospace Division) Kajuka Type 2 "Bright Blossom"
Trellisane Gutierrez Aerospace Hellion-V
Trellisane Grumman Amalgamated Starflash II
Twycross Trellshire Heavy Industries Magna Mk II
Victoria Shengli Arms Martell
Wallis Ronin Incorporated Martell

ReferencesEdit

  1. Interstellar Operations, p. 118, "Prototype Dates For Basic Weapons Table"
  2. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. Era Report: 2750, p. 99
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Technical Readout: 3025, p. 18 "SDR-5V Spider"
  5. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 26 "JR7-D Jenner"
  6. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 26 "JR7-D Jenner"
  7. "Decision at Thunder Rift", Ch. 27
  8. Initiation to War, Ch. 8
  9. "Decision at Thunder Rift", Ch. 29
  10. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 281, "Produced Locust 1V Components"

BibliographyEdit