RISC Hyper Laser
|RISC Hyper Laser|
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere (Experimental)|
|Year Availability||3134 (Prototype)|
|Ammo Per Ton||n/a|
|Ammo Cost (per ton)||n/a|
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 the heavy lasers technology, but it was constructed by the RISC engineers, instead of the Clans. Thanks to the pushing the limits in laser shielding and plasma lasing chemistry, the Hyper Laser is a very destructive and extreme range weapon, but the thermal and physical stress of immense scale make this weapon very prone to explosive malfunction.
This flaw showed up during one of the "false flag" operations in Mad Cat Mk IV equipped with Hyper Lasers, where weapons explosions turned the tide of battle against that 'Mech and likely, could contribute to cancellation of the weapon's project.
- Interstellar Operations, p. 93