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General Details
Name:  ER Large Pulse Laser
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Technology:  Clan
Available To:  BattleMechs
Reference:  Tactical Operations (p. 320)

Description:
While under-funded Inner Sphere researchers charged the problem of their short-ranged pulse lasers head-on with power increases (creating X-pulse lasers), Clan Wolf researchers labored under an attempt to mate the best of Clan extended range and pulse technologies, which mostly ended up combining some of the high-temperature features of ER optics and up-rated power supplies to punch the beams out further. The result was a suite of less accurate, longer-ranged pulse lasers. Curiously, these weapons have yet to reach full-scale production, at least partly due to the summary cancellation of the project when many of the original researchers departed with Phelan’s Wolves during the Refusal War.

Game Rules:
In game play, ER Pulse Lasers function in the same fashion as regular pulse lasers (and are compatible with targeting computers in the same fashion), but receive a –1 to-hit modifier rather than –2. Against conventional infantry, the Small ER Pulse Laser delivers only 1D6 burst-fire damage, rather than 2D6.

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
Clan Data
Prototype Date:  3057
Production Date:  3082
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
13 (13)
10 (10)
–/7/15/23 (Long)
F
X-X-E-D
400,000
6
3
272.000

Additional Construction Rules
The following construction rules extend the ones previously listed and are applicable for this technology base:
 May be equipped with a Laser Insulator

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
3057
3081
Experimental
3082
3094
Advanced
3095
Tournament Legal

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
13
1.05
1.05
1.05

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