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General Details
Name:  ER Medium Laser (Prototype)
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Technology:  Clan
Available To:  BattleMechs
Reference:  Interstellar Operations (p. 97)

Description:
In addition to improving on the existing technologies of the Star League, the nascent Clans also began to expand on many weapon systems in the years just prior to Operation KLONDIKE. During their conquest of the war-ravaged Pentagon worlds, several of these prototype weapons (identified by the suffix “-CP”) saw extensive field testing. These items would eventually evolve into their final Clan-spec forms.

Advanced laser technologies were among the first to be mastered by the Clans, but during Operation KLONDIKE testing was still underway on the new systems. Experimental versions of the small- and medium-sized versions of the extended-range laser (ER-SL-CP and ER-ML-CP) were available during the return to the Pentagon.

Game Rules:
Both the ER small and ER medium lasers perform in the same fashion as their Inner Sphere versions.

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
Clan Data
Prototype Date:  ~2822
Production Date:  —
Extinction Date:  2834
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
5 (5)
5 (5)
–/4/8/12 (Medium)
E
X-D-X-X
80,000
1.5
1
62.000

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
~2822
2833
Experimental

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
5
0.5
0.5

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