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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  ER Large Laser (Prototype)
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Technology:  Inner Sphere
Available To:  BattleMechs (BM), IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference:  Interstellar Operations (p. 103)

Description:
The discovery of the famous Helm Memory Core (also known as the Gray Death Memory Core) in 3028 sparked a resurgence of research and development in Star League-era technologies that had been lost since the early Succession Wars. By the time of the War of 3039, many of these technologies had re-entered limited production, though many still lacked the refinements of their final Star League-era specifications.

Advanced laser technologies were among the first to be mastered by the combatants involved in the War of 3039, but testing was still underway even during that conflict. The AFFS and LCAF both deployed experimental versions of the ER Large Laser (ER-LL-P) before then, but both armies would be surprised to learn that their Combine enemies had already managed to field their own fully-developed version before the first shots of the war were fired. (This historical note is hotly debated, even today, as many suspect the Combine-made lasers were actually provided by ComStar via a secret deal with then-Kanrei Theodore Kurita.)

Game Rules:
The recovered prototype ER large laser functions as its production-grade Inner Sphere counterpart, except that it suffers a +1 to-hit modifier to attack, and generates an additional 1D6 heat when fired.

This random heat generated is rolled each time the weapon is fired, and applies in addition to the heat the weapon normally generates.

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unitís standard construction rules.
Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  3030
Production Date:  —
Extinction Date:  3037
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
12+1D6 (18)
8 (8)
–/7/14/19 (Long)
E
X-F-X-X
600,000
5
2
136.000

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
 May be equipped with a RISC Laser Pulse Module

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
3030
3036
Experimental

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
18
0.76/0.798 *
0.76/0.798 *
0.76/0.798 *
* The value left of the slash indicates the weaponís damage when employed without a Laser Pulse Module; the value right of the slash indicates the weaponís damage when equipped with a Laser Pulse Module

MTF Output → Weapon List:  ER Large Laser Prototype
MTF Output → Critical Slot:  ISERLargeLaserPrototype
PDF Output → Critical Slot:  ER Large Laser-P