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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  ER Medium Pulse Laser
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Reference:  Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment (p. 132)

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.
Unit Type Availability
BattleMechsIndustrialMechsProtoMechs
Clan Data (BattleMechs)
Prototype Date:  3057
Production Date:  3082
Extinction Date:  
Recovery Date:  

BattleMech Specific Construction Rules
May be mounted on Clan units in accordance with the following construction rules:
 May be equipped with a Laser Insulator

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
6 (6)
7 (7)
–/5/9/14 (Medium)
F
X-X-E-D
150,000
2
2
117.000

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

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
6
0.735
0.735

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