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Name: Small X-Pulse Laser
Type (Category): Weapon (Energy)
Technology: Inner Sphere
Available To: BattleMechs (BM), IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference: Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment (p. 133)
The X-Pulse Laser began as a FedCom-era experiment aimed at improving the range of existing Inner Sphere-model pulse lasers without sacrificing accuracy. The fracturing of the Federated Commonwealth derailed the project for a while, but not before prototypes were in development that effectively modified existing Spheroid pulse lasers to cycle faster and with greater power. The results were weapons that gained reach while maintaining accuracy and damage, but suffered from a dramatic increase in waste heat. X-Pulse Lasers were in pre-production trials on Solaris when the Jihad erupted and the planet fell to the Word of Blake, and thus have yet to see widespread use.
In game play, X-Pulse Lasers function in the same manner as standard pulse lasers. Against conventional infantry, the Small X-Pulse Laser delivers 2D6 burst-fire damage.
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unitís standard construction rules.
Inner Sphere Data
WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
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
ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
MTF Output → Weapon List:
Small X-Pulse Laser MTF Output → Critical Slot:
PDF Output → Critical Slot:
Small X-Pulse Laser