In Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere, the Pulse Laser causes slightly higher damage and has better range than the standard Vulcan, and has a similar rate of fire.
In Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, the Pulse Lasers bear a resemblance to Machine Gun Pods; however, instead of bullets, laser bursts are fired directly ahead of the plane's position. The lasers have a moderate rate of fire, but exceptional range, reaching upwards of 5,000 meters. They also deal remarkable damage compared to other machine gun type weapons.
While most craft with this weapon use it as a Special Weapon, the sole exception is the ADF-11F Raven, which uses it in place of its machine gun. This particular Pulse Laser also has several differences: It has a moderately reduced rate of fire, and much lower range, only reaching around 2,000 meters. However, the damage-per-shot is identical to the special weapon version.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
- "An anti-surface and anti-air high-spec laser capable of firing in short bursts. It can fire at great speeds and from long distances."
- ― Hangar
- In Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, the Pulse Laser is diffused by clouds, unable to pierce through to hit targets within or beyond cloud cover.