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Photon Torpedoes

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The Enterprise-A fires a photon torpedo in a battle in the Khitomer system.1 This shot was taken from the recovered flight data recorder of General Chang's modified B'Rel class Bird of Prey, which the Enterprise and the USS Excelsior destroyed in this battle.
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The Enterprise-D fires a photon from her aft torpedo tube2; each of the Galaxies three tubes could fire up to ten such weapons simultaneously.3 The ship's main impulse engine is at the top right of the image4, with the port nacelle on the left.5
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The NX-01 fires a photonic torpedo.6
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A photon torpedo is lowered onto the loading rail in the USS Enterprise's Number 4 torpedo bay7
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A Mark VI photon torpedo casing being used as a coffin in the USS Enterprise's Number 2 torpedo bay7
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A torpedo on the way to the launcher.7
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A close up of the Enterprise firing a photon torpedo. Note the battle damage to the port tube.8
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A Mark VI torpedo casing on the surface of the Genesis planet7
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A Klingon Bird of Prey preparing to fire a photon torpedo.9
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A Klingon Bird of Prey firing a photon torpedo.9
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A Klingon photon torpedo in flight.9
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Unfortunately, Klingon torpedoes were not always completely reliable in hitting their targets.9
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The innards of a photon torpedo, 2293.1
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The interior mechanism of a Starfleet photon torpedo.1
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The interior of a Starfleet torpedo tube, 2293.1
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Lieutenant Commander Data beside a photon torpedo, 236710
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Lieutenant Commander Data working on the innards of a photon torpedo10
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A Klingon Vor'Cha fires a torpedo.11
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Mark V photon torpedo casings, modified by Dr. Soren to use trilithium warheads against stars.12
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A photon torpedo casing on DS9.13
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One of Voyager's torpedoes aboard a Borg cube.14 Voyager carried Type VI photons.15
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An advanced photon torpedo developed by Khan Noonien Singh for Starfleet in the alternate timeline created by Nero. The weapon has extremely long range, able to reach Kronos from the edge of Klingon space.16
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Carol Marcus examines an advanced photon torpedo.16
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A closer view of Carol Marcus disarming an advanced photon.16
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The interior of the advanced photon was shielded against sensor probes.16
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An advanced photon is loaded into a torpedo tube.16
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An advanced photon in the torpedo tube, ready for launch.16


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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
2 TNG 1 Encounter at Farpoint
3 Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual Page 130
4 Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual Page 76
5 Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual Page 64
6 ENT 2 The Expanse
7 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
8 Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
9 Star Trek V : The Final Frontier
10 TNG 4 In Theory
11 TNG 4 Redemption, Part 1
12 Star Trek : Generations
13 DS9 5 The Ship
14 VOY 5 Dark Frontier, Part 1
15 VOY 2 Dreadnought
16 Star Trek Into Darkness
Film: Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Encounter at Farpoint
Book : Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual
Comment : Page 130
Book : Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual
Comment : Page 76
Book : Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual
Comment : Page 64
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Expanse
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Film: Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
Film: Star Trek V : The Final Frontier
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : In Theory
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : Redemption, Part 1
Film: Star Trek : Generations
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Ship
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Dark Frontier, Part 1
Series : VOY Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode : Dreadnought
Film: Star Trek Into Darkness


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