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Old September 22 2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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Re: Can the Navigational Deflector be used as a weapon?

Judging by TOS (specifically, the episode "The Paradise Syndrome") the deflector can apparently focus a significant amount of repulsive power into a fairly narrow beam, although Scotty doesn't seem too happy about doing it and it does result in damage to the dilithium crystals (IIRC). They might have better luck using it against something smaller (like an enemy ship) but I suspect the actual weapons on the ship would be much more effective.

Judging by TNG and later, the deflector can apparently do just about anything you need it to.
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