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Old September 28 2012, 09:23 AM   #51
Mytran
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Re: Federation Law of restricting cloaking device

newtype_alpha wrote: View Post
I think a realistic combat distance for a starship would be between 100 and 400km for phasers, and 1000 to 5000km for photon torpedoes (assuming the torpedoes move pretty damn fast and can cover that distance in five to ten seconds).
200,000 km is actually less than 1 light-second. If phasers and and photorps are superluminal (as seems to be the case in TOS) then maybe it's not such an absurd distance after all?
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