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Old October 2 2012, 02:10 AM   #2
Re: Ammunition explosions

Grissom's destruction was more likely from hitting something vulnerable in the engine area (like her antimatter fuel.) But if you look at TWOK, Reliant's torpedo launcher made a nice explosion when it was hit by a low powered torpedo. The big difference, IMHO, is that a photon torpedo that isn't "powered up" will do damage but just not on the same order as one that is at "full power".

Also from "In Theory" we get a line that it would be a bad thing if a photon torpedo got partially unphased.
RIKER: It's a good thing one of these pockets didn't pass through a photon torpedo casing or the matter-antimatter containment pods.
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