R. Star wrote:
Guy Gardener wrote:
They're not torpedoes, they're torpedo casings. I'm sure the vitals were the parts that couldn't be replicated, not the casing and such vitals are removed to make room for the body (thus all a civilization might find is the casing). Making casings can probably be done easily. For all we know, people on Earth could be buried in "photon torpedo casings". They could be shooting coffins in battle! They just happened to load them with bomb components.
This is what I imagine to be in a torpedo casing normally.
2. A Warp drive.
3. An Impulse Drive
4, Fuel for the Engine.
5. A navigation system.
6. Remote Subspace failsafes.
7. Navigation shields.
What do you believe that they should extract to fit the corpse and the torpedo will still be space worthy?
Firing torpedoes at warp always made me scratch my head.... if they're moving faster than light and fire a projectile weapon... shouldn't they fly into their own torpedo... reverse firing would work, but not forward firing.
You're on the roof of a train moving east, and there's another train on the opposing track moving west towards you, you have a mortar and you have to fire a grenade at a teacup in the dining cart of the approaching train.
That may seem difficult but now imagine that both trains were switching velocities between full impulse (1/4 the speed of light) to any warp speed ranging from dozens of times the speed of light to thousands of times the speed of light... And they're now separated by a distance of 40 thousand kilometres.
Torpedoes are not cannon balls.
They have engines.
Warp drive and impulse drive.
It's how they can hit a moving target 40 thousand kilometres away with incredible accuracy.