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Old September 17 2013, 06:29 PM   #245
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Re: Scaling the Excelsior Filming Model

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
Back to Excelsior's neck (sorry, can't let go of this). The black thing at the connecting dorsal's stern is annotated as "photon exhaust" in the Official TMP Blueprints.
The only way I can rationalize this is an exhaust to get rid of photons or gamma rays and could have something to do with the vertical intermix chamber coil nearby. The whole thing sounds rather exotic and strange to me.
Considering where it's located, I think it's just an abbreviated way of saying "photon torpedo launcher exhaust".
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