Re: Where'd This Phase II Cutaway Come From...?
Also, in Phase II those aren't torpedo tubes, that was the phaser assembly. That feature was modified into the torpedo tubes for TMP.
The Matt Jefferies sketch featuring this section
does indeed suggest this.
At least we know how MJ envisioned what the phaser emitters should look like and they got these right on the TMP Enterprise, just not the actual location.
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