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Old December 24 2013, 12:49 PM   #51
Robert Comsol
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Re: The TWOK Enterprise's torpedo bay revisited

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If you insist we are looking at energy pods instead, then six "launch tubes" would also require six (!) antimatter injectors in that small area.
In the energy projectile scenario the photon torpedo would have to be manufactured on the spot by creating a "magnophoton" containment shell into which matter and antimatter are being injected, therefore you'd need 6 AM injectors for 6 launch tubes.

OTOH, if the torpedo were manufactured at a location ahead of the launch tubes, you'd need to explain why you need 6 tubes when one launch tube would be totally sufficient.

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