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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 26
03-25-2010, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
A photon torpedo (I thought) is constructed of the elementary element of light. If so it can be any color based off of its vibratory frequency.
A photon torpedo is a big metal box with a matter/anti-matter warhead in it. The "Photon" part of the name probably comes from the fact that they are warp capable devices and therefor can move at (or above) the speed of a photon.

The colors are probably dependent on propulsion systems and launcher mechanics. Which would easily explain the different colors seen in the show.

More information can be found on memory-alpha: http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Photon_torpedo