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# 11
08-04-2011, 03:04 PM
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Torpedoes in Star Trek are more like guided missiles than like the water-borne torpedoes that they are named for. Thus, firing them (and evading them) is more like aircraft missile combat than like WWI/WWII battleship combat.
Even the modern aquatic versions are capable of tracking a target.
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# 12
08-04-2011, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Archanubis
Even the modern aquatic versions are capable of tracking a target.
and with somewhat scary precision. when ships notice a submarine, the question isnt whether they're gonna get hit, but whether the sub will get into firing range.
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# 13
08-04-2011, 05:15 PM
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ST VI: The Undiscoverd Country final battle....
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Originally Posted by Archanubis
Even the modern aquatic versions are capable of tracking a target.
and this. if you are going to fire out atorp in a 3d environment your going to want to be sure it can alter course,
if they were all just press and hope weapons everyone would be flying escorts and dodging those suckers
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# 14
08-04-2011, 05:45 PM
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Torpedoes in Star Trek are more like guided missiles than like the water-borne torpedoes that they are named for. Thus, firing them (and evading them) is more like aircraft missile combat than like WWI/WWII battleship combat.
If photon torpedoes were like WW2 torpedoes then they would have proximity fuses (of course a water-bourne torpedo uses the concussive force of water to breach a hull). A modern torpedoe is a lot more maneuverable and can actually loiter to reacquire a target or receive direction from the firing ship.

Even modern day missiles are capable of sharp turns and future missiles may be able to target an enemy 90 degrees off the nose.

All that said, the ST photon torpedo reminds me of WW2 rockets carried by pursuit fighters. I would think that late 23rd and 24th Century weapons would have better guidance systems (especially after two major wars - Romulans and Klingons).

Of course, the game makes it seem too accurate, but that is game mechanics
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# 15
08-04-2011, 06:27 PM
Even in ds9. The battle with the Klingons some torpedos can be seen, 'dodging' Before they impact on the Klingons.

3:01 just before it impacts the K't'inga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V_tp5C27TQ
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# 16
08-04-2011, 07:29 PM
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Even in ds9. The battle with the Klingons some torpedos can be seen, 'dodging' Before they impact on the Klingons.

3:01 just before it impacts the K't'inga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V_tp5C27TQ
yeah some torps definatly manuver in that,
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