Admitted that a Federation
level of technology is inferior to Borg
technology, this next post is to remove doubt about effective weapon
"Vessels of the Federation and
her opponents all seem to have effective beam weapons range easily exceeding 1000 kilometers, even against small
runabout-size ships. Even against a stationary one-meter target, the Enterprise of the 2260's was able to score a torpedo hit at about 90,000
kilometers. Against other capital vessels, ranges in the thousands and tens of thousands of kilometers are quite common, impressive given the
maneuverability of most of the ships."
I have even seen 190000 km quoted in one instance.
When set to proximity detonation
, a Photon Torpedo does has greatly increased range by sacrificing relative explosive force...at best it
doubles their range. So, even 380000 km can effectively be considered long range
for a target the size of a small moon. Sources found range
between 160-900 km's...so, let's guestimate 500?
The sole observed exception to this rule is a Nistrom-Krenim Torpedo
with a range 4.5 million kilometres
Sounds pretty intense doesn't it?
It's also fair to assume
the Borg would have assimilated
a similar technology and even improved upon it...for the sake of arguement,
let's say the Borg increased it's effectiveness by 100% to an even 9 million clicks...I feel generous.
Now, the DS I's superlaser had a optimum
range of 2 million kilometres but a maximum
range of 47.5
million kilometres! (WEG's D6
system was used as a source)
The improvements made to the DS II's composite superlaser included a vastly improved recycle time and improved targeting...enabling it to track and
destroy even capital ship sized targets instead of simply planetary-sized bodies. Even assuming that it could only target a ship-sized target at half
the range it could destroy a planet from, 23.75 million kilometres would still
be superior enough ensure a one-shot kill against a Borg
Cube/Sphere...and I'm fairly certain
effectively target ship-sized targets at ranges beyond
A single shot
held power on the order of 7000 times the output of the sun!
There would be no
Finally, the completed
DS II wouldn't have had that annoying fly a single fighter to the exhaust port
flaw. It's unconnected to
but I thought I'd throw that out there.
Now, had you only said: V'ger
-Live Long and Prosper-
edit on 2-2-2014 by Eryiedes because: Typo
edit on 2-2-2014 by Eryiedes because: ETA
edit on 2-2-2014 by
Eryiedes because: ETA