E-18 Portable Photon Launcher
From UFStarfleet LCARS
The E-18 is a heavy weapon and requires special training for use.
Designed in the early 2340s and has seen several upgrades.
Fires miniaturized photon torpedoes from an ammo clip. The E-18 dose not use a power cell as photons require anti-matter for explosion, instead has ammunition magazines. The torpedo has its own propulsion system for launch.
- Mark I - Prototype - Design flaws required redesign.
- Mark II - Prototype - Design to make the weapon handle able by a single person.
- Mark III - First production unit.
- Mark IV - Unit lightened and ammo magazine increased.
- Mark V - Accuracy and control increased.