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Encyclopedia > Proton torpedo
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This article is about the Star Wars weapon. For the Australian music band, see Proton Torpedo.

A proton torpedo is a weapon from the Star Wars universe. Proton torpedoes are projectiles carried by star fighters or capital ships. They have also been known to be fired from ground level or from space stations. They are most commonly used by star fighters against capital ships although they are usually a sure shot for destroying another fighter. Proton torpedoes are self propelled nuclear or thermonuclear warheads. The yield of these weapons varies with the type of proton torpedo used; known yields range from single kiloton warheads by Luke Skywalker against the first Death Star to the 190 megaton warhead used by Jango Fett against Obi-wan Kenobi The torpedo is usually guided by an astromech or by a guidance system in the torpedo itself. When an attack on a capital ship is intended pilots tend to turn off the guidance system seeing as it is possible for it to be scrambled or the intended target can be mistaken for another target such as a star fighter. This is known as target confusion. It is also possible for the intended target to use counter measures to throw the torpedo off course. When a pilot elects not to use a guidance system, this is called dumb firing and is all around more effective then using the system itself. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Proton Torpedo formaly known as Triple D Industry is an Australian band formed 7 years ago by school students with some extra time on their hands. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ... A megaton or megatonne is a unit of mass equal to 1,000,000 metric tons, i. ... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The first Death Star The second Death Star The Death Star is a giant military space station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A megaton or megatonne is a unit of mass equal to 1,000,000 metric tons, i. ... Jango Fett (68 – 22 BBY). ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 – 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


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TrekWars - The Furry Conflict: Proton Torpedoes (273 words)
Proton Torpedoes, not to be confused with Photon Torpedoes, are powerful explosive devices most often found in use aboard starfighters.
This process takes less than a millisecond, in which time the proton torpedo explosion is "focused" in a specific direction, similar to the "shaped charge" armor-piercing weapons used by ancient militaries for killing heavily armored installations and vehicles.
Because of this focusing effect, proton torpedoes are best used against targets sporting heavy shields or armor.
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