Which would you chose and why? The Ball turrent Phasers as seen in TMP Era movies. The Phaser Strip Array. and finaly the Pulse Phasers as seen on the defiant My personal Preference is the Ball Turrent phaser array. Its a fixed station easily repaired as only the turrent balls need repaired. But the problem is the turrent is easily over heated and easily targetable. But with more evolution in phaser technology these problems could be easily over come, and with the Turrent already useing Pulse Phaser technology (tmp movies) could easily out class the two other catagorys.
All three are technically pulse phasers. The ball turret delivers short, rapid pulses. The strip arrays deliver even more rapid pulses, the pulse phasers give out larger pulses in less rapid bursts. The pulse phasers rely on gunner's accuracy more than the others and have a cool down time far greater. The arrays are effectively series of more advances ball turrets and can be configured to give varying degrees of power depending on the situation, though they cannot deliver the same instantaneous wack as a pulse phaser of equal power.
I favour the strips.
i would go with either the phaser arrays, or the pulse phaser cannons the arrays are much more combat effecient, and very easily aimed, but the cannons put out more firepower per pulse and work better agianst shields, i would go with the phaser strips though, for the better coverage and firing arcs, since the pulse phasers can only fire in the direction there pointing, and like the phaser arrays on the galaxys and such, you can cover a good part of the ship with just one array. so i have to say the phaser arrays.
pulse phasers because they will kick the bejesus out of any ship in the galaxy... although you'll need a fast ship like a defiant or intrepid... one shot of pulse phasers will make the same damage as a 5 second burst of a normal phaser.... think about it...
Gotta vote phaser arrays. Not only can they put out far more power than the ball turret, but the newest can fire in pretty short bursts like in Nemesis to quickly bring down shields, and the coverage is far better than the pulse phaser cannons. Plus, the phaser cannons and turrets could be taken out far more easily than the phaser strips. The phaser strips have tons of redundant elements. The cannons and turrets don't. :D
All this is true but My GOD look at the power of the pulse phaser...It speaks for it's self....NUFF SED
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