Plasma torpedo

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Even though it is capable of overtaking a [[Constitution-class|''Constitution''-class]] starship in full retreat, a plasma torpedo has a relatively limited range.  Only [[cloaking device|cloaking]] technology enabled the Romulan ship to get into effective range of its targets.  As noted above, a plasma torpedo lost so much energy pursuing the fleeing ''Enterprise'' that when it finally struck, it no longer had enough energy to destroy the target.
 
Even though it is capable of overtaking a [[Constitution-class|''Constitution''-class]] starship in full retreat, a plasma torpedo has a relatively limited range.  Only [[cloaking device|cloaking]] technology enabled the Romulan ship to get into effective range of its targets.  As noted above, a plasma torpedo lost so much energy pursuing the fleeing ''Enterprise'' that when it finally struck, it no longer had enough energy to destroy the target.
  
[[Lieutenant]] [[Hikaru Sulu|Sulu]] theorized that a single [[phaser]] shot would be sufficient to detonate a plasma torpedo prematurely.  He did not actually get to test his theory, however, since his ship's phasers were off line at the time.
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[[Lieutenant]] [[Hikaru Sulu|Sulu]] believed that a single [[phaser]] shot would be sufficient to detonate a plasma torpedo prematurely.  He did not actually get to test his idea, however, since his ship's phasers were off line at the time.
  
 
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