Star Trek Weapons - Original Series - Portable Laser Canon (2250)

Star Trek Weapons - Original Series - Portable Laser Canon (2250)

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The Starfleet Portable Laser Cannon was a large surface deployable heavy weapons system carried aboard Starfleet vessels as late as the 2250’s, but were eventually replaced by the new phaser based weapons systems in the 2260’s. The canon itself was not self contained, in that it did not generate its own power, but rather acted as a final control system for an externally supplied power supply. When deployed to the surface of a planet, energy was supplied via microwave transmission from the orbiting starship, which was then converted and channeled by the cannon through its power converter system and transmitted through the laser emitter assembly in the form of a powerful concentrated laser beam. Once on the ground, the canon could me moved via anti-gravity emitters located in the base platform, while the main laser emitter assembly was adjustable for both height and tilt via the emitter support arm assembly. This model depicts a Laser Canon assigned to the Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701) during her second and third 5-year missions under the command of Captain Christopher Pike between 2250 and 2260. *** Please note: The Laser Canon was seen in only (2) episodes of the original Star Trek Television series. It was seen in the failed first pilot episode “The Cage” from 1964, with its final appearance in the series 2-part episode “The Menagerie” aired in November of 1966. Also, thanks to Racer X for some control panels and switches. #Earth #Enterprise #Federation #firearm #gun #nadion #phaser #pistol #Roddenberry #Sci_fi #Scifi #Space #Space_travel #Star_Trek #Starfleet #Starfleet_Tactical #Startrek #weapon
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