According to Worf, after surveying the Enterprise's tactical systems in TNG: "Conundrum", the ship was "equipped with ten phaser banks, 250 photon torpedoes, and a high-capacity shield grid." Quite clearly our distinction between phaser banks and phaser arrays needs to be reevaluated, meaning this article is inaccurate. --Alan del Beccio 03:22, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
- Try this analogy...a phaser bank is like a gun turret on a contemporary naval vessel. Each phaser emitter would be one gun barrel mounted in that turret. They share a common source for propellants and shells, and when fired, fire at the same target.
- Sounds to me like "bank" and "array" are synominous, the way they are used. Was there anyplace outside the Tech Manuals where they mentioned the "collimator" idea?Capt Christopher Donovan 03:27, 5 March 2007 (UTC)