This article seems to make the distinction between the bank and an array, but makes no mention of the phaser emitter. Where does this fit in? --Alan del Beccio 18:41, 8 February 2006 (UTC)


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)