Proton Torpedo Launcher Affiliation Open Market Manufacturer: Various Type: Ship Weapon Upgrade Power Supply: Ship's power core Size: Varies by ship Composition: Tempered Durasteel Alloy. . . . . . . . . Description While externally mounted torpedo tubes have been available for some time, there also existed a market for a more discrete means of acquiring additional firepower, which resulted in a number of offerings cropping up for internally installable proton torpedo launchers. Installable anywhere on the ship with sufficient space to house the launcher and access to the ship's exterior, these launchers typically house two torpedoes per tube when installed on starfighters, while the larger size of freighters allows three torpedos per tube and draw power from the ship's core. Installable on any ship ranging ins size from those as small as fighters all the way up to large freighters, the only restriction on these upgrades are sufficient space inside the ship to house them and having the means to provide enough power to them. They vary in appearance as freighters often use simple flaps to cover the tubes while fighters have them visibly present on the exterior. Legality Illegal for civilian use, unless government licenses are acquired for their use. Such licenses would be hard to acquire and add require thorough background checks or sufficiently heavy bribes. Intent To create a means for ships to add torpedo tubes as a weapon upgrade. Advanced Tech Yes. Military-grade weaponry is expensive and difficult to obtain outside of military organizations. A basic freighter installation would require a tech plot of 2-3 threads, while more complex installations such as installing them on starfighters or installing multiple tubes can can take up to 3-4 threads.