Small Launcher vs Thermal Shok Launcher
The Thermal Shok Launcher is a rare step up in usefulness from its equivalent, the Small Launcher. Power is increased, high enough to stun most aliens in one direct hit. Accuracy is up in both firing modes. Firing time is up significantly in Snap mode (it is not possible to reload and refire the Thermal Shok Launcher in a single turn, whereas this is possible with the Small Launcher), but is down in Aimed mode.