Torpedo Launcher

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Torpedo Launcher

A real heavyweight, this large launcher fires three types of torpedo, each with its own propulsion unit. A devastating weapon, with only manual loading being its drawback. Ammunition types available include large or small high explosive and phosphor tipped torpedoes, all for submerged use only.

Source: Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia


Torpedo Launcher
Size
(h x w)
3 x 2 TorpedoLauncher.gif
Weight 10
D. Threshold 20
Grip Two-Handed
TU Cost Accuracy
Auto -% -%
Snapshot 40% 50%
Aimed 80% 110%
Sale Price $
Research
Purchase Price $4,000
Small Torpedo
Size
(h x w)
3 × 1
Weight 5
D. Threshold 50
Damage 80 High Explosive
Capacity 1
Sale Price $
Research
Purchase Price $600
Large Torpedo
Size
(h x w)
3 × 1
Weight 8
D. Threshold 50
Damage 90 High Explosive
Capacity 1
Sale Price $
Research
Purchase Price $900
Phosphorous Torpedo
Size
(h x w)
3 × 1
Weight 8
D. Threshold 40
Damage 80 High Explosive
Capacity 1
Sale Price $
Research
Purchase Price $1,200


The Torpedo Launcher is a man-portable torpedo launcher. It only functions underwater.

Similar to the Gas Cannon, the Torpedo Launcher specializes in arming variable ammunition types. It takes two flavours of high explosive torpedoes: the Small Torpedo and Large Torpedo as well as a special Phosphor Torpedo.

The Small Torpedo is a lightweight torpedo that can be easily transported by weaker aquanauts while still delivering a reasonably high punch.

The Large Torpedo is the heaviest and most powerful of the man-made torpedoes, with a small increase in power over the Small Torpedo.

The Phosphor Torpedo is a specialized torpedo that quickly and briefly illuminates a large area. It is also used for burning enemies and terrain.

Of the initial 5 ranged weapons, the Torpedo Launcher is the heaviest, slowest and has the least ammo. It does offer the greatest accuracy for aimed shots. Accuracy is reduced for snap shots, though this can be mitigated by the area-effect nature of the torpedoes and clever use of terrain.

Despite its many limitations such as its underwater restriction, the Torpedo Launcher is well suited for precision long range bombardment of strong targets, groups or large enemies. It can even be used to quickly clear terrain that is not easy to navigate, such as coral and debris from shipwrecks. It does require a plentiful supply of Torpedoes for prolonged use.

As the game progresses, the aliens will start using their variant of the Torpedo Launcher: The Disruptor Pulse Launcher.

This weapon appears in Terror from the Deep. For the UFO: Enemy Unknown equivalent, refer to the Rocket Launcher.

Key Features
  • Variable Ammo
Pros Cons
  • High power
  • High Accuracy
  • Underwater-only
  • Heavy
  • Bulky
  • Slow
  • Very Low Ammo

Notes

  • Like the Hydro-Jet Cannon, the Torpedoes can be launched on land through highly sophisticated fiddling (to be blunt - by way of reaction-fire). This is potentially very hazardous!

See Also


TFTD Badge Terror From The Deep: Equipment (TFTD)
Armor Diving SuitPlastic Aqua ArmorIon ArmorMagnetic Ion Armor
Weapons Dart GunJet HarpoonGas CannonHydro-Jet CannonTorpedo LauncherThermal Tazer

Magna-Blast GrenadeParticle Disturbance GrenadeMagna-Pack Explosive
Gauss PistolGauss RifleHeavy Gauss
Sonic PistolSonic-Blasta RifleSonic CannonSonic PulserThermal Shok LauncherDisruptor Pulse Launcher
Vibro BladeThermic LanceHeavy Thermic Lance

Portable Equipment Dye GrenadeParticle Disturbance SensorMedi-KitChemical-flareM.C. DisruptorM.C. ReaderZrbite
SWS Coelacanth/G. CannonCoelacanth/Aqua JetCoelacanth/GaussDisplacer/SonicDisplacer/PWT
Data Weapon Summaries TFTD Item destruction table • SWS/Terror Unit Innate Weapons