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A Graviton Cannon is the smallest gravity-based starship weapon. This device is basically a souped-up tractor beam emitter. It fires a pulsed series of gravitons to produce a rapidly oscillating gravitic field. As the beam passes through an enemy starship, parts of the target simultaneously feel powerful gravity fields in opposite directions only a few meters apart, and the ship is literally torn apart by its own weight.
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A Graviton Cannon is the smallest gravity-based starship weapon. This device is basically a souped-up tractor beam emitter. It fires a pulsed series of gravitons to produce a rapidly oscillating gravitic field. As the beam passes through an enemy starship, parts of the target simultaneously feel powerful gravity fields in opposite directions only a few meters apart, and the ship is literally torn apart by its own weight.
   
This system was only ever installed on the [[EFS Stornoway]], an experimental modification to a [[Rota-Class ]]destroyer design. Although initial tests carried out by [[Erich Von Shrakenberg]] were quite promising, the greater cost in terms of money and maintenance compared to quite-adequate weapons such as [[Lance Torpedo]]es led to the termination of the project.
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This system was only ever installed on the [[EFS Stornoway]], an experimental modification to a [[Rota-Class ]]destroyer design. Although initial tests carried out by [[Erich Von Shrakenberg]] were quite promising, the greater cost in terms of money and maintenance compared to quite-adequate weapons such as [[Lance Torpedo]]es led to the termination of the project.
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==Behind the Scenes==
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This weapon system is based on one Martin Hohner created for a never-completed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek Star Trek] fanfic story he tried to write back in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane_Technical_College_Prep_High_School High School].
 
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Revision as of 02:04, 11 July 2011

The only ship to ever carry this weapon

A Graviton Cannon is the smallest gravity-based starship weapon. This device is basically a souped-up tractor beam emitter. It fires a pulsed series of gravitons to produce a rapidly oscillating gravitic field. As the beam passes through an enemy starship, parts of the target simultaneously feel powerful gravity fields in opposite directions only a few meters apart, and the ship is literally torn apart by its own weight.

This system was only ever installed on the EFS Stornoway, an experimental modification to a Rota-Class destroyer design. Although initial tests carried out by Erich Von Shrakenberg were quite promising, the greater cost in terms of money and maintenance compared to quite-adequate weapons such as Lance Torpedoes led to the termination of the project.

Behind the Scenes

This weapon system is based on one Martin Hohner created for a never-completed Star Trek fanfic story he tried to write back in High School.