Torpedo Launcher

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Torpedo Launcher
Privateer - Ship Modification Bay - Torpedo Launcher.PNG

A Torpedo Launcher or Torpedo launcher or torpedo launcher is a projectile launcher that can be installed on a spacecraft's weapons mount. Torpedo launchers fire Proton Torpedoes. They are available for sale to privateers at ship dealers. Gabriel Quentin wrote about torpedo launchers in GEMINI SECTOR: AN OVERVIEW.


Version Capacity Cost Resale Resale Damaged Repairs
Privateer 10 torpedoes 2,000 credits 1,400 credits 200 credits 1-144 credits


A Torpedo Launcher may be installed on the weapons slots on the stock Tarsus, Orion, Galaxy and Centurion.

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Wing Commander Privateer Player's Guide

Torpedo Launcher

Torpedo Launcher. Torpedo launchers have only one type of ammunition and can hold a maximum of 10 proton torpedoes. Refire delay is 0.5 seconds.

Privateer Playtesters' Guide

Weapons Systems

Your weapons loadout will vary according to your skill level, typical missions and financial resources. In general, dumb fire missiles and torpedoes can inflict more harm in the hands of an experienced pilot. Guided missiles will find their target with the help of their locking mechanisms, making accuracy less essential. A tractor beam system will allow you to retrieve cargo from a destroyed ship and is thus an indispensable part of every pirate fighter.

Range. The effective range of the projectile in meters (m).

Damage potential. The amount of damage done to a target. This measurement is based on the durasteel standard, and is listed for comparison only.

Refire delay. The recharge time of a gun between each shot in units of seconds.

Energy use. How much energy the gun uses in units of Gigaloules (GI).

Abuse limit. How much damage your guns can take before they are destroyed. Abuse limits are rated as low, medium and high.

Torpedo and Torpedo Launcher. Torpedoes do not have sophisticated locking mechanisms. They fly in a straight line, similar to dumb fire missiles. If you are not an accomplished marksman, you may want to invest in guided missiles instead. If you are an expert shot, however, a torpedo launcher might be a good idea. A torpedo can destroy almost any ship with relative ease. If you are planning to down a capital ship, torpedoes will be crucial to your success.


Behind the Screens

Wing Commander Privateer contains graphics overlays for missile launchers, torpedo launchers and tractor beams on two additional outer weapons slots on the Centurion. These slots were removed from the final build of the game.

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