The Type II is the standard weapon used aboard all Starfleet vessels and bases, as it offers a very favourable compromise between size and power. The current Type II has undergone several energy system and ergonomic alterations. This model’s modifications include an improved sarium-krellide power cell, curved grip and reinforced pre-fire chamber, among others. The power cell is hot-swappable in the field and holds a total energy charge of 8.79 x 107 megajoules. The power cell is now housed within a 45 degree curved grip for improved targeting and handling. Within the optronics and energy-manipulation section, the lithium-copper pre-fire chamber has been strengthened with the addition of a wound hafnium tritonide fibre layer, which allows a pre-fire chamber energy density and plasma pressure 15% higher than that of the previous Type II unit. Control surfaces, response, and operation remain unchanged. The modern Type II unit can fire up to setting 16.
Type II Hand Phaser
- by Sam Bishop