a detonation device which, although not as powerful as a proton torpedo, is much faster. They employ an armor-piercing tip mounted on a compact energy pack. This tip allows the missile to penetrate a ship's hull, while also serving to ignite the weapon's energy pack. Upon striking a target, an atom smasher is activated near the energy pack, imploding the atoms and generating a huge amount of energy and heat. This first melts the target, then explodes it.