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USS Voyager hit by proton beams

Voyager is hit by Ramuran proton beam weapons

Proton burst redirects here; for instances of non-weaponized uses of the term proton burst, please see proton burst procedure or simply proton.

Proton weapons, which could be used in the form of proton beams or proton bursts, were proton-based directed energy particle weapon or beams used in weaponry. Proton beams were very tightly focused so that it was as if the target was hit by thousands of needles. They could penetrate any shield even if the modulations were changed.

In 2153, the Borg-assimilated transport Arctic One fired what Malcolm Reed characterized as "some kind of proton burst" at Enterprise NX-01, much to his surprise, as such a transport was normally unarmed. (ENT: "Regeneration")

In 2372, there were numerous anti-personnel proton dischargers hidden on the Kazon-Ogla training moon of Tarok. (VOY: "Initiations")

Ramuran vessels utilized proton weapons, whbich proved to be particularly effective against USS Voyager, in a 2374 encounter. However, Ensign Harry Kim and a tracer called Kellin became the first to develop a defense against the weapons, by tying USS Voyager's baryon sensors into the deflector controls. This allowed the deflector to scatter the incoming beams, making it harder for them to penetrate the shields. (VOY: "Unforgettable")

The proton surges indicating weapons fire that first tipped of Voyager that cloaked Ramuran ships were battling near it were presumably produced by their use of these weapons.

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