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Photonic torpedoes were a type of photonic weapon, a torpedo equipped with antimatter warheads and designed for use aboard starships.

The photonic torpedo is considered more sophisticated than the spatial torpedo, having a range over fifty times greater than the spatial torpedo and, as well, a variable yield. Their variable yield was described by Malcolm Reed as being able to "knock the com array off a shuttlepod without scratching the hull, or they can put a three-kilometer crater into an asteroid."