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Dalek weaponry was advanced and lethal. The Daleks used a number of different weapon systems in their travel machines, in addition to the other more powerful weapons. They also bought weapons designed by the Vess, who supplied the Cybermen and Sontarans as well. (AUDIO: The Light at the End) Personal Dalek weaponry could be disabled by a Macrotransmission of a K-filter wavelength in a Self-replicating energy blindfold matrix. (TV: Journey's End)

Personal weapons Edit

Gunstick Edit

Main article: Gunstick

The gunstick was the standard personal weapon. (TV: The Daleks, et al)

Manipulator arm Edit

Main article: Manipulator arm

Though capable of other functions, the manipulator arm could also serve as a close-quarters weapon. (TV: The Daleks, Dalek)

Other weapons Edit

The arm could also be replaced by a pyro-flame, essentially a flame-thrower. Given that the main gun had a limited area effect this seems mainly to have been used for defoliation. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)

With their main energy weapons rendered inoperative on the planet Exxilon, the Daleks replaced them with a projectile-firing percussion weapon. This weapon was effective against the primitive natives of the planet but less so against the sophisticated support and defence systems of the City of the Exxilons. (TV: Death to the Daleks)

This weapon is commonly referred to as a "machine gun'", however its relatively slow rate of fire strongly indicates it was not in fact fully automatic.

Individual Daleks were quite willing to expend their own lives for the advancement of the race, operating as suicide bombers if required. During the attempt to retrieve Davros in the Dalek-Movellan War, the Daleks improvised explosives using mining charges, strapping them about their casings. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)

By the Last Great Time War, the Daleks had incorporated a very destructive set of explosives into the lower section of their casings, which could be used to self-destruct, utterly obliterating the Dalek. One self-destruct explosion was contained within a force field surrounded by the Dalek "bumps", (TV: Dalek) though in another instance, the Daleks' self-destruct could be used offensively. This was used as a last resort when the Dalek's gunstick failed to fire. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)

For at least part of their history individual Daleks were capable of non-explosive self-destruct but this appears to have been more a frenzied pathological reflex at having failed to advance the cause of the race than a deliberate doctrine. The self-destruct in this case did nothing more than terminate the mutant involved, with even the casing not visibly damaged. (TV: Death to the Daleks)

During the Dalek Civil War the Renegade Dalek faction made use of ECM (Electronic Counter-Measure) pods in their defensive positions. These devices locked onto the casings of any Imperial Daleks who came into range and infiltrated their systems, sabotaging the life-support software so the Kaled mutant within drowned in its own nutrient fluid. (PROSE: Remembrance of the Daleks)

Heavy weapons Edit

The Daleks routinely made little use of dedicated heavy weapons units, probably because the destructive power of a basic Dalek soldier made them unnecessary. However, during the Dalek Civil War, at least one Special Weapons Dalek was seen in action. This Dalek had a vastly oversized and overpowered version of the standard casing weapon. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)

Weapons of mass destruction Edit

Bacteriological weapons Edit

Dalek vessels mounted a varied armament, some of them simple energy weapons. However they were also equipped with missiles, many of which had specialised warheads. The Daleks appeared to favour bacteriological warfare, as during the 22nd century Dalek invasion of Earth. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) They were prepared to use missiles to spread plague across planets they either wished to conquer or wanted to prevent others from visiting. (TV: Death to the Daleks)

Other armaments Edit

During the Dalek Civil War, the Imperial Daleks had planet-busting weapons mounted on their mothership. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks) During and after the Last Great Time War, the flagship used explosive missiles, and the smaller flying saucers used bombs which could devastate whole continents. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)

Time weapons Edit

Time Destructor Edit

Main article: Time Destructor

One of the most deadly weapons ever constructed by the Daleks was the Time Destructor. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)

The Reality bomb Edit

Main article: Reality bomb

The Reality bomb was a weapon created by Davros to destroy reality itself. (TV: Journey's End)

Temporal Extinction Device Edit

Main article: Temporal Extinction Device

The Temporal Extinction Device was used by the Daleks while in the Time Vortex. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks)

Temporal Cannon Edit

Main article: Temporal Cannon

The Temporal Cannon was created by the Eternity Circle during the Last Great Time War. (PROSE: Engines of War)

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