TYPE 2B PHASER
department, through the developement of the Sovereign Class Starship
developed the third Type 2 Phaser to be deployed as a standard weapon
in less than 10 years. This model was even more capable than previous
models, it employed a frequency randomizing chip which added difficulty
for any one trying to create any effective sheilding against it.
Also it was designed to conform to the users' waist, for a more
ergonomic design, and was smaller, more compact than the previous
models. This model of the Type 2 Phaser saw wide spread application
through out Starfleet. Most notably, few modifacations to this Type
2 Phaser were ever made.