So, what is the deal here. I never go for the torpedo research because (according to me, correct me if Im wrong) these are actually worse than missiles. Why? Because of the swarm effect. Since torpedos at the max has 2 slots loaded in a ship and since they are slower then missiles, they almost allways arrive at another time and are easily picked of by the PD since the PD can concentrate on attacking them instead of a swarm of missiles. Sure, the torpedo does a lot more damage but hits the enemy round 3-4 in battle while missiles normally hit round 2, which allows the enemy to actually fire less shots because of the time.
So, I gladly hear your comments about this. Am I wrong? I know that if fired point blanc the torpedos would be better, but my misslie ships are never that close to the enemy, rather packed behind like artillery.