Covering the other Explosive and Defensive choices out there. This site is meant to be a quick guide, for detailed information you’ll find a page on each weapon followed by a link out to the Elite Dangerous Wiki to provide you with detailed data, numbers and more info.
Other explosive weapons you can employ include Pack-Hounds, Shock Mines, Enzyme Missiles and Point Defence.
Explosive Weapons require ammunition to fire. Most explosive weapons can be fired with insufficient energy in the weapons capacitor, but do so at the cost of extreme heat generation that is quite capable of reaching critical heat levels that may cause heat damage to your own modules and/or hull. Explosive Weapons are extremely ineffective against shields, but do greatly increased damage to hull.