Missiles are the weapons used by Medium Starships. They do a large amount of damage, however, they are not overpowered because their rate of fire is very low. Medium Starships will fire two at a time. Missiles will track their target and explode if too much time has elapsed chasing the target. If an enemy Starship fires a missile at you, it can not be avoided easily without using the Physics Options.
Occasionally, if the target is destroyed before a missile reaches it, the missile will go in a circle path very quickly until it explodes.