Turret

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[[File:Battleship turret.jpg|thumb|right|Schematic of a [[battleship]] turret]]
 
[[File:Battleship turret.jpg|thumb|right|Schematic of a [[battleship]] turret]]
In terms of military technology, a '''Turret''' is an armored weapons mount that can rotate to bring the weapon to bear. Turrets can either be stationary fixed defenses or mounted on vehicles such as tanks or ships.  The best first example of an armored turret was deployed as the primary armament of the ironclad USS ''Monitor''.   
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In terms of military technology, a '''turret''' is an armored weapons mount that can rotate to bring the weapon to bear. Turrets can either be stationary fixed defenses or mounted on vehicles such as tanks or ships.  The best first example of an armored turret was deployed as the primary armament of the ironclad USS ''Monitor''.   
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[[Category: Real Technology]]
 
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[[Category: Naval Terminology]]
 
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[[Category:Military]]

Latest revision as of 16:41, 1 February 2013

Schematic of a battleship turret

In terms of military technology, a turret is an armored weapons mount that can rotate to bring the weapon to bear. Turrets can either be stationary fixed defenses or mounted on vehicles such as tanks or ships. The best first example of an armored turret was deployed as the primary armament of the ironclad USS Monitor.

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