Turrets

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L 20 α Class Battleship - Design - Armament
... The main battery was arranged in four twin turrets, as in the preceding Bayern class, in a superfiring arrangement on the centerline ... The aft pair of turrets were separated by engine rooms ... The four turrets mounted two 42 cm (16.5 in) SK L/45 guns, for a total of eight guns on the broadside ...
Interrupter Gear - Turrets
... give protection but retain the wide firing arcs and so the power driven multi-gun turret evolved ... One of the first instances was the single nose mounted turret of the Boulton Paul Overstrand twin engine biplane bomber that served with the RAF ... For maximum efficiency the bomber turret needed to be able to rotate in all directions and cover as wide a range of elevation as possible — this meant that there would be some combinations of elevation and ...
Armament Of The Iowa Class Battleship - Main Battery - Turrets
... Mark 7 naval guns, which were housed in three 3-gun turrets two forward and one aft in a configuration known as "2-A-1" ... Each gun rested within an armored turret, but only the top of the turret protruded above the main deck ... The turret extended either four decks (Turrets 1 and 3) or five decks (Turret 2) down ...
Spanish Battleship Jaime I - Technical Characteristics
... The four twin turrets were arranged with "A" and "Y" on the centerline, and the other two turrets in the wings ("B" to starboard, "Q" to port) ... This was done in preference to superimposed turrets, as was done in the South Carolinas, to save weight and cost ...
Milecastle 2 - Associated Turrets
... Each milecastle on Hadrian's Wall had two associated turret structures ... These turrets were positioned approximately one-third and two-thirds of a Roman mile to the west of the Milecastle, and would probably have been manned by part of the milecastle's garrison ... The turrets associated with Milecastle 2 are known as Turret 2A and Turret 2B ...

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