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Gun turret6

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This is  the same from a different angle. This is a multi axis gun turret specifically designed for space combat. The ball joint has complete freedom of movemet up to 45° sideways as seen in the picture. The limitation is to allow an elephant trunk style ammunition feeder in the center of the ball while allowing for an absolute, uninterrupted, directionless control over the whole hemisphere.
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darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Would love to se a cutaway of this thing, because I don't quite grasp it's construction yet. Is it manipulated with magnets?
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ScifiwarshipsProfessional Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for the comment!

Yes it's manipulated with magnets. Ammunition is fed from an articulated elephant trunk chute/duct through the center of the balljoint which therefore does not tilt further than 45°. It is then ducted through the center of the top joint and out to either side/each gun. The gun uses caseless inert ammunition fired with electric current. It's a railgun. The ammo is stackable, and modular so each shot can vary in size and weight depending on target. I have some 3d cutaways that describe the principle and I might post them at some point.