Ball Turret

A ball turret was a particular form of spherical-form, altazimuth mount movement manned aircraft gun turret, accommodating the gunner with nearly all the needed equipment for defensive firepower (except for the ammunition storage) mounted either within or onto the spherical shell of the turret structure, mounted on aircraft during World War II. The most common one was manufactured by the Sperry Corporation.

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Ball Turret - Popular Culture
... A ball turret features in the poem "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner", by Randall Jarrell ... in John Irving's fourth novel The World According to Garp (1978), is a severely injured ball turret gunner ... Mission," an episode of Amazing Stories (TV series) from 1985, a young ball turret gunner is trapped in his turret until his skill as a cartoonist saves the day ...
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... Virgil "Virgin" Hoogesteger (Reed Diamond), Top Turret Gunner and Flight Engineer ... Richard "Rascal" Moore (Sean Astin), Ball Turret Gunner ... He becomes increasingly nervous of the ball turret's tendency to jam during combat ...

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