What is turret?

  • (noun): A self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation.
    Synonyms: gun enclosure, gun turret
    See also — Additional definitions below


In architecture, a turret (from Italian: torretta, little tower; Latin: turris, tower) is a small tower that projects vertically from the wall of a building such as a medieval castle. Turrets were used to provide a projecting defensive position allowing covering fire to the adjacent wall in the days of military fortification. As their military use faded, turrets were adopted for decorative purposes, as in the Scottish baronial style.

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T-54/55 Operators And Variants - Models and Variants - International Derivatives - Slovenia
... of the tank was improved considerably by attaching Rafael ERA blocks to the hull and the turret ... smoke grenade launchers (of which there are six in two clusters, one per side of the turret) and can be automatically activated in an emergency ... the 600 hp V-12 as well as an additional box mounted on the rear of the turret bin - the function of which is unknown ...
Turret - Gallery
... Corbelled corner turrets at Newark Castle, Port Glasgow The turrets of Balhousie Castle in Perth, Scotland Turret of the old fort guarding Havana harbour, Cuba A turret on a ...
SK-105 K├╝rassier - History
... The turret of the SK-105 is based on a French design, developed for the AMX-13 ... Add-on armor on the front part of the chassis and turret is available as an option which provides protection against 35 mm APDS rounds at a flank arc ... The oscillating turret is similar to that fitted to the AMX-13 light tank ...
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 ...
Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte - History - Armament
... The Ratte's primary weapon would have been a dual 280 mm SK C/28 gun turret ... The turret was to have been a modified Kriegsmarine triple gun turret, removing one of the guns and loading mechanism ... historians, most believing that it would have been mounted within the primary turret, with some others thinking a smaller secondary turret at the rear of the Ratte more logical ...

More definitions of "turret":

  • (noun): A small tower extending above a building.