Missile turret

Missile turret
French Malafon Anti Submarine Missile on its turret
American RUR-4 Weapon Alpha naval Anti Submarine rocket launcher (1950s)

A missile turret is a specific type of weapon turret -- a device for aiming missiles towards their intended target before launch. Similarly to gun turrets they have been used on warships and vehices on the ground. In most roles articulated missile lunching systems on warships have been replaced by vertical launching systems. Ship-based missile systems often have centralised guidance systems which eliminate the need for targeting sensors on the turrets themselves.



Aboard ships:

On land:


Combined type

These are some weapon system that use a single turret for mounting a combination of guns and missiles:

  • CADS-N-1 Kashtan, a Russian naval air defense system
  • Tunguska-M1 Russia anti-air vehicle

See also

External links

Information on some launch systems, turreted and otherwise http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/index.html

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