Author Topic: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs  (Read 13748 times)

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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2022, 03:50:24 PM »
Good eye!  :smiley: I knew that turret/barrel looked familiar.
Looking at it now, it seems the Mauler is heavily inspired by the HSVT-L. That also means the turret isn't actually unmanned. Just looks that way on the Mauler.


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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2022, 08:40:59 PM »
Reminds me the XM274 ARES 75mm heavy autocannon:

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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2023, 02:52:24 AM »
For low profile turrets, consider the US experimental T92 light tank.  I think that basic concept, combined with the STV103's suspension for elevating the gun, could work well.

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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2023, 10:38:29 AM »
Reminds me the XM274 ARES 75mm heavy autocannon:

Yup, using the same AAI turret and ARES gun as on the wheeled LAV-75 mentioned by Graeme.
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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2023, 02:40:08 AM »
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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2023, 10:49:24 PM »
Not sure if this totally fits here, this is my fictional design for a Tiger II/E-50 turret with an Oscillating gun breach that I call the Python. The name/idea for the design was inspired by a similar 1/35 resin turret released by Paper Panzer Productions called the KingCobra. I also drew inspiration from the M60A2 "Starship" turret & the Panther Schmalturm. I 3D printed all the parts but kinda lost interest after that, I really should get back to it some day ;D 






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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2023, 01:59:42 AM »
Interesting - what scale?
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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2023, 05:25:34 AM »
... I really should get back to it some day ;D 

Yes, you really should! That oscillating gun breach concept is a brilliant way of dealing with gun depression in a low-profile turret. Is that your original concept? If not, what was it inspired by?

[Edit] Weirdly, I just came across a reference to a c.1980 Wegmann Flachturm proposal for a future Leopard 2 development. The Germans called their roof hatch a Turmdachklappe.

-- https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/west-german-leopard-3-mbt.712/#post-596571
« Last Edit: July 14, 2023, 07:26:18 AM by apophenia »
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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2023, 03:13:41 PM »
It's in 1/35 scale.

The inspiration chain started with a patent filed by Rheinmetall in 1957 for a oscillating gun breach design.



A few years ago Paper Panzer Productions released a resin turret based on that design, which I used on a Panzer E-75 (I should finish that one too! ;D )



After that I wanted to make my own design based on on the oscillating gun concept for the Panzer E-50. 
« Last Edit: July 14, 2023, 03:30:14 PM by Mig Eater »

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Re: Unmanned Turret, Oscillating Turret, and Low-Profile Turret for AFVs
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2024, 03:33:40 AM »
Simple kit-bashes.
These are variations of the BPU-1 turret as seen on the BDRM-2. Most seem to have the 12.7mm NSV/Kord fitted instead of the 14.5mm KPV-T