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Quadruple QF 1 Pounder Mount by MikeDoscher Quadruple QF 1 Pounder Mount by MikeDoscher
Inset detail illustration on the HMS Phobos page spread. Ideally, each spread will have one painting and a couple small illustrations like this. This is one of the small turrets visible on the spine of the vessel seen here: mikedoscher.deviantart.com/art…
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Retro/Steampunk CIWS.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just so! :) 'That's a lot of diddly' and all that.
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding! also love that emplacement..
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NAStrydom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this design, what type of ammunition does it use and is it a slow firing or fast firing turret?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It uses 37mm base-fused explosive rounds, mostly. The weapon is actually a historical type: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_1-pou… Really, it's a scaled up Maxim gun. The cyclic rate of the guns are about 300 rounds per minute per gun, but this is difficult to sustain for long periods due to heat buildup. The additional bulk on the barrel jackets is insulation.

The turret traverses relatively slowly, under either manual or powered control. It utilizes a compressed air reservoir as a secondary power source to better engage fast targets, but it's still a fairly easy weapon for either fighters or assault troops to 'get inside of.'
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Mr-Obsidian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Very cool.  I love detail work like this.  The vision slits though...how does the operator see upward for high-angle shots?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, the operator doesn't use those to fire. Those are for observing semaphore signals from the fire control officer in case the ship's telephone circuits are dead. Aiming is usually done through a sort of magnifying periscope. The objective lens for this periscope is the hooded cylindrical element below the guns. As this is prone to damage or misalignment, there is a backup sight set just forward of the gunner's pressurized compartment. You can't really see it in this image though, as it's blocked by the upper portside gun.
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Mr-Obsidian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Ah I see!  That makes it all click now, thanks :)
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
nice detail work :)
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AtholTheDestroyer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do they fire in sequence, twin-linked, or volley?
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