Posted by Data in Cortex Command - December 31st, 2006

Thinking about implementing gun turrets…

“This is the land based version of the Phalanx (CIWS) gun system built by Raytheon called the Land-Based Phalanx Weapons System or LPWS. It utilizes the Block 1B gun system with self-destruct rounds to destroy incoming mortar and artillery rounds.”

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23 Responses to “Anti-everything gun turret”

  1. Darkslicer - # December 31st, 2006 at 4:48 am

    Damn man , would be awesome if you put turrets in 😀

    Maybe a upgrade for 1 dropship or other ship that cost
    much , Got a turret on it then 😛 so long as someone destroys it . awesome idea . Keep up the good work 😀

  2. The Punisher - # December 31st, 2006 at 4:52 am

    Awsome love Gatling Guns, put em in CC!!! xD

  3. Acidfire - # December 31st, 2006 at 5:16 am

    These would rock in CC!!! >:D

  4. alex - # December 31st, 2006 at 5:36 am

    Yeah a turret guarding the brain would be sweet

  5. The Arsecast Host - # December 31st, 2006 at 6:22 am

    Reminds me of a gun featured on Horizon a long time ago which had no moving parts and was basically thousands of bullets stacked up in hundreds of barrels like a giant metal roman candle, with each one electrically fired. The idea being that if you spam several thousand bullets at an incoming missile, it’s unlikely to survive. It it could fire all the bullets in the space of a split second, and although its capacity was quite limited, the actual firing rate translated to something in the order of HUNDREDS of thousands of bullets per minute, if not near a million.

  6. Dicky B - # December 31st, 2006 at 7:32 am

    Check this out, Data.

  7. anonymous - # December 31st, 2006 at 10:12 am

    I remember that, it was way cool!

  8. ToonyMan - # December 31st, 2006 at 10:12 am

    WOAH! Make a portable one. 😀

  9. The Punisher - # December 31st, 2006 at 10:15 am

    Are you crazy?!?!?!? That Gatling Gun fires somthing around 8000 to 16000 or more rounds per minute!!! YOU CRAZY DUDE!!!

  10. The Punisher - # December 31st, 2006 at 10:16 am

    But sure I’ll make one…

  11. Officer_Bulbock - # December 31st, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    Turrets would be awesome, especially if they could walk around until they found a suitable spot, and then shove themselves into the ground (Hey, it is the future, right?).

    Though I’d reccomend a turret a little less boxy than that one!

  12. Tzarius - # December 31st, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    TAH – you would be thinking of the Metal Storm. Particularly impressive is the Grenade Pod variant, intended to replace mines for area denial.
    Watch this video and imagine the rain of destruction coming down on the poor saps on the other end.

  13. Juggz - # January 1st, 2007 at 12:43 am

    Hey Arsecast Host, I know that gun.

    Its called the Metalstorm.

    And i so want turrets in CC… gimme gimme gimme

  14. The Arsecast Host - # January 1st, 2007 at 6:39 am

    Aha, you aren’t wrong Tzarius/Juggz! The metalstorm webpage has some different 4-barrelled looking things, but this is the one I remember: – brrrrrlrllam!

  15. ToonyMan - # January 1st, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Or mabye a turent that has MUILTIPLY WEAPONS!

  16. Tzarius - # January 2nd, 2007 at 6:30 am

    Actually, you know what would kind of weapon would suit CC right down to the ground? A spring-loaded contraption that flings a weighty metal crescent into the air, spinning and weaving through the air. What happens when it hits the ground? Maybe it lodges itself in deep, or skips off at around head height, throwing sparks as it richochets…

  17. Konical - # January 2nd, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    If a turret is implemented, I hope it gets a nice AI polish too. Would be teh suck after installing an expensive turret just to get a pretty explosion.

  18. Hipcrostino - # January 3rd, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Please do, because if anything it will add to the moddability of the game.

  19. Afroded - # January 12th, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    What does that thing even fire??!!!

  20. Spry-jinx - # February 26th, 2007 at 9:00 am

    first of all, a turret would have to be tough, and the rounds would have tp push things around, alot. seeing as the new landing procedure allows you to drop anywhere, someone could simply put heavy troops into a rocket or anything and drop it on it. myself ive been changing the game a smidge here a smidge there, prices, mass, whats been shot. ive managed a gun that shoots people out of it, that you can use. lol

  21. Zack - # March 17th, 2007 at 11:39 pm yo look at it its a drop ship

  22. numgun - # August 17th, 2007 at 9:20 am


    Make a wheel based ground vehicle instead!
    We are able to make turrets right now but we cant do proper tanks nor jeeps nor APCs. We need something for that.

  23. GUNREVO - # September 14th, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Gun turrets would be an amazing addition to CC. And imagine artillery bombardment upon a base.