Monday, November 12, 2012

Ball Turret Mech!

Concept drawing for the ball turret mech
I spent Veteran's Day working out this design inspired by the Sperry ball turret from the WWII B-17 bombers. The Sperry ball turret was operated by a person sitting inside the turret, but in this scaled down version, space is tight and it will be operated by a pilot riding in a chariot pulled by the mech. The simulated 50-caliber guns will be propane flame cannons that propel fireballs 25' into the air. This design incorporates the leg prototype that I have been working with and I anticipate completing the ball turret mech by the end of 2013.