Retractable Underwater Turret
Patent, Filed 24 Mar 97, patented 8 Jun 99
AIR DEFENSE COMMAND FORECAST CENTER COLORADO SPRINGS CO
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The present invention, as discloser and taught herein, comprises apparatus and method for an underwater turret system suitable for use on surface or underwater vessels. The turret system is housed in an underwater bay from which the turret may be deployed and operated. After operational use the turret system is retracted into the hay whereupon the bay and the system are flushed with rinse water, evacuated and dried by passing drying air through the bay. In a preferred embodiment the turret is fitted with an underwater weapon and operated to attack underwater targets.