Ecklan AM Turret
The Ecklan Anti-Missile Turret. A triple barrel rapid fire cannon used mainly to destroy incoming missiles. It is also moderately effective against lightly armored objects. Mounted on the top of the ship and controlled from an observation bubble, it has a field of view 360 degrees around, and from straight up to about 110 degrees down (provided the target is at least a mile out from the ship).
The turret mounted on the Polera has had it’s share of problems. One of the three barrels, until recently, simply did not fire. The three round burst function would only fire two rounds. Combined with the weak ammunition, frequent jams, outdated targeting software, and the fact that it cannot fire manually without electrical power make this a less than desireable defensive system against anything larger than the Polera itself.
Having some downtime recently, Bill was finally able to repair the turret to full functional status. He was rewarded with the crew actually being “Nice” to him for a change. After the unfamiliar treatment, he went back to double check it and make sure it was indeed fully operational.