A fine view of the sheer scale and complexity of the big gun turret for a Battleship. In this case, this appears to be a British gun mounting, of the type mounted on R class battleships, "Queen Elizabeth" class and Renown and Repulse.
The turret held three guns; below the gun deck were the turret floor, the machinery floor, and two levels of magazines for the shells and propellant charges. Two centrally located ammunition hoists carried the ordnance from the magazines to the gun deck.
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Bombs rain on military targets in and around the city of Münster, Germany. Ben Kuroki nearly lost his life on a mission to Münster when German flak tore through his .50-caliber gun turret aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber.
Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) SBD aircraft during the Battle of Midway after she had been bombed by planes from Enterprise and USS Hornet (CV-8). Note her shattered midships structure torpedo dangling from the after port side tubes and wreckage atop her number four eight-inch gun turret.
Empty shell cases litter the deck near the forward 6"/47 gun turrets of USS Brooklyn (CL-40) after she had bombarded Licata Sicily during the early hours of the invasion 10 July 1943.
The French invention of the "interrupted screw" honed in a new era of battleship guns: as the gun breech could be sealed quickly. Which in-turn, meant that the shell could be fired quickly. Which in-turn meant that the gun barrel could be reloaded quickly. Thus, quick-firing battleship guns were born! Even so, the "interrupted screw" had to guarantee no "blast back" into the gun turrets loading area, as otherwise an explosion may occur! That's the main reason it took a while to invent.