The Terran Turret is a so-called blob turret (due to its appearance in non-SCP, unmodded FreeSpace 1
. The Terran Turret has a faster refire rate, does slightly more damage-per-second, and is faster (therefore more accurate) than its bigger brother, the Terran Huge Turret
. Both Terran Turrets do little damage-per-second, slightly more than the Prometheus R
, as such they are mostly good at destroying bombs as really slow moving, wounded bombers and fighters. The Shivan equivalent to this gun is the Shivan Turret Laser
. These actually appear to take out more bombs than Flak
, but perhaps it's me.
Bomb-remover extraordinaire. Let the beams and flaks take on the bombers, these are for what they dump on you.
The blobs in general are the new point-defense weapons, knocking down incoming ordinance with an efficiency a flak gun can only dream of. Beams are excellent point-defense, but do not fire nearly as often.
If you ever play a no-shields FS1 mission against a freighter or cruiser, Terran Turrets are to be feared. These things do catastrophic damage to bare hulls, especially compared to the pea-shooter ML-16. But in FS2, you can practically bathe in blobs.
These things are amazingly accurate against bombs or slower moving objects. However take out the weapons subsystem and they won't be able to hit anything. Other than destroying bombs however, they aren't much use for anything else except for throwing up a curtain of fire, which is what flak does.