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Split gun turret[edit]

It may just be me, but it seems this article represents two distinct concepts - turrets on buildings and turrets on modern fighting vehicles - and may benefit from a split. --MaxBrains 21:38, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

I would suggest spin off the whole of the gun turret business into a separate article and keep a summary on this article. When the architecture turret section builds up more detail eg building techniques examples etc (if it should happen) then it could be spun off as a whole article too. GraemeLeggett 12:19, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
I support this idea of splitting the article--I came here to look for information on gun turrets and was almost deterred by the pictures of architecture. --Brandon Dilbeck 22:30, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
I definatly agree with this, too. And since 4 people voted for the split and 0 have complained about it (and it has been proposed for more than a month by now, that's enought time to raise your voice if you don't agree with it), I'll just do it.--BSI 17:06, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Other uses[edit]

I didn't see a page describing the use of the term in the context of a lens selector. The idea also appears in material handling systems such as conveyors and dispensers. Neither Turret nor Gun turret mention this usage. SpareSimian 18:49, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

This is an article about the architectural element. The others can be mentioned in appropriate articles, like lens mount and something about industrial processes. An exhaustive list of meanings of the word turret belongs in Wiktionary (wikt:turret). Michael Z. 2007-06-06 21:22 Z
Thanks for the pointers. I found that lens turrets are most commonly found in the context of microscopes, and there's no mention in the Optical microscope article. One also finds a similar mechanism in machining, to swap tool bits such as drills. I haven't yet found a mention of this usage in the Metalworking articles. including CNC. SpareSimian 22:57, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Gallery[edit]

I don't think the images "Turrets at Donaldson's College, Edinburgh, Scotland" or "Turret atop Havant dental surgery" should be provided as examples because, per the article, these would be considered towers not turrets because they extend to the ground. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.62.104.66 (talkcontribs) 26 November 2008

Gallery problem?[edit]

Under the series of images in Gallery, the writing such as: "In the middle ages, it served as an administrative and religious center." looks having problem with paragraph spacing? I don't know how to fix it. Charon77 (talk) 17:16, 20 December 2011 (UTC)