Fire speed: 10000 rpm
laser weapons have always been around for defense against projectiles. The normal mono-axled laser turrets where often insufficient for space combat
The Dynamic multi-axled laser turret or D-MAL turret is a very complex and powerful weapon system. The D-MAL is categorized as laser weapon but it is actually a pulsar ray beamer type weapon, The D-MAL fires a Inertial fusion beam at its target, the beam is made using Inertial fusion reaction. In the fusion reactor core a fusion releases a burst of fusion-energy, High-energy neutrons and quasi trons are filtered out of the fusion core by means of an electromagnetic centrifuge coil field projector, (about 80 % of the energy) is filtered out and used effectively as beam. The beam is directed through a catalyst accelerator and a pulsar wave diode. the pulsed beam is then directed through electromagnetically stabilized tubes to the lower receiver of the laser pivot mount, the inner ball pivot receiver uses an oscillation diode crystal to direct the pulse in one of the out-put lenses,
The oscillation diode crystal won't let through laser beams from the out put side, but it allows a laser through only from one side (from the in-side in this case), (hence the term diode) Special weapons that're made to sabotage beamer/laser weapons wont effect this type of laser CIWS because of its diode like behavior in the optical system.
Effectiveness and Use
D-MAL Laser turrets are found on all classes of ship, and also on small planes, The lasers are triple P3 (PPP) (pin point precision) weapons and can also be used as shield drainers. They can be found in arrays of six on the side of a navy vessel or at the tip or back of a plane were they can cover the flanks and also fire forward or backward if necessary. D-MAL Laser systems are almost always used as defense weapon yet can be used as offence weapon, the D-MAL laser basically is a long range weapon. it's job is essentially to destroy incoming targets but it can also be used as massive strike weapon, in which a array of 24 lasses can shoot a barrage of thousands of beams at a shielded target basically blinding and draining the Shields very quickly. a turret can also focus multiple beams at one point making it even more dangerous. The ball mount has multiple laser outputs, this makes the turret super efficient. A few of those turrets (hence way there placed in arrays of six) can easily take down vastly moving swarms of targets, be it drones or a barrages of projectiles, even missiles with special anti CIWS armor.
ani laser/ beamer weapon systems wont effect this system because of the diode crystal inside, preventing indirect fire. and thus making it the first system not to be affect by anti laser / laser attacks
The only weak spots of D-MAL is that it overheats all the outputs in congested situations.
I agree with the mono-axle design weakness for laser PDWs but was struggling to come up with a design concept for a multi-axle one like yours.
Like what shape do you think is the best to provide the most firing lines? Something like a dodecahedron or a Conway polyhedron? Or maybe even a Iscosidodecahedron?
Thank you and awesome images you have made.
also a multi-facet laser should fire beams (concentrated bursts) while it spins, in terms a laser pulsar is more powerful then a normal laser projector because of the constant stream of bursts (pulses).
also keep in mind you need an axle mechanism to "mount" your ball created in, you can go for a single axle or a double fork joint, (like mine has), using the single option will give you the advantage to turn each side individually.