|Atomic Kingdom Torpedo Turret|
|Faction||Atomic Kingdom of China|
|Building Type||Base Defence|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Made by||Great Wall Duplicator Facilities|
|Key Features|| » Explosive launchers|
» Turret mounting (limited traverse)
» Large supply of rocket fuel
» Upgrade capability
» Clone operator (trying to keep up with the loading)
- Jumpin' Bright Flash: Made to specifically fire over the walls of the Atomic Kingdom, the Torpedo turret is made to lob high-explosive rockets at the enemy from behind cover, acting as an effective area-denial weapon.
- Crossfire Hurricane: For it's distance and the explosives, the system cannot target aircraft, and strategic artillery is going to constantly outrange the turret in any contest.
Most armies facing the Atomic Kingdom are faced with the unenviable prospect of facing down the world's strongest defenses, the world's mightiest walls and endless armies teleporting down from space. So any opposing force settles in for a siege, shelling the positions of the Kingdom from a range while forcing them to increasingly rely on teleported supplies and reinforcements from space.
Given the obvious issues with these situations, the Viceroy ordered a new method of defending the Kingdom's territory be created. At first, massive towers were offered as a potential solution, allowing cloned gunners to fire from beyond the walls and strike the enemy from a range. While these sniper-clones wouldn't have been hard to create, they were targets themselves, and the idea was scraped for lack of solutions to keep the towers from becoming primary targets of an enemy siege.
Instead, mortar weapons were considered. Though ranged, many in the Kingdom felt they were underpowered and too inaccurate. So again, the Kingdom's few engineers and technicians went to the drawing board. As they pondered, they remembered the massive rocket barrages the Red Chinese would make before larger pushes, or the NRA Silkworm platforms used to break up large advances. Slowly, these ideas coalesced into form on paper, then model, and finally, the Torpedo Turret.
Though they can be used on water, the use of the word "torpedo" is a slight misnomer, as the rockets aren't subterranean at all. Instead, they're launched as high in the air as possible, following a parabolic arc to slam into the enemy's forces and keep them at a distance. While fast-firing and effective at denying ground to the enemy, the weapon is incapable of firing at airborne targets that can pass over the Kingdom's walls, and strategic artillery might as well be on another planet.