Automatic Turret

|image=FileCeiling turret bm.jpg|200px
|image2=FileCeiling mini turret bm.jpg|170px
|name=Automatic Turret
|affiliation=Black Mesa
|type=Static automatic turret
|rate of fire=
|projectile speed=
|usedby=N/A (automatic)
|counterpart=Other CategorySentry weapons|sentry weapons
|designer=Les Betterleyhttp// Les Betterley's personal website
|health=*{{Abbr|50/50/60|Easy/Medium/Hard}} (Big Turret)
*{{Abbr|40/40/50|Easy/Medium/Hard}} (Mini Turret)
{{Quote|Be careful. As long as those sentry guns are active, it's suicide to go out there. But it is the only way to the surface. You're going to have to destroy them.|Rosenberg|Half-Life Decay|Filero 02 careful.ogg}}

The '''Automatic Turret'''''Half-Life Prima Guide'' is a sentry weapon used by Black Mesa in its Black Mesa Research Facility|facility for security.

The Automatic Turret comes in two variants the tri-barreled gun (that appears in ''Half-Life'' only) and a smaller single barreled gun (that appears in both ''Half-Life'' and ''Decay''). The Big Automatic Turret makes its only appearance at the entrance of the Lambda Complex. It can be activated by using the computer or the fuse box located in the security checkpoint.

Automatic Turrets are seen in several places within the Black Mesa Research Facility concealed within the ceiling in an armored cupola. They were set possibly to deal with potential escaped specimens, or are perhaps a leftover from the facility's days as a military missile complex. Some deploy automatically when sighting a target, and some are controlled by nearby levers on connected fuse boxes.. When a lever is available, the player can use it to activate or deactivate the gun at will. If not, the turret can be disabled with explosives or gunfire.

The Automatic Turrets do not distinguish friends from foes. Therefore, they will attack anything in range, including all Black Mesa employees as well as Xen creatures. 

==Behind the scenes==

Although it's never used in the game, the turrets can be mounted in floors.''Worldcraft''



FileCeiling turret bm alpha.jpg|Early model from Half-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha.
FileAutomatic Turret Les Betterley.jpg|High-resolution render of the model.
FileAutomatic Turret Les Betterley2.jpg|Ditto.
FileHl 2012-05-22 21-10-30-28.jpg|Automatic Turret firing at Freeman if he shoots people at the end of the Hazard Course.
FileT0a0d0002.jpg|Security guard clearing the way from the Hazard Course to the Transit System.
FileBigturret room.jpg|The control room for the big turret.
FileBigturret ping.jpg|Searching the area for targets.
FileBigturret attack.jpg|In action.

===''Half-Life Decay''===

FileHt02 secure01.jpg|Warning sign.
FileHt02 secure02.jpg|Automatic Turrets in the maintenance areas under the Hazard Course.
FileDy hazard0033.jpg|Rosenberg clearing the way from the Hazard Course to the Transit System.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Decay''

==See also==
*Combine Ceiling Turret


{{Black Mesa}}
CategoryBlack Mesa weapons
CategorySentry weapons
CategoryHalf-Life Decay