The Castellan wrote:
Good if you're an escort and are attacking with DHCs up front, so you can be firing the turrets at the same time.
Total crap if you're in a cruiser, because you could be broadsiding with a beam array and getting 3x the damage...
I heard turrets on the rear are good when you are turning and so on.
An RCS console beats turrets on a cruiser. Turrets are filler for Escorts.