There's a scene in Star Wars A new Hope where the Millenium Falcon is being pursued and Luke and Han man giant cannons mounted in glass bubbles. With a bit of beginners luck [and the force], Luke manages to shoot down a Tie fighter.
In his excitement, Luke turns to Han Solo and says:
"Got 'im, I got 'im!
And Han in his kind and nuturing way says:
"Great kid, Don't get cocky!
The Millenium Falcon's, cannons were based on actual gun turrets from WW II. Unlike the big padded chairs they had in Star Wars, the real turrets were tiny & cramped. Some were so small, there wasn't enough space for the gunner to wear a parachute. If you're strapped in a fishbowl and engaged in a dogfight, I'm guessing a parachute is the least of your problems.
Remco introduced it's B-52 Ball Turret Gun in 1961. The B-52 bomber was a huge workhorse during the second World War. It also had the distinction of being the plane that dropped America's nukes on Japan. Looking back this seems like a very strange choice for a toy but the kids of my generation thought nothing of it and obviously neither did Remco.