The Taim & Bak XX-10 turbolaser tower was a planetary surface variant of the XX-9 heavy turbolaser designed to be used against land vehicles. It required an enormous amount of power, supplied by the standard base power generators. The turbolaser also had a very slow rate of fire, causing it to become overwhelmed very quickly. Because its firepower was focused mostly on land vehicles, it could be destroyed by squads of infantry. The guns were highly inaccurate against small, quick-moving targets such as infantry soldiers.
These towers were used to protect surface bases from large aerial assault craft. In such cases the main guns could rotate upwards to achieve a completely vertical firing arc. The weapon was used by both the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance.