-From some angles, the turrets look like the barrels 'hang' a bit. I'm sure its hardly even noticable ingame, but they seem slightly less menacing than they would if they were fully erect and ready for action.
For the love of god, i couldn't come up with a joke that could do justice to that paragraph (although a LOT were on my mind). And yeah, they point down a little.
The sheer size of the Broadsword compared with the regular fighters is evident even in the original screenshots. "Beast" really is quite an apt term for it.
Honestly I have to say that I never liked the Broadsword. It looked fat and clumsy, not a real beauty compared to the other ships of WC2.
The only thing I loved when I had to fly with it was the incredible firepower of the 3 Mass Driver cannons. I kicked lots of Kilrathi asses with them