Machines sometimes shoot at you although the used weapon is pointing somewhere else. I usually experience this with harvesters (see photo) but some time ago I experienced this with runner also.
Since the harvesters still can do this I guess every machine can do this.
Steps To Reproduce:
Let an aggroed harvester turn away and shoot at you at the same time, although the missile assembly points in another direction.
Well, maybe. Not from a physical standpoint but from a gameplay one. The thing is, this bug affects all machines more or less. Runners, which are terribly agile also can point somewhere but still shoot at you.
I guess it’s the same bug. They know where you are so they can shoot you regardless of the weapon’s LOS.
Since I forgot that I already opened a thread about incorrect shooting machines (thank you @Aesyle ) I got an very obvious occasion the other day again. So I put the above mentioned plus the new one in a highly slowed down compilation. Have fun