AUTOGIRO HALTS FLEEING ‘BANDIT’ CAR (Jun, 1933)

AUTOGIRO HALTS FLEEING ‘BANDIT’ CAR

To test an autogiro in a motor bandit chase, a driverless car recently was sent speeding across a field near Bryn Athyn, Pa. A windmill plane took off in pursuit, carrying Chief of Police Theodore Hollowell. Using a sub-machine gun, as at left, he peppered the car until a direct hit disabled it. Tracer bullets set the car afire. The end of the chase is shown below, with the autogiro about to land.

2 comments
  1. muskrat says: March 27, 20077:10 pm

    That’s one way to end those long freeway chases in LA. Roadblocks and spike strips are for sissies.

  2. Kryten007 says: March 28, 20075:00 am

    James Bond ca. 1930

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