Milwaukee Police Department Develops Auto Fort (Mar, 1937)
Milwaukee Police Department Develops Auto Fort
A HUGE armored patrol van capable of housing 25 men plus full equipment consisting of revolvers, rifles, machine guns, tear gas bombs, and ammunition is being developed by the police department of Milwaukee, Wis. The mobile fort will be 22 feet, 7 inches long, 9 feet, 8 inches high, and 8 feet wide. The van will have a body of bullet proof metal and windshield and windows will be shatterproof. A bullet proof mesh shield will protect radiator and wheels, and motor will be shielded so repairs can be made from inside.