Rescue “Knife” For Crash Victims (Jun, 1950)

This seems a bit less subtle than the jaws of life…

Rescue “Knife” For Crash Victims
To save survivors trapped in wrecked or burning aircraft, Australian engineers have developed a giant rescue “knife” that cuts through metal fuselages as if they were paper. Eight feet high, with a razor-edge steel spearhead, the knife is mounted on the front of an armored car. In a test at Melbourne, it quickly severed the tail from a surplus bomber.

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