ROCKET PLANE POWERED BY 86 GUN BARRELS (Jan, 1929)
ROCKET PLANE POWERED BY 86 GUN BARRELS
A STANDARD type plane which can be made into a rocket-propelled machine by equipping it with gun-barrel attachments is shown in the picture at the left. The machine is the invention of Maurice Poirier of Burbank, Cal. Regular gasoline motors are used in the plane in addition to the rockets. There are 86 gun barrels attached to the fuselage of the plane, and the concussion resulting from explosions in the tubes is expected to give the plane a speed of 400 miles an hour.