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Old October 26, 2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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Car Hood Gun?

I have the History Channel on right now and they are having some kind of "tales of the gun" episode about all different kinds of LEO weapons. One proposal was something called the electric Hood Gun in the 1950s. A gun with a funnel cone looking thing covering it mounted on the hood of the policecar that could be fired from the console or dashboard. All the driver need do is "point the car at the target and fire." Supposedly you could frive over 100 mph and shoot accurately.

Sounds like something you'd see on the Batmobile.

Was this ever actually tried out by any police departments?

Supposedly, a CHL holder could (concealed of course) mount one in his car either under the hood to shoot through the grille or covered by some kind of elaborate hood ornimant. It is a concealed weapon kept in your vehicle.
It would be kinda useless it seems to me, since it is 1) more of an offensive weapon and 2) how are you going to aim the car in a straight line and be pretty sure you're going to hit a car or person going down the freeway (yikes! which is probably why it never really went anywhere with LEOS). Now maybe mounted on the back of your car somehow would be useful if you are being chased, you could shoot .357 or 30.06 rounds into someone's engine or into the driver, but even there that bullet passes through a windshield and misses, it has to stop somewhere (double yikes)
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Old October 26, 2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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Was the passenger seat an ejection seat?
Sounds like something out of a James bond movie.
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Old October 26, 2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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James Bond had something similar. I always thought it would be a good idea for when you're cut off.
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Old October 26, 2005, 08:45 PM   #4
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The designer can take some ideas from a fighter jet plane!
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Old October 26, 2005, 09:09 PM   #5
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How about a chain gun with Helmet Sighting System. Wherever you look, the gun points. Just press trigger to erase, and I do mean erase any threat you might encounter with your vehicle.

http://members.aol.com/ah64info/weapons.htm#Gun
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Old October 26, 2005, 10:20 PM   #6
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There was something similar in a Get Smart episode, twin machineguns to shoot it you hit the horn.
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Old October 26, 2005, 10:26 PM   #7
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Cell Phone Homing Device

The gun can have some sort of system that targets cell phone signals. This will remind folks that they are driving a vehicle not a telephone booth. Of course, the round should be precise enough to ensure a direct hit on the cell phone to render it inoperable.
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Old October 26, 2005, 10:48 PM   #8
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My weekend ride.

Just kidding but i found this pic surfing.
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Old October 27, 2005, 09:55 AM   #9
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I remember seeing one on a police car about 40 years ago, it was a .357 mag. which they thought would shoot through a fleeing car, and disable the engine.
It was mounted in the center of the hood. no kidding!
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Old October 27, 2005, 05:55 PM   #10
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My weekend ride.

Just kidding but i found this pic surfing.
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the link won't access the photo
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Old October 27, 2005, 06:01 PM   #11
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Maybe this will work.http://photos1.blogger.com/img/61/12.../DSC003491.jpg
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Old October 27, 2005, 07:52 PM   #12
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Nope. Still doesn't work.

Here is what it says:


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Old October 27, 2005, 11:55 PM   #13
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Sorry guys, I tried looking for the same picture again but it seems that the massive influence of TFL crushed someone's bandwidth

but here is another likely armchair commando assault vehicle
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Old October 28, 2005, 06:21 PM   #14
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sounds like it would become AOWonce you affixed it to a car and put somesort of remote controlon it. Doesn't sound like it would be a good idea, although I've heard they sell things like this in other countries.
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Old October 28, 2005, 08:56 PM   #15
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Not sure what I think about others having such things, but I know I've sure wished for one a few dozen times on the way to or from work over the years...

Probably why it was never pursued.
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Old October 28, 2005, 09:41 PM   #16
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Anybody here play the computer game "Full Throttle"? I want a pair of those semi-truck "defense systems" in my caddy.
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