• Short Summary

    In the United States a firm has developed a weapon for use against rioters. It's?

  • Description

    In the United States a firm has developed a weapon for use against rioters. It's been called the "Stun-gun." It fires a projectile which at 100 feet hits a man with the power of a heavyweight boxer's punch.

    The gun, developed by a Californian firm, looks like a truncheon and can even be used as a riot stick. The projectile, containing half a pound (230 grammes) of bird shot, leaves the muzzle at about 110 miles an hour (175 kmph.) The projectile opens out to look rather like a pancake. It's been given a variety of names including the Lead Hamburger and the flying pizza.

    The British Army has been evaluating the gun for possible use against rioters in Northern Ireland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9AR6RVWNRO2LS20L5AKGTPQAB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AR6RVWNRO2LS20L5AKGTPQAB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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