AERONAUTICS: Wrecked by Air

The history of the weapons of war is a constant struggle between offensive and defensive weapons. At present airplanes dominate defensive measures of all kinds. But Brig. Gen. Hugh Aloysius Drum, Commandant of the 2nd Coast Artillery District and Pershing's Chief of Staff, announces an unpleasant form of retaliation. This will take the form of an anti-aircraft gun firing a 250-pound shell of high explosive. No direct hit will be required. Detonation will disturb an immense volume of air, wrecking any airplane in the vicinity.


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