Science: Crooked-Shooter

When Allied officers described some of the Buck Rogersish secret weapons discovered in Germany (TIME, July 9), they were greeted with skeptical snorts. Last week they offered as corroborative evidence a picture of one of the most fantastic: a gun that shoots around corners (see cut). Designed so that a soldier can keep out of sight while firing, the gun has a curved barrel and a special sight for aiming from around a corner. After emerging, the bullet flies fairly straight, Allied experts said, but not very accurately.

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