Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Only Thing Cooler Than War Wheels...?

If you've been around here long enough, you know of my deep and abiding love for War Wheels...

And you also know of my thrilling discovery that science fiction legend Hugo Gernsback also loved War Wheels, going so far as to propose using them to end WWI!

But you can never learn enough in this crazy world. Because it tuns out that a mere twelve years later, Gernsback help to to take War Wheels to the next level:


Yeah, you saw that right.

Air Wonder Stories #10 (1930), edited by Gernsback, had the "Flying Buzzsaw" as a cover feature.


Yeah, he didn't write the piece, but you can be damned sure he had some influence on the Flying War Wheels of 2014.

Yeah, I said 2014. See, the story has the narrator, in 1930, injured by an accident that sent a blade from a circular saw flying, and he "woke up" Dorothy-style in war-torn 2014:

Eerily accurate!!

Anyway, they go into great detail how marvelously effective "flying buzzsaws" would be in aerial warfare. Here, I'll let you read the tale yourself:

 Scoff if you wish...but just picture what our lives would have been like if we had had Top Gun done with flying War Wheels!!


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