Guns that shoot around corners

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Regardless of the technical merits, numerous methods employed since WWI to shoot around or over cover.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Sven Ortmann Sven Ortmann on Jul 17, 2009

    There's much more.
    The Germans had such a periscope rifle in WWI as well.

    Parascope is a modern low-tech but clever approach to the problem.
    and there are several less clever, compact folding mirror competitors around.

    The "camera an rifle + helmet-mounted display" concept was explored in several recent soldier modernization programs (Land Warrior, FELIN and others).

    • Steve Steve on Jul 17, 2009

      @Sven Ortmann Sven, nifty, I had not seen the parascope before.

  • Matt Groom Matt Groom on Jul 17, 2009

    I have always thought that using a direct fire weapon for indirect fire was the epitome of stupidity. In WWI, before the invention of rifle-grenades, this made some sense, but we've come a long way since then. Things like the corner shot are terribly unnecessary.