|Royal Enfield C5 Military with non-standard accessory machine gun.|
|Military Channel rider on armed Royal Enfield.|
|British Army test of a submachine gun mounted on a Norton motorcycle.|
|Patent drawing Part 88 appears to be handlebar trigger and cable.|
Fire a tommy gun from a moving motorcycle while charging directly at the enemy? Were the designers serious?
Probably. But I imagine a conservative military establishment would have put a stop to this idea pretty early, probably right after it saw the pictures.
The photographs would then be free to be released to the wartime public, as propaganda, which seems to have been the case.
|Magazine cover; this was NOT Top Secret.|
|This magazine imagines the device in U.S. service.|
Who wouldn't like to try shooting a tommy gun from a motorcycle? As long as no one is shooting back, that is.
Take a look at the Military Channel video: