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“Golf-finger?” VW fitted with machine guns used in attempted assassination of Czech fugitive in South Africa

Written By: Bob - Jul• 26•13

“Q” equipped fictional British spy James Bond with some of the coolest gadgets ever to grace the silver screen, including an Aston Martin sports car with hidden machine guns.  He might have appreciated the work of an unknown assassin that attempted to carry out a hit in South Africa, using car filled with a dozen hidden machine guns, fired via remote control.

Assassination car: a dozen machine guns were rigged in the rear of a red VW, fired by remote control.

Assassination car: a dozen machine guns were rigged in the rear of a red VW, fired by remote control.

The hit failed, due in part to the mobster victim’s armored Mercedes.

I suspect the firing of the vehicle itself to destroy evidence was intentional.

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5 Comments

  1. louielouie says:

    south afrikaners have modified cars over the years.
    each application has fit a need.
    or level of protection.

  2. Old Gringo says:

    Lotta work. Got to be an easier way.

  3. Steven says:

    Next time use a larger caliber and steel rounds. I’m just saying – if you’re going to do that much work, make it count.

  4. Right_2_Bear says:

    I’m not advocating its use but if the perps had put the same time and effort into an EFP it probably would have succeeded.

  5. Petercat says:

    Oh, please, a little accuracy here!
    From the photo, I doubt if there were 12 machine guns. Unless they have very, very slim receivers and feed mechanisms.
    From the article cited, (with more photos), and the fact that ten rounds actually hit the car, I would guess that these were twelve single-shot barrels mounted to fire in sequence.
    They look more like shotgun barrels, maybe lengths of pipe.
    Machine guns? No.
    Calliope? Yes.