"Retire? Yeah, I want to die with my head in the typewriter. That's my idea of retirement."
Very handy when fighting alien caterpillars the size of buses.
This is probably a deliberate upgrade to a weapon like this one - the AM-180.
Speaking of giant alien caterpillars, I ran across this creature in a 1963 edition of Amazing Stories:
(QUINQUEPEDALIAN by Piers Anthony)
Thanks to Odon for the quote and the video.
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