Topic merged - Site Admin.
I'm sure there is an existing thread for this to be merged with but I cant decide which one, the gurus will know
Ive just finished a new section on the www.penny-arcade.info
site on coin operated shooting games. While researching the subject I found a lot of info about war time conversions for the very popular Seeburg "Ray-O-lite rifle ranges which I thought might be of interest to some here. These remarkable light sensor shooting games were the best there were from 1935 till about 1955, (See more about them and how they worked at https://www.penny-arcade.info/coin-oper ... ting-games
Seeurg had been making new target boxes for existing games for some years before the war, many of which we would not consider politically correct today,these included "Shoot the Bartender" "Chicken Sam" (which featured shooting a hobo stealing chickens) "Jailbird" which offered the chance to shoot an escaping convict and "shoot the Mother in law" (so they weren't all bad).
But when the war came they excelled themselves with "Kill that Jap" "Trap a Jap" and the strangely named "hit the Siamese Rats" (?)
At first the name of this last one baffled me, then when I looked at the flyer it dawned. When the target moves one way it shows Hitler, when the other, it's Tojo (both with blood on their hands you might notice). They are linked together as Siamese twins!! A little over the top even for war time.
Bally not to be left out came up with "Convoy" which gave the player a chance to machine gun a Nazi U boat a full year before the USA entered the war.