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Author Topic: WWII German Anti aircraft/tank gun FLAK 8.8 cm  (Read 8098 times)
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« on: 6 November 2008, 21:36:45 »
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FLAK 88 mm topic.
FlaK - Fl(ug)a(bwehr)-K(anone)
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« Reply #1 on: 14 March 2010, 16:37:55 »
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FlaK 88
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« Reply #2 on: 17 March 2010, 02:11:34 »
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I think it is funny that the video demonstrating the Flak gun in operation is entirely of it in action against ground targets.
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« Reply #3 on: 17 March 2010, 20:27:50 »
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I think it is funny that the video demonstrating the Flak gun in operation is entirely of it in action against ground targets.


and you're better not be at the other end of the target line!
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« Reply #4 on: 17 March 2010, 20:53:57 »
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Very true, it was a weapon ahead of its time although I would doubt its effectiveness against modern targets.
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« Reply #5 on: 17 March 2010, 21:31:21 »
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Very true, it was a weapon ahead of its time although I would doubt its effectiveness against modern targets.


with primarily reason?
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« Reply #6 on: 17 March 2010, 21:56:55 »
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Reason for what the ahead of its time thing or the effectiveness today thing?

It was an advanced weapon for its time due to the multi-role capability and firing systems but todays armour would make it somewhat ineffective at anything but very close range and the speed of todays aircraft would negate its AA effectiveness.
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« Reply #7 on: 19 December 2011, 16:09:32 »
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http://www.lonesentry.com/manuals/88mm-antiaircraft-gun/index.html
http://www.lonesentry.com/manuals/88mm-antiaircraft-gun/ammunition-german-88-mm-aa-gun.html
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« Reply #8 on: 19 December 2011, 16:19:55 »
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Stoffel on a FLAK 88.

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« Reply #9 on: 19 December 2011, 18:44:04 »
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I have one near me that they roll out and fire on occasion, the problem is that while the gun is completely original it had a chunk taken out of the barrel to make it safe so it can not fire full charge rounds.

88mm Flak - WW2 Anti-Aircraft Gun
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« Reply #10 on: 19 December 2011, 19:51:49 »
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Well,

The one I am sitting on is in a hangar of the Dutch army. Not long ago it was on display at an airforcebase and taken over by the military police.
The gun wasnt disabled..............
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