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German antiaircraft guns were called quotBalloon defense guns

German antiaircraft guns were called quotBalloon defense guns


German 37mm anti-aircraft gun.

PICTURES FROM HISTORY: Rare Images Of War, History , WW2, Nazi Germany

German 88 mm flak gun in action against Allied bombers.

German soldier manning a MG34 anti-aircraft gun in WW2

PICTURES FROM HISTORY: Rare Images Of War, History , WW2, Nazi Germany

Roland (Marder) Anti-Air Missile System (Germany)

76-mm Bofors M/27 fixed anti-aircraft gun. Many of the instruments are missing. Photo taken in middle of kite-flying competition, so there are two on the ...

with Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (Afghanistan).The reason for this modification was to enable the vehicle to fire at high angles against rebels who ...

German Flak 88 anti aircraft-anti tank guns

One and 2-pounder "pom-pom" guns were in use from 1915 onwards, so there is game balance, i.e. German and Entente balloons ...

8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41 - World War I Commonwealth troops

German soldiers with antiaircraft gun, around 1918. These guns were used to protect observation balloons from attack from enemy fighter planes.

1909 vintage Krupp 9-pounder anti-aircraft gun

PZA Loara Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (Poland)

Anti-aircraft defences of Australia during World War II

Flakpanzer Gepard Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (Germany)

Bofors 40 mm gun - Q.F. 40 mm Mk. 1 displayed at CFB Borden.

Anti-aircraft guns at action stations during an alert on board a Free French Destroyer

Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 594

ZSU-23-4 Shilka Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (Russia)

The 37 mm Maxim Pom Pom in Pre WWI German Navy service was called the 3,7 cm Masch. K. ( 3.7 cm Machine Cannon) Taken fron data plate on gun.

There also was a Thornycroft AAA truck!

The 37 mm Hotchkiss RC were transfered to the German Army by the navy in WW I. Almost all mounts were locally made as expedient Flak guns.

Bofors 40 mm gun - British Bofors 40 mm L/60 on a 360 degree

Anti-aircraft weaponry[edit]

Bofors 40 mm gun - British 40mm L/60 includes the British-designed Stiffkey


Forward machine gun positions on a German Zeppelin


Bofors 40 mm gun - Finnish Bofors 40 mm. This gun mounts the original reflector

German Army Commander Colonel General Ernst Busch inspects an anti-aircraft gun position, somewhere in Germany, on Sept. 3, 1941. #


The 88 mm gun (eighty-eight) was a German anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. They were widely used by Germany throughout the war.

AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks,

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It's 4 .50 cal machine guns mounted together, and was originally intended for anti-aircraft use. Three guesses as to how it earned the nicknames " ...

31 JANUARY, 1918: Bring Them Down!

AR 15 Rifle – A Brief History & Historical Time Line

Russia Deploys Advanced Air Defense Tor-M2U to Guard Kuril Islands

The 85-mm anti-aircraft gun was developed from the successful 76.2- mm series, and proved highly effective in service. Much prized by the Germans, ...

17 cm SK L/40 i.R.L. auf Eisenbahnwagen - Laying the gun before firing,

Image Maavoimat HS.404 AA Gun modeled on the German ...

Aviation in World War I

Illustrative photo of a Syrian rebel sitting behind an anti-aircraft weapon, February 8

A British soldier poses next to the recently captured German 380mm gun Todt Battery at Cap Gris Nez.

Battle of Los Angeles

Early Model 1892 Krag-Jorgensen "Long Krag".


normandy invasion d-day

Man-portable air-defense system - The German Fliegerfaust

Rotary cannon - The GAU-8 30 mm rotary cannon of an A-10


One of the most common solutions to the anti-aircraft problem was to simply cobble together some sort of rotating stage. (these were made from railway ...

I had to ground that aircraft because it consumed too much gasoline and we just didn't have enough for it.

July 7, 1941: Soviet forces test an experimental artillery battery of seven BM-13 launchers in battle at Orsha in Belarus, with notable battlefield success.

Shooting with anti-aircraft gun in Sweden 1934

... generally AA guns were employed in zones that friendly aircraft would try and avoid; this map ...



Hitler's stealth 'flying wing' bomber

Rotary cannon - U.S. Special Warfare combatant-craft crewmen use a Gatling gun to lay

Doesn't Like Guns

Racks of new Modern Sporting Rifles. The AR 15 Rifle is well on its way

The two guns that made up the German K-5 RR battery in Italy were called "Robert" and "Leopold". When the Allies broke out of the Anzio ...

Barrage Balloon.

There's an assault on those who shoot and hunt, or own firearms for recreation, self-defense, and the protection of liberty. Because of that assault, ...

The first requirement I met by putting the baulks in the form of a cross, which gave almost equal stability all round, the second by using baulks 12 feet ...

Caption reads: "A German Fighting Monoplane Flying Very Near the Ground Photographed from Directly Underneath." The aircraft is of the ...

The real 'War Dogs': David Packouz (left) and Efraim Diveroli at a gun range near Miami (top). One of the illegal shipments of ammo they supplied to the ...

Soviet 85mm anti-aircraft guns deployed in the neighborrhood of St Isaac's Cathedral during the Siege of Leningrad (formerly Petrograd, now called St. ...

Aleksei A. Komarov of Rusbal, a hot air balloon company that also provides Russia's

Liege, Belgium 1914


Finn Aagaard – Possibly the most pragmatic and experienced gun writers of all time.

German observation balloon Joe Wehner

Other methods[edit]

... the little guy on the lower right is and in a figurative sense one was The Dragon). Practically big enough to be a Wave Motion Gun, it turns your ...


Video Game / War Thunder

At the ready: A Ukrainian army soldier prepares for the firing of a mortar

After few sorties by the IAF against East Pakistan on 7 Sept a political embargo was imposed on further attacks in the East. This remained in force despite ...



Gas masks appeared at the front just days after the first gas attack, with improved

Zeppelin raids. '

A home-made gun that a Palestinian tried to smuggle into the Samaria military court on February 18, 2018 (Israel Police)

ISIS plot 'to blow up Austrian defence ministry' foiled after 'female suicide bomber' arrested in anti-terror raid - Mirror Online