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 Post subject: FLAK 88.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 19:24 pm 
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Any one know of any decent sites re-garding the fearsome FLAK 88?

I've tried searching but to no avail :( perhaps some of you comp buffs out there know how to use these machines a little better than me to gain the required results.

AND BEFORE YOU ALL START WRITING USE A SEARCH ENGINE I HAVE :? BUT LIKE I SAY I'M USELESS WITH THESE MACHINES.

FLAK 88............


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try these then


http://www.royan.name/flak_88.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/ab5/WWTanks/Ge ... /88mm.html

http://www.ww2guide.com/flak.shtml

http://www.constable.ca/flak.htm

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/flargt88.html


also try installing Copernic as a search engine
www.copernic.com


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Also try this book

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 38-4059011

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Is there a particular moment when they realised the 88 could be used in the AA role, as well as Artillery/Tank killer role?


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Sean wrote:
Is there a particular moment when they realised the 88 could be used in the AA role, as well as Artillery/Tank killer role?


Shouldn't that be the other way round, i always thought it was developed as an AA gun which they then found to be good at Tank killing

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Sorry yeah i meant, when did they figure out the 88 would be useful agains tanks, was it quick witted gunnery commander who tried his luck?


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i think it was in africa they found it out when there were no antitank guns so why not just use a aa gun on a flat trogectory seems simple

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first time i read was when we tried to counter attack german forces at Arras in 1940. and as Kozlov said of Rommel ordering the guns into action came from.

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WELL ALL THAT I KNOW THE ROUNDS ARE DAMM HEAVY..........MUST HAVE TO MANY OFF EM.

THANK YOU FOR ALL REPLYS THOUGH.
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