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A four-barreled Flakvierling 38 and its crew on the Berlin Zoo "G-Tower" flak tower, a radar dish may be seen on the roof of the adjoining tower (1942). Flak towers constructed by the Germans during the war were formidable structures that could absorbe blows from the heaviest bombs/guns deployed against them. During the Battle of Berlin, none of the towers fell during the battle, forcing the Russians to negotiate their surrender after all other German forces were defeated.

[Photo] Crew of a Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun atop the Berlin Zoo flak tower, Berlin, Germany, 16 Apr 1942; note range measuring device in foreground and radar station in background

Bundesarchiv Bild Berlin, Zoo-Flakturm, Flak-Vierling - Zoo flak tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A German SdKfz. 10 halftrack vehicle mounting a 20-mm anti-aircraft gun driving down a hill with its crew aboard, date unknown

[Photo] A German SdKfz. 10 halftrack vehicle mounting a 20-mm anti-aircraft gun driving down a hill with its crew aboard, date unknown

A German SdKfz. 10 halftrack vehicle mounting a anti-aircraft gun driving down a hill with its crew aboard, date unknown.

Uniforms, War

These three enormous flak towers guarded a German Marine base near Angers France. Each tower would have been armed with several large caliber and small caliber anti-aircraft guns including the much feared 88 mm Flak gun. The towers were destroyed by Allied air attacks as General Pattons 3rd Army advanced East.

These three enormous flak towers guarded a German Marine base near Angers France. Each tower would have been armed with several large caliber and small caliber anti-aircraft guns including the much feared 88 mm Flak gun. The towers were destroyed by Allie

Defeated German soldier in front of burning Reichstag, Berlin, 1945 - Mark Redkin

Defeated German soldier in front of burning Reichstag, Berlin, 1945 - Mark Redkin [700 x 953]

Defeated german soldier sits in front of a burning Reichstag, Berlin, 1945

One of four 128 mm 'Flak 40 Zwilling' anti-aircraft twin guns on the Berlin-Humboldshain "flaktower".

cm FlaK 40 Zwilling, Twin mounted anti-aircraft, capable of firing 20 rounds per minute. Used mainly on flak towers. Production started in 1942 with 10 twin sets produced, another eight in 1943 and in February 1945 a total of 34 were available

Flakturm

Flak tower Flakturm IV, located in Heiligengeistfeld, Hamburg.

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