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XyZspineZyX
12-11-2003, 01:54 PM
Several veterans describe the "hailstones on a thin roof" sound encountered when shot at by detonating flak shells when fliyng trough these flak clouds and shrapnell fragments one wouldhear the sound simular to hailstones hitting metal,
This effect would increase the 'thrill' of fliyng through flak some more.

Discribed in the same book i got this info from is the fact that during the V1 attacks on Britain the AAA used proximety fuses that increased the chance of hitting these fast fliyng bombs somewhat, Against aircraft these aa shells that would explode when hitting or fliyng past a object, therefore the RAF fighters (Mosquito, Spit and Tempest) hunting for the 'Buzzbombs'where restricted to fly below a certain level in the flak covered area's in order not to be shotdown by friendly fire!

Also of interest is the 3 Mastadont Flak fortresses that proteccted Berlin from the allied 'round the clock bombing'

These were a minium of 40 meters high with 2 meters reinforced concrete walls and 3m. bomb proof roofs with triple 12.8 cm, 8.8, 3.7 and 20mm 'flakvierling' cannon.
These Towers doubled as radar post/controll, Luftwaffe hospital and bombshelter for 15 upto 20.000 people and museum artefacts and ammo!

They were positioned at the Zoo station, Friederichshain and Humboldt-Hain.

This info comes from the recomended book by Alexander McKee; The Mosquito log
Souvenir press
ISBN 0285 62838 0

A must for the fan of the Mossie and people interested at first hand accounts from the WWII over Europe and Medeteranian.

XyZspineZyX
12-11-2003, 01:54 PM
Several veterans describe the "hailstones on a thin roof" sound encountered when shot at by detonating flak shells when fliyng trough these flak clouds and shrapnell fragments one wouldhear the sound simular to hailstones hitting metal,
This effect would increase the 'thrill' of fliyng through flak some more.

Discribed in the same book i got this info from is the fact that during the V1 attacks on Britain the AAA used proximety fuses that increased the chance of hitting these fast fliyng bombs somewhat, Against aircraft these aa shells that would explode when hitting or fliyng past a object, therefore the RAF fighters (Mosquito, Spit and Tempest) hunting for the 'Buzzbombs'where restricted to fly below a certain level in the flak covered area's in order not to be shotdown by friendly fire!

Also of interest is the 3 Mastadont Flak fortresses that proteccted Berlin from the allied 'round the clock bombing'

These were a minium of 40 meters high with 2 meters reinforced concrete walls and 3m. bomb proof roofs with triple 12.8 cm, 8.8, 3.7 and 20mm 'flakvierling' cannon.
These Towers doubled as radar post/controll, Luftwaffe hospital and bombshelter for 15 upto 20.000 people and museum artefacts and ammo!

They were positioned at the Zoo station, Friederichshain and Humboldt-Hain.

This info comes from the recomended book by Alexander McKee; The Mosquito log
Souvenir press
ISBN 0285 62838 0

A must for the fan of the Mossie and people interested at first hand accounts from the WWII over Europe and Medeteranian.

XyZspineZyX
12-13-2003, 03:42 AM
NICE bump

XyZspineZyX
12-13-2003, 03:59 AM
A link to another forum which has some links to the flak towers.

Those flak towers were also used as air raid shelters.


ps. helps if I post the link./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://www.1jma.dk/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2187

http://www.f1boat.com/03/images/start.jpg



"Only a dead 'chamber pot' is a good 'chamber pot'!"

Message Edited on 12/12/0309:59PM by MiloMorai

XyZspineZyX
12-14-2003, 12:21 PM
Thnx for the link Milo!