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konstantinl1
03-02-2004, 07:24 AM
I tried a little experiment. 40x Russian 85mm AA guns, versus my FW190 at 2000m going at 400kmph. Oh well!

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On a more serious note, does anyone have any URL links to sites about WWII flak? I'd like to know more about flak positons, what formations they were set up in, numbers of guns in each positon and so forth. Thanks in advance.

konstantinl1
03-02-2004, 07:24 AM
I tried a little experiment. 40x Russian 85mm AA guns, versus my FW190 at 2000m going at 400kmph. Oh well!

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/grab0000.jpg

On a more serious note, does anyone have any URL links to sites about WWII flak? I'd like to know more about flak positons, what formations they were set up in, numbers of guns in each positon and so forth. Thanks in advance.

chris455
03-02-2004, 07:35 AM
My father was a guncrewman on a 40mm single mount in WWII. He still has a very keen mind about how they used to aim the guns, direct their fire, estimate range, speed, altitude, etc.
It's my belief that the majority of AA batteries in WWII did not come close to the level of success that the AA in FB enjoys, although certain "elite" Flak or AAA batteries may have come close. The Emperor Hirohito's Imperial Palace antiaircraft guard comes to mind. They may have shot down as many as 100 American planes over ChiChi Jima (where they were transferred in mid-44), using radar directed guns.
S!

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tfu_iain1
03-02-2004, 09:16 AM
and of course the crack Herman Goering anti aircraft regiment, as feared so greatly by Yossarian in Catch-22