The name applies to a series of related guns, the first one officially called the 8.8 cm Flak 18, the improved 8.8 cm Flak 36, and later the 8.8 cm Flak 37.[N 1] Flak is a contraction of German Flugzeugabwehrkanone meaning "aircraft-defense cannon", the original purpose of the weapon. In English, "flak" became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire. In informal use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht ("eight-eight") by Germans and the "eighty-eight" by the Allies.[8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41-V
Who else grew up watching Godzilla movies? I'd like to get my hands on one of the toy replicas of the weapons they used on him
The 6 Pounder was designed primarily as an anti-tank gun but the tank version only differed in having a lug on the breech ring and the first guns produced were intended to be mounted on tanks. The designers of the A.20 tank intention was to mount a gun heavier than the 2 Pounder, the 6 Pounder was reported in January 1940 British 6 lb Anti tank gun
Main Battle Tanks need gun ammunition like all other weapons of war. The tank is only as good as the loader that is providing the firepower. The main guns of most modern day tanks require the shells to be loaded either manually by a tank crewman or automatically by a tank auto-loader.
Did the Japanese have Tiger tanks - its been suggested for decades, and now here's the evidence. The story is pretty surprising and so are the photographs!
An EXCELLENT video. Well researched and a comprehensive coverage of the German vehicles.
In this video, we have examined the world's top 10 best tanks..