10 Abandoned Gun Emplacements, Artillery Batteries and Flak Towers
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Zoo Flakturm Tiergarten, was a fortified flak tower that existed in Berlin from 1941 to 1947. It was one of several flak towers that protected Berlin from Allied bomber raids. Its primary role was as a gun platform to protect the government building district of Berlin, in addition the Hochbunker was designed to be used as a civilian air-raid shelter. It also contained a hospital and a radio transmitter for use by the German leadership, and provided secure storage facilities for art…

Zoo Flakturm Tiergarten, was a fortified flak tower that existed in Berlin from 1941 to 1947. It was one of several flak towers that protected Berlin from Allied bomber raids. Its primary role was as a gun platform to protect the government building district of Berlin, in addition the Hochbunker was designed to be used as a civilian air-raid shelter. It also contained a hospital and a radio transmitter for use by the German leadership, and provided secure storage facilities for art…

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Nazi Flak tower. Used against allied aircraft in Europe. They had an air defense range of 14km and could put up 8,000 rounds in a minute!!!

Nazi Flak tower. Used against allied aircraft in Europe. They had an air defense range of 14km and could put up 8,000 rounds in a minute!!!

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Berlin WW2 German flak tower - there were three of these giants in Berlin,the Soviet tank guns could not dent them. They held thousands of Berliners and were surrendered at war's end.

Berlin WW2 German flak tower - there were three of these giants in Berlin,the Soviet tank guns could not dent them. They held thousands of Berliners and were surrendered at war's end.

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Berlin Flak Towers | WW2 German flak towers - impenetrable sky towers

Berlin Flak Towers | WW2 German flak towers - impenetrable sky towers

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Flak Tower Hamburg - well served its purpose, better to hid....
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Aerial view of German flak tower, giving some idea of why these bunkers proved so difficult to destroy, both during and after WW2. Expensive to demolish, many were converted to new roles in the Cold War.

Aerial view of German flak tower, giving some idea of why these bunkers proved so difficult to destroy, both during and after WW2. Expensive to demolish, many were converted to new roles in the Cold War.

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The demolition of Berlin’s Zoo flak tower, known in german as the Flakturm Tiergarten, Zoo Tower.

The demolition of Berlin’s Zoo flak tower, known in german as the Flakturm Tiergarten, Zoo Tower.

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German Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun mounted on top of a flak tower, Germany, 1943, photo 2 of 2

German Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun mounted on top of a flak tower, Germany, 1943, photo 2 of 2

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