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An abandoned FlaK 88mm AA gun apparently used as field artillery. Note the unused shell in the right foreground; more shells on the left, next to the gun. Undated, unknown location.

An abandoned FlaK 88mm AA gun apparently used as field artillery. Note the unused shell in the right foreground; more shells on the left, next to the gun. Undated, unknown location.

tiger ii | tiger ii battle of the bulge tamiya 1 35 scale by chris wauchop

tiger ii | tiger ii battle of the bulge tamiya 1 35 scale by chris wauchop

The German 88mm anti-aircraft gun mounted on a prime mover. It was the most effective all purpose artillery of the war. It was an excellent anti-aircraft gun but unlike others of its kind in Allied armies, it also could fire at 0 angle, allowing it to engage ground targets. It was ideal for dealing with tanks and other vehicles and caused much trouble for the allies, destroying 1000s of  vehicles. It's range far exceeded any opposing gun. The gun was also mounted on tanks. It was…

The German 88mm anti-aircraft gun mounted on a prime mover. It was the most effective all purpose artillery of the war. It was an excellent anti-aircraft gun but unlike others of its kind in Allied armies, it also could fire at 0 angle, allowing it to engage ground targets. It was ideal for dealing with tanks and other vehicles and caused much trouble for the allies, destroying 1000s of vehicles. It's range far exceeded any opposing gun. The gun was also mounted on tanks. It was…

Rare American M51 "Super Sherman" was armed with the high-velocity 75mm-gun CN 75-50.

Rare American M51 "Super Sherman" was armed with the high-velocity 75mm-gun CN 75-50.

DORA, note the double tracks needed to support the weight of the gun and its recoil. Also note the curve of the tracks, to allow left and right adjustments to firing. The tracks had to be laid this way ahead of assembling the gun from transport mode to firing mode, a 6 week period. John T.

DORA, note the double tracks needed to support the weight of the gun and its recoil. Also note the curve of the tracks, to allow left and right adjustments to firing. The tracks had to be laid this way ahead of assembling the gun from transport mode to firing mode, a 6 week period. John T.

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