Anti-aircraft Artillary, WWII

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    Antiaircraft Command - Antiaircraft Searchlights and Sound Locators

    A very interesting link.

    SEARCHLIGHTS AND SOUND LOCATORS

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    60-inch searchlight and M2 acoustic sound locator with their crews. The sound locator detected the approach of an enemy airplane and helped train the searchlight in the proper direction for illumination of the advancing target. The traditional searchlight and sound locator tandem would be divorced when new radar technology became available.

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    Apparently during the Battle of Britain, German 2-engine bombers such as the JU-88 would de-synchronize their engines to thwart the British sound-location systems.

     
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    12.8cm Flakzwilling 40 Double-Barreled Anti-Aircraft Gun System
    12.8cm Flakzwilling 40 - Double-Barreled Anti-Aircraft Gun System - History, Specs and Pictures - Military Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery

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    EPIC :rofl:
     
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    Picture of a USAF Bomber got hit during WW2

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    120mm M1 Anti-Aircraft Gun
    120mm Gun M1 - Anti-Aircraft Gun - History, Specs and Pictures - Military Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery


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    I saw batteries of these guns at practice drill firing at towed air targets on Cape Cod when I was a kid.
     
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    Type 5 15 cm AA Gun (150mm)
    Type 5 15 cm AA Gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Man you really are #ld... :cool2:
     
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    We already established that. That's why my experience is useful to DFI.
     
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    I have given this some thought, and will tell you that, given the level of maturity you display here on this military-related site, based on my experience you would not make a good junior NCO if you ever did serve in any army. I believe you will always be the fanboy.
     

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