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!!!

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.

These three enormous flak towers guarded a German Marine base near Angers, France. Each tower would have been armed with several large caliber and small caliber anti-aircraft guns. They were destroyed by Allied air attacks as General Patton’s 3rd Army advanced East.

These three enormous flak towers guarded a German Marine base near Angers, France. Each tower would have been armed with several large caliber and small caliber anti-aircraft guns. They were destroyed by Allied air attacks as General Patton’s 3rd Army advanced East.

10 Abandoned Gun Emplacements, Artillery Batteries and Flak Towers

10 Abandoned Gun Emplacements, Artillery Batteries & Flak Towers

Flak towers: massive reinforced concrete buildings built by the Nazis during World War II to protect cities from aerial attacks

Flak towers: massive reinforced concrete buildings built by the Nazis during World War II to protect cities from aerial attacks

Flak towers: massive reinforced concrete buildings built by the Nazis during World War II to protect cities from aerial attacks

Flak towers: massive reinforced concrete buildings built by the Nazis during World War II to protect cities from aerial attacks

Flak Towers:The L Tower in Vienna is now, well, you take a guess. If your German is any good then its current name – Haus des Meeres is a complete giveaway. If not, then you may be surprised to discover that it is an aquarium

Flak Towers:The L Tower in Vienna is now, well, you take a guess. If your German is any good then its current name – Haus des Meeres is a complete giveaway. If not, then you may be surprised to discover that it is an aquarium

Nazi Flak Towers like this one have 10ft thick walls and were used to defend the Reich

Nazi Flak Towers like this one have 10ft thick walls and were used to defend the Reich

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