History of War

FLAK 88

 This is the story of a gun. But not just any gun – this particular gun happened to be the most deadly and successful artillery piece in the Wehrmacht arsenal in World War II.

“MCNAB’S BOOK IS PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH SKETCHES OF THE WEAPON IN ALL ITS

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