Hey wit hall of that Flak falling in the skys during WWII did any ever fall back to earth and injur anyone?
It may have killed some people, 20mm rounds landing on the wrong spot on the wrong time will do that to a human skull.
I guess the chance to die by a flowerbucket thrown by your neighbor is far higher :D
It did. Most of the civilians casualties on pearl harbor, for example, were caused by american flak gun's shrapnels. Of course we can't really blame the AA crews however, they did there job. The danger of recieving shells from light AA guns probably was one on millions. However, shrapnels from flak guns (who exploded in hundreds of small fragments in the sky) were more dangerous.
Yea i saw a pic of a car that got totaly shred by shrapnells!
7th December 2003
I guess it didn't appear that often because most people went to shelters during air-raids.
My uncle once told me about some high-ranking officer who'd survived all kinds of scary stuff, who eventually got killed by fragments from high calibre AA-shells. Can anybody recall the name and the full story?
I take what n0e says way too seriously
9th April 2005
about 15 or 16 years ago in the san francisco bay area, people were shooting guns into the air durring new years. one of the bullets came down through a roof and hit (killed) a woman in the head.
'[130pz.Kading']about 15 or 16 years ago in the san francisco bay area, people were shooting guns into the air durring new years. one of the bullets came down through a roof and hit (killed) a woman in the head.
Well... Thats very bad luck :uhm:
Makes you wonder what the casualty rate in the West Bank or other Arab countries is whenever anything special/controversial/exciting happens and thousands of young thugs with AK-47s run into the streets to pot off rounds into the air. :-)
I recall reading that quite a few casualties occurred from falling shrapnel and rounds. However, the more metal your AA is putting into the air, the more likely it is that a lot of other pretty lethal stuff is going to be coming down as well...