Krupp balloon gun

Krupp balloon gun

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Caption: Krupp balloon gun. German soldier looking through the eye piece of a Krupp anti-balloon gun. This was a wagon-mounted gun that could be aimed at a very high angle and moved rapidly to track airborne balloons. The Krupp balloon gun was the world's first anti-aircraft gun.

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