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  Hitler Visits Vienna
The towers were built in pairs, with one large tower for the main anti-aircraft guns and a smaller tower for command and control, searchlights, and smaller caliber guns.
The Stiftskaserne tower was the most heavily-armed Vienna flak tower, mounting four twin 128mm guns.
The towers seen in the center and right-center of this photo are located in Arenberg Park, southeast of the city center.
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  Electronic Encyclopaedia of Civil Defense and Emergency Management
Flak towers were designed and constructed in pairs, a G Tower (known as the gun tower, combat tower, battery tower, or large flak tower) and the L Tower (known as the command tower, listening bunker, or small flak tower) located typically 300 to 500 meters away.
Although tower size and design varied, footprints of a maximum of 70 by 70 meters were found in the square G Towers, with L towers smaller and rectangular in shape.
Tower heights varied but were in the 30 to 45 meter range; tower wall thickness was in the 2 to 2.5 meter range.
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  Flak Tower Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flak towers (German: Flakt├╝rme) were large anti-aircraft gun blockhouses used by the Luftwaffe to prevent overflights of key areas in certain cities in World War II.
With concrete walls up to 3.5 m thick, these towers were considered to be invulnerable to attack with the usual ordnance carried by Allied bombers, though it is unlikely that they would have withstood Grand Slam bombs which successfully penetrated much thicker reinforced concrete.
The Flak Towers in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna 1940-1950.
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 Grossdeutschland - Find out about Berlins Flakturm und Luftschutz bunkers
All three pairs of towers were fitted on there lower platforms with various light flak guns generally of the 20mm and 37mm calibre range, primarily for offensive operations that could engage small low flying allied aircraft.
The Hunboldthain Flak towers construction was finished in April 1942, however as already mentioned 105 mm Flak guns had to be fitted for operations till the 128mm twin mounted guns were ready in late 1943.
These flak towers were designed to serve several other purposes for the city of Berlin, Chiefly as shelters for the civilian population during allied air raids, originally they were intended to hold some 9000 individuals, however as the ferocity of the war progressed there was on occasions reportedly up to 30,000 civilians taking shelter.
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 Heaven over Vienna
The six flak towers which are spread over three Viennese parks form a strategic isosceles triangle around the heart of the city.
Towers which can not escape anybody´s notice, where the script is combined with the stone - the language of the soil - in order to shout Germany´s glory into the town for centuries.
The naked, dark grey concrete of the flak towers balks at Vienna´s picturesque facade culture.
www.univie.ac.at /Very-Vienna/magazin/artikel/32/32.html   (751 words)

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