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This documentary dives into an in-depth look at the weapons and methods of German and Japanese anti-aircraft warfare. Also highlights the evasive actions that were utilized by U.S. bomber crews.
This documentary short film from the United States Army Air Forces instructs pilots in methods of avoiding antiaircraft fire ("flak") during bombing runs over enemy territory. Using stock aviation footage, captured enemy ground footage, and animation, the film explains the three types of flak and the various means of evading it by means of altitude and directional changes. In addition, the film demonstrates how the safest way to survive an antiaircraft barrage is to fly as quickly as possible through it.

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