Anti-Aircraft guns during 'the Blitz'

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Anti-Aircraft guns during 'the Blitz'

Post by Gungnir » 20 Jul 2004 04:48

I have seen photos of the Battle of Berlin dealing with 'the Blitz' it shows the sky lit up with tracers from all angles by British anti-aircraft guns.
the picture shows that so i don't know...

Were these guns (all the AA guns not just one weapon) firing constantly non-stop (obviously when German aircraft were in the vicinity)?
Or were there lulls in the firing.
(from a picture i cannot really tell, it just shows tracers across the sky).

How many rounds were expended during one night of firing and defense?

The AA guns did they not overheat and the barrel turn red maybe even melt as machineguns did when fired constantly.

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