ack-ack gun

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Noun1.ack-ack gun - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanesack-ack gun - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
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"They parked an ack-ack gun in our driveway and I saw German bombers in the searchlights many, many times."
IN February 1942 as a 17-year-old girl I joined the ATS and after basic training joined a heavy ack-ack gun battery.
'On D-Day, I was on an ack-ack gun down on the south coast of England, monitoring all the aircraft going out and coming back,' she said.
Images of five women and one man sweating together in the dark to the rhythm of a pumping ack-ack gun fulfilled every male fantasy about the eroticism of war.
With a huge, specially designed carburetor sucking air like a ram jet and individual pipes rather than a standard exhaust manifold, the result was like riding an ack-ack gun. It was impossible to drive the car slow.
"This includes the burning at the stake of Vaninus, a local atheist, the installing of an ack-ack gun during the war and the laying of Lea Village by German prisoners of war.
He also said he didn't remember an ack-ack gun on the playing field.
No one was trying to disguise the shape of the huge ack-ack gun perched on the roof of the adjacent, main Information Ministry building.
"I remember there were two railway trucks on the rails outside and one had an ack-ack gun mounted on it and the other carried the ammunition and it was a brilliant moonlit night.
Known as ack-ack guns because of their noise, the anti-aircraft guns were sited on Mumbles Hill, on the King George V playing fields, at Port Tennant, Jersey Marine, Ravenhill and Morriston.
People were stuck in air raid shelters night after night with bombs dropping all around them and Ack-ack guns going off.