What is flak?

  • (noun): A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer.
    Synonyms: flak catcher, flack catcher, flack
    See also — Additional definitions below


NATO defines air defense as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action." They include ground and air based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures. It may be used to protect naval, ground and air forces wherever they are. However, for most countries the main effort has tended to be 'homeland defence'. NATO refers to airborne air defence as counter-air and naval air defence as anti-aircraft warfare. Missile defence is an extension of air defence as are initiatives to adapt air defence to the task of intercepting potentially any projectile in flight.

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Flak Corps
... A flak corps (German Flakkorps) was a massed anti-aircraft (AA) artillery formation employed by the Luftwaffe for anti-aircraft, antitank, and fire support ... A total of six flak corps were organized by Germany during the war ... The flak corps, while mainly intended to support ground units with concentrated anti-aircraft fire, in many cases provided also antitank support ...
Flak Corps - Organization
... Flak corps were large organizations of pre-existing AA units (regiments, brigades, and divisions) rather than being formed as new units from scratch ... In 1943 Allied intelligence noted The Flak Corps is a wartime organization, and constitutes an operational reserve of the commander in chief of the German Air Force ... Flak corps did not include the majority of the Germany's flak force ...
Gebirgsflak 38
... The Gebirgsflak 38 was a light weight version of the 2 cm FlaK 38 designed for airborne and mountain troops as a dual purpose gun for use against air and ground targets ... The main difference was that the carriage was smaller and lighter than the carriage for the FlaK 38 ... Unlike the Flak 38, the light carriage is not designed for high towing speeds ...
Lifeforms - Crew
... and produced by The Future Sound of London Engineered by Yage "Flak" written by Dougans/Cobain/Fripp/Williams/Grossart/Thompson/Nightingale "Omnipresence" written by ...

More definitions of "flak":

  • (noun): Intense adverse criticism.
    Example: "Don't give me any flak"
    Synonyms: fire, attack, flack, blast

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    I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
    When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)