Three German soldiers demonstrate operating a 2cm Becker-Flugzeugkanone, an anti-aircraft gun, Western Front, circa 1918.
“Fleugzeugkanone” translates literally to airplane cannon. (I wish it literally shot airplanes out of it.)
Even though this photo was taken almost a century ago, it somehow strikes me as something post-apocalyptic from the future.
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