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7) Fliegerabwehrkanone (Anti-aircraft gun) was shortened to FLAK.
How was the German military term Fliegerabwehrkanone abbreviated into English?
Colin Firth - see Question 8 Fliegerabwehrkanone abbreviated into English?
of G Fliegerabwehrkanone, literally: aviator defence-gun' So there you go, dear reader, it ain't plural for shrapnel, but an abbreviation of a German defence weapon.