Flak (disambiguation)

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Flak typically refers to the anti-aircraft fire coming at one from anti-aircraft guns, derived during World War II from the German Flugabwehrkanone, for "aircraft defence cannon". Original derived from 'Flugabwehrgeschütz' (Flag).

Flak may also refer to:

  • Flak, a fictional character in Transformers
  • Flak jacket, protective clothing worn by soldiers and others to protect themselves from debris and shrapnel
  • Intense criticism, a metaphor derived from intense anti-aircraft gunfire; e.g. "I'll have to take the flak for my department's mistakes."
  • "Flak", a class of the Propaganda model advanced by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
  • "Flat land" or "flat sandbank", as a component of Germanic language area place names, e.g. Flakfortet
  • Flak Magazine, an American online magazine, founded in 1998
  • Flak, an 8-bit computer game published in 1984 by Funsoft
  • Flak, a UK band whose music has featured in Malcolm in the Middle
  • Flak, a fictional commanding officer in the video game Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
  • F.L.A.K., a fictional weapon in the G.I. Joe universe


See also[edit]

  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), an audio data compression scheme