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Germany's 88 mm Guns

Weapon Type of
Ammo
Weight Velocity ° Thickness of armor penetrated (range meters)
100 500 1000 1500 2000 2500
88 mm FlaK 18 L/56,
88 mm FlaK 37 L/56
PzGr 20.9 lb
9.5 kg
2,657'/s
810 m/s
30 97 93 87 80 72  
PzGr 39 22.5 lb
10.2 kg
2,624'/s
800 m/s
30 127 117 106 97 88  
88 mm KwK 36 L/56 Pzgr 39 (APCBC) 27.33 lb, 22.5 lb
10.2 kg
2,536'/s, 2,657'/s
773 m/s
30 120 110, 108 99, 100, 101, 102, 120 91, 93, 94 84, 87, 83 80
90   130 119 109 99 90
Pzgr 40 (HVAP) 19.56 lb, 16.1 lb
7.3 kg
3,051'/s, 3,000'/s
930 m/s
30 170, 171 155, 156 138 122, 123 110  
Gr 39 HL (HEAT) 20.50
7.65 kg
1,969'/s
600 m/s
30 90 90 90 90 90  
AP               110  
APCR     30   126 103 85 70  
HE   2,690'/s              
88 mm KwK 43 L/71,
88 mm PaK 43, 43/1 L/71,
88 mm StuK 43 L/71,
88 mm PaK 43/2 L/71
8.8-cm PaK 43
Pzgr 39-1 (APCBC) 27.33 lb, 22.5 lb
10.2 kg, 10.4 kg
3,281'/s
1,000 m/s
0 250   200, 215 160    
30 202, 203 178, 182, 185 140, 165, 167 131, 148, 153 121, 132, 139 127
Pzgr 40/43 (HVAP) 19.56 lb, 16.1 lb
10.16 kg, 7.3 kg
3,707'/s
1,000 m/s, 1,130 m/s
      193, 222      
30 237 217 193 170, 171 152, 153  
PzGr 39 10.2 kg 1,000 m/s 30 203, 202 185 165 148 132  
PzGr 40 7.3 kg 1,030 m/s 30 237, 238 217 193 171 153  
Gr 39 HL 7.65 kg 600 m/s 30 90 90 90 90 90  
APHE     30     167      
APCR     30     192      
AP 40
(APCR)
10.4 kg 1,200 m/s 30     167   139 m  

Sources:

  1. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933-1942, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  2. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1943-1945, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  3. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  4. World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics, Gordon L Rottman, 2005
  5. Panzers At War, Michael and Gladys Green, 2005
  6. New Vanguard 88 mm FlaK 18/36/37/41 and PaK 43 1936-45, John Norris, 2002
  7. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
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