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/563,6,
88 mm FlaK 37 L/563,6
PzGr3,6 20.9 lb
9.5 kg3,6
2,657'/s
810 m/s3,6
303,6 973,6 933,6 873,6 803,6 723,6  
PzGr 393,6 22.5 lb
10.2 kg3,6
2,624'/s
800 m/s3,6
303,6 1273,6 1173,6 1063,6 973,6 883,6  
88 mm KwK 36 L/561,2,3,6,7 Pzgr 391,2,3,6 (APCBC) 27.33 lb, 22.5 lb
10.2 kg1,2,3,6
2,536'/s, 2,657'/s
773 m/s1,2,3,6
301,2,6 1201,2,3,6 1101,2,3,6, 108 99, 1001,2,3,6, 101, 102, 120 911,2,3,6, 93, 94 841,2,3,6, 87, 83 80
90   130 119 109 99 90
Pzgr 402,3,6 (HVAP) 19.56 lb, 16.1 lb
7.3 kg2,3,6
3,051'/s, 3,000'/s
930 m/s2,3,6
302,3,6 1702, 1713,6 1552, 1563,6 1382,3,6 1222, 1233,6 1102,3,6  
Gr 39 HL2 (HEAT) 20.50
7.65 kg2
1,969'/s
600 m/s2
302 902 902 902 902 902  
AP               1107  
APCR     30   126 103 85 70  
HE   2,690'/s              
88 mm KwK 43 L/712,3,6,
88 mm PaK 43, 43/1 L/713,
88 mm StuK 43 L/71,
88 mm PaK 43/2 L/71
8.8-cm PaK 431
Pzgr 39-12,3,6 (APCBC) 27.33 lb, 22.5 lb
10.2 kg2,3,6, 10.4 kg
3,281'/s
1,000 m/s2,3,6
0 250   200, 215 160    
302,3 2022, 2036 178, 182, 1852,3,6 140, 1652,3,6, 167 131, 1482,3,6, 153 121, 1322,3,6, 139 127
Pzgr 40/432,3,6 (HVAP) 19.56 lb, 16.1 lb
10.16 kg, 7.3 kg2,3,6
3,707'/s
1,000 m/s, 1,130 m/s2,3,6
      1936, 222      
302,3 2372,3,6 2172,3,6 1932,3,6 1702, 1713,6 1522, 1533,6  
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 401
(APCR)1
10.4 kg1 1,200 m/s1 301     1671   139 m1  

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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