Only the Tiger I used this gun.
The barrel had a double baffle muzzle brake to decrease the recoil. There were also hydraulic buffers with hydropneumatic recuperators to reduce the recoil. There was a large spring to the left in the turret to balance the gun.
The breech was similar to the 75 mm L/43 and 75 mm L/48 guns.
The gun was electrically fired.
|8.8-cm KwK 36|
|Length of gun||56 calibers|
|Length of bore|
|Length of rifling|
|Rate of fire|
|Range of shell horizontal|
|Ceiling at 70°|
|Armor penetration||Pzgr 39: 100 mm @ 1,000 m
Pzgr 40: 138 mm @ 1,000 m
|Length of wheelbase|