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8.8 cm PaK 43

Anti-Tank Artillery

8.8 cm PaK 43

Service Data:

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Krupp
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Panzerabwehrkanone

Calibre: 8.8 cm
Length: 6.610 m
Weight: 3,700 kg
Breech: vertical semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Carriage: cruciform
Elevation: -8° to +40°
Traverse: 360
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 750 m/s
Effective range: 17,500 m
Shell Weight: 23.00 kg
Used by: Heer
8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37
8.8 cm Flak 41
8.8 cm PaK 43
8.8 cm PaK 43/41
8.8 cm PaK 43/2
8.8 cm PaK 43/3
8.8 cm PaK 43/4
8.8 cm KwK 43
8.8 cm StuK 43

Other: Anti-Tank Artillery


The 8.8 cm PaK 43 (8.8 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 43) was also modified for use on
Ferdinand / Elephant Sd.Kfz. 184
Hornisse / Nashorn Sd.Kfz. 164
Jagdpanther Sd.Kfz. 173
Jagdpanther Starr
Leichte Einheitswaffenträger


Heer Comments


German Artillery in World War II. 1939-1945.
ISBN-10: 0887407625

German Artillery of World War Two.
ISBN-10: 1853672610

German infantry weapons of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0882543725

German Small Arms of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0896730239

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