semi-automatic sliding block, percussion fired
-9° to +10° Tiger
I Ausf. E
Pzgr. Pzgr.39 Pzgr.40 Gr.39 Hl
Rate of fire:
rounds per minute
Other: Panzer Armaments
The 8.8 cm KwK 36 L/56 or (8.8 cm Kampfwagenkanone 36 L/56)
and was the main armamemet for
Tiger I Ausf. E
The main ammunition round used was the Panzergranate 39 and
Panzergranate 40 which could penetrate up to 120 mm of armour
plate at a range of 100 metres and 83 mm at a range of 2,000
metres, The 8.8 cm KwK 36 L/56 was probably amongst one of
the most feared weapons during World War II due to the fact
that it was extremely accurate.
German Military Vehicles.
Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
For a complete list of sources