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8.8 cm KwK 43
8.8 cm StuK 43

Panzer Armament

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Service Data:

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Krupp
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Kampfwagenkanone / Sturmkanone

Calibre: 8.8 cm
Length: 6.248 m
Weight: 4,380 kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Carriage: turret
Elevation: -7.4° to +15° Tiger II Ausf. B
Traverse: 360
Sight: TZF9b, TZF9d
Ammunition: Pzgr. Pzgr.39-1 Pzgr.40/43
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 1,000 m/s Pzgr.39-1
Effective range: 17,500 m
Shell Weight: 23.00 kg
Used by: Heer
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8.8 cm PaK 43/41
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8.8 cm PaK 43/3
8.8 cm PaK 43/4
8.8 cm KwK 43
8.8 cm StuK 43

Other: Panzer Armaments


The 8.8 cm KwK 43 L71 or (8.8 cm Kampfwagenkanone 43 L71) was known under a number of names 8.8 cm PaK 43 L71 (8.8 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 43 L71), 8.8 cm StuK 43 (8.8 cm Sturmkanone 43 L71) was the main armamemet for
Tiger II Ausf. B
Ferdinand / Elephant Sd.Kfz. 184

The main ammunition round used was the Panzergranate 39-1 which could penetrate up to 202 mm of armour plate at a range of 100 metres and 185 mm at a range of 500 metres


Heer Comments


German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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