Examination of materiel abandoned by the enemy has made available some additional
specifications of the German 88-mm antitank gun, Model 1943. Mention of this
gun was included in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 38, p. 7.
General data concerning the gun:
|| 3,600 (approx)|
|Weight|| 9,700 lbs|
|Weight of armor-piercing shell||
|| 22 lbs|
|Range of high-explosive shell||
|| 17,000 yds|
|| -5° to 38°|
It is reported that the gun will penetrate about 5 inches of armor at normal
ranges. The carriage is the same as that used for the 155-mm howitzer. The
guns are said to be organized in independent battalions under Army headquarters.