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Germany - 8.8cm Kwk 36 L/56
8.8cm Kampfwagenkanone 36 L/56
(translates as Tank Gun)

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8.8cm Kwk 36 L/56
8.8cm Kampfwagenkanone 36 L/56
(translates as Tank Gun)
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Calibre88mm
LengthL/56
 
AP(AP)
88mm 9.4Kg 810M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 101mm@740m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.12 0.25 0.52 1.09 1.72 2.41 3.2 4.07
Penetration(mm@30°) 157 148 136 122 109 96 85 74
Penetration(mm@0°) 182 171 158 142 127 112 99 86
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 77 48 25 15

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 Befehlspanzer (Tiger)Tiger 
 PzKpfw VI Ausf E (Tiger) SdKfz 181Tiger 
 

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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