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Germany - 8.8cm Pak 43/41 L/71
8.8cm Panzerabwehrkanone 43/41 L/71
(translates as Anti Tank Gun)

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8.8cm Pak 43/41 L/71
8.8cm Panzerabwehrkanone 43/41 L/71
(translates as Anti Tank Gun)
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photo of 8.8cm Pak 43/41 L/71 from Wikipedia
History
As the carriages for the Pak 43 were taking time to manufacture this 8.8cm gun was mounted on a simplified carriage which was made up from standard existing parts. This version of the Pak 43 was heavy and cumbersome to move, but still had the effectivity of the 4 wheeled version.
ManufacturerKrupp
Manufactured1943 - 1945
Calibre88mm
LengthL/71
Rate of Fire10 rpm
 
8.8cm Pzgr Patr 39/1(AP)
88mm 10.4Kg 1000M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 182mm @ 500mtr/30° ( ≈ 210mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.1 0.2 0.42 0.88 1.39 1.96 2.59 3.3
Penetration(mm@30°) 215 202 187 168 149 133 116 102
Penetration(mm@0°) 249 234 216 194 173 154 135 118
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 90 69 44 25


 
8.8cm Pzgr Patr 40(AP40)
88mm 7.3Kg 1130M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 226mm @ 500mtr/30° ( ≈ 260mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.09 0.18 0.38 0.82 1.33 1.93 2.66 3.54
Penetration(mm@30°) 278 256 229 196 166 138 113 90
Penetration(mm@0°) 322 296 265 227 192 160 131 105
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 90 69 41 22



8.8cm Sprgr Patr L/4.5(HE)
88mm 9.4Kg 750M/Sec 0.870Kg explosive
Maximum Range 14815 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 1.5 3.45 6.07 9.78 15.44 25.14 45.63 117.5
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill3 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill6 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill16 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr2 mm
An explosion within 3 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 6 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 16 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 1 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 2 mm of the tank armour including the roof.

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 Panzerjager Tiger(P) (Elephant) SdKfz 184 P Elephant 
 PzKpfw VI Tiger II Ausf B(Henschel) SdKfz 182 Henschel 
 PzKpfw VI Tiger II Ausf B(Porsche) SdKfz 182Porsche 
 SdKfz 164 8.8cm Pak 43/1 Gw III/IVNashorn,Hornisse 
 

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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