German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour

North Africa 1941–43

German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour cover

German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour

North Africa 1941–43

Description

Few weapons developed a more deadly reputation than the German '88' in the role of anti-tank gun, its long reach and lethal hitting power making it a significant problem for every type of British and later American armour. Despite its individual potency, it was almost always utilized as part of a comprehensive system of defences that relied on a mix of weapons carefully deployed in anticipation of the enemy's likely avenue and method of attack. Used in this way, the 88 became a particularly deadly part of the Afrika Korps' attempts to shatter British armoured power in the Western Desert.


Initially extremely successful over the course of 1941 and 1942 in Operations Battleaxe and Crusader, the Allies' tactics and vehicles (such as the American-made M3 and the Crusader III) eventually evolved to deal with the 88's awesome power. This detailed new book tells the story of that evolution and provides an in-depth treatment of this key weapon of World War II.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Design and Development
Technical Specifications
The Combatants
Combat
Analysis
Aftermath
Bibliography
Index

Product details

Published Feb 18 2021
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472841162
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Duel
Short code DUE 109
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Greentree

David Greentree graduated from the University of Y…

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Ian Palmer

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