German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour

German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour

North Africa 1941–43

Duel 109
  • Author: David Campbell, David Greentree
  • Illustrator: Ian Palmer
  • Short code: DUE 109
  • Publication Date: 18 Feb 2021
  • ISBN: 9781472841155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80
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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.

Biographical Note

David Campbell has worked as a new media producer and content specialist for many years, including roles at IBM, the BBC, various Internet consultancies and the British civil service. He is the author of a number of titles for Osprey.David Greentree graduated in History at York before taking an MA in War Studies from King's College London and qualifying as a lecturer in Further Education. In 1995, he accepted a commission in the Royal Air Force and has served in a variety of locations, including Afghanistan and Oman.

Contents

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


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