8.8 cm Pak 43

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The 8.8 cm Pak 43 (full name "8,8 cm Panzerjägerkanone 43") was a German anti-tank gun developed in 1942 by Krupp and Rheinmetall and used during the Second World War. It is similar in outward appearance to its smaller predecessor, the 7.5 cm Pak 40. Rheinmetall, the competing company also designed a similar gun called the 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 (full name "8,8 cm Panzerjägerkanone 43/41"). The difference between the two is that the Rheinmetall version used a split trail carriage while the Krupp version used a cruciform mount.


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8.8 cm Pak 43/41 anti-tank gun on Rheinmetall split trail carriage - 88x822mm R
8.8 cm Pak 43 anti-tank gun on Krupp cruciform mount - 88x822mm R

Specifications

(1943–1945)

  • Type: Anti-Tank Gun
  • Caliber: 3.5 in (8.8 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 250 in (635 cm) (L/71)
  • Weight: 9660 lbs (4381.7 kg)
  • Length: 362.2 in (920 cm)
  • Height: 70.9 in (180 cm)
  • Width: ???
  • Shell: 88x822mm R
  • Crew: 5
  • Elevation: -5° to +38°
  • Traverse: 56°
  • Rate of Fire: 6-7 rounds/min (practical)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1000 m/s (3,280 ft/s)
  • Effective Range: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
  • Feed System: Single-shot



The 8.8 cm Pak 43 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Decision Before Dawn 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 1951
The Assassination (Atentát) 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 1964

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Call of Duty 3 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 2006
Call of Duty: World at War 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 2008
Company of Heroes 2 PaK 43 88mm Anti-Tank Gun 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 2013



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