German 88 gun

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paul.mercer
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German 88 gun

Postby paul.mercer » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:02 pm

Gentlemen,
Much has been said about the German 88mm flack/anti tank gun and how it was capable of destroying any allied tank, how would it stack up if used against a modern tank - would the shell just bounce off?

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Re: German 88 gun

Postby Steve Crandell » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:08 pm

paul.mercer wrote:Gentlemen,
Much has been said about the German 88mm flack/anti tank gun and how it was capable of destroying any allied tank, how would it stack up if used against a modern tank - would the shell just bounce off?


Yes, certainly against modern MBT frontal armor. Modern tank guns have much greater muzzle energy than the old "88" and much better projectiles and they don't always achieve a kill.

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Re: German 88 gun

Postby RF » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:06 pm

Also they probably would not be much use either as a modern day anti-aircraft gun.
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