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The German 88 The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War by Terry Gander

The German 88 The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War


The German 88 The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War by Terry Gander

The German 88 mm guns became the most famous and feared artillery pieces of the Second World War. They appeared in a whole series of forms ranging from anti-aircraft to anti-tank and tank-guns, including several self-propelled platforms. Although primarily anti-aircraft guns they gained an awesome reputation as anti-tank weapons, a reputation that remains to this day. Terry Gander, in this in-depth, highly illustrated study, tells the story of the 88 from its first manifestations during the Great War to its clandestine development in Sweden, its production in Germany, its first 'multi-role' initiation during the Spanish Civil War and its part in the campaigns of 1939-40. As well as a detailed technical description of the gun and its development, his book features vivid accounts of the 88 in action in many of the main theatres of the Second World War, in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, and on the Eastern Front.

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Publication date

19th April 2012


Terry Gander

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Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


175 pages


Second World War
Weapons & equipment
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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