By John Norris
The German 88 mm was once through a ways the main recognized and flexible artillery weapon of global battle II. It used to be first used as an anti-aircraft weapon by way of the Condor Legion through the Spanish Civil warfare and observed additional provider within the German invasions of Poland and France, the place it was once first utilized in its anti-tank function. This position used to be quite winning and the 88 grew to become feared via tank crews from North Africa to Russia. except those major roles the 88 mm was once used because the major weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, or even as an aerial weapon. This ebook covers some of these editions, explaining their layout, improvement and operational use.
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