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German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour


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

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The German 8.8cm gun, first conceived as Flak artillery in World War I, revealed itself to have a potent anti-tank capability during the 1940 Battle of France. Transposed to the open vistas of the North African desert in 1941, the '88' would challenge the technology and employment of the British and later American tanks that encountered it, forcing them to develop new tactics and technology to deal with this deadly threat.

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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.

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