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  • The 88-mm dual-purpose gun was the decisive force in the German destruction of many Allied tank attacks in Normandy, above all in the open country on the British flank, where its long reach could be exploited to best effect.

    Overlord D-Day And The Battle for Normandy

  • The Panzer VI, or Tiger, was the most feared German tank in Normandy, almost impenetrable by frontal Allied tank gunfire, and packing a devastating punch with its 88-mm KwK 36 gun.

    Overlord D-Day And The Battle for Normandy

  • Thus at one stroke the Inspector General was confined to the self-propelled 88-mm. on the Panther chassis, and the mass of 75-mm. on Mark IV and 38-T chassis — which made up 90 percent of assault gun production — was kept outside his authority.

    Barbarossa

  • Second, a remarks able faculty for retaining figures and for tactical detail — the rate of fire of a new mortar, the ammunition requirement of a platoon, the rail capacity of a given network, even such minutiae as the best way to site an 88-mm. gun.

    Barbarossa

  • The anti-tank battalion had only nine Jagdpanzer as runners, and eleven towed 88-mm.

    Barbarossa

  • The most important change in the composition of the Panzer divisions was the inclusion of a full-strength battalion of 88-mm. guns — still styled as an "anti-aircraft battalion" but in reality included because of the proved tank-killing powers of that famous gun.

    Barbarossa

  • The Russians then went into leaguer among the farm buildings, but Balck, with characteristic energy, led the mass of his tanks around in a wide arc to the west and north, leaving only his engineer battalion and a few 88-mm. guns to mask the Russian position.

    Barbarossa

  • The Reichsführer — the very syllables make the listener tremble — the man who controlled the whole retributive machinery of the Reich, from the humblest policeman on point duty to the 88-mm.

    Barbarossa

  • Hitherto the only gun which could cope with the T 34 under all conditions had been the 88-mm.; but it suffered from vulnerability in a static role and while being manoeuvred into position.

    Barbarossa

  • Photographers and artists crowded onto the battlefield, and have left us an immense mass of documentation; great jumbled groups of charred and gutted trucks, tanks blackened by fire, their armour rent and twisted from 88-mm. shells.

    Barbarossa

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