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The Deadly Eighty-Eight
- What made this gun the most feared tank killer of the war?
- What technical advantages did the 88 have over Allied tanks?
- Where was the 88 used to greatest effect?
- How was the 88 deployed by German armoured divisions?
The Deadly Eighty-Eight is a must-read about the gun that made Allied tank crews lose sleep at night in all theatres. Devised as a multi-purpose weapon, the 88 (called 8.8 by the Germans) was good in its anti-aircraft role, but unsurpassed as a tank killer. In North Africa, good visibility and flat terrain meant that British tank crews were desperately vulnerable to its high-velocity rounds; on the Russian steppes even the main armament of the T-34 could not compete with the range of the 88. And during the Normandy campaign, 88s made short work of the Sherman tank.
(4.00 out of 5 stars)
I liked this book because it gives you a big colour diagram that’s unusual in current ebooks. I’d give it 5 stars but I think there should be more accounts from the gunners who manned the beast telling us what it was like to sit up in the air and firing at the enemy.
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