8,8 cm Kw K 36 (L/56)

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production Costs

8,8 cm Kw K 36 (L/56)
Price 18 000 Reichmark
Man-hours 2500
Production time 6 months
Iron 5550 kg
Chromium 33 kg
Manganese 40 kg
Tin 0.1 kg
Copper 8.4 kg
Aluminium 0.027 kg
Zinc 2.5 kg
Nickel 11 kg
Rubber 0.07 kg
Silver 1 g

Technical Information

8,8 cm Kw K 36 (L/56)
Gun
Caliber 88 mm
Barrel length 4.928 m
Barrel length in calibers 56
Range (max) 10 500 m
Rate of fire 10 rounds per minute
Barrel life 6000 rounds
Mount
Maximum elevation 15°
Minimum depression -8°

Armor Penetration

Round Shot type Weight (shot) Muzzle velocity Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m
Pzgr 39 APCBC-HE 10.20 kg 773 m/s 120 mm 110 mm 99 mm 91 mm 83 mm
Pzgr 40 APCR 7.30 kg 930 m/s 171 mm 156 mm 138 mm 123 mm 110 mm
Gr 39 Hl HEAT 7.65 kg 600 m/s 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm

Accuracy

Round Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m 2500 m 3000 m
Pzgr 39 Training 100% 100% 100% 98% 87% 71% 53%
Action 100% 100% 93% 74% 50% 31% 19%
Pzgr 40 Training 100% 100% 99% 89% 71% 55% -
Action 100% 100% 80% 52% 31% 13% -
Gr 39 Hl Training 100% 100% 94% 72% 52% - -
Action 100% 98% 62% 34% 20% - -

Additional Reading

8,8 cm Flak 18, 36, and 37
Information about the 8,8 cm Flak 18, 36, and 37.

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L., DOYLE, Hilary Louis & SARSON, Peter. New Vanguard 5 - Tiger I heavy tank, 1942-45. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 1993. 48 p. ISBN 1-85532-337-0.
  2. PAWLAS, Karl R. Waffen-Revue W 127 - Datenblätter für Heeres-Waffen, -Fahrzeuge und Gerät. Nurnberg : Publizistisches Archiv für Militär- und Waffenwessen, 1976. 248 p. ISBN 3-88088-213-4.