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Flak 88 Owners' Workshop Manual: The 8.8cm Flugzeugabwehrkanone 18/36/37/41

Chris McNab



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Haynes Publishing
14 February 2018
History; Weapons & equipment
The 8.8cm Flugzeugabwehrkanone 18/36/37/41 - more popularly known as the Flak 88 - was one of the most successful and influential artillery gun types in the German arsenal in the Second World War. Developed during the 1920s and 1930s, the gun combined accuracy, a high muzzle velocity and a rapid rate of fire (15-20rpm). Although at first developed as an anti-aircraft gun, it went on to achieve equal repute as an anti-tank weapon, imposing horrific casualties on Allied armor across all major European and North African theaters of war. In one clash in Normandy, in June 1944, for example, a single Luftwaffe 8.8cm battery destroyed some 40 Allied tanks.
By:   Chris McNab
Imprint:   Haynes Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   795g
ISBN:   9781785211331
ISBN 10:   1785211331
Series:   Haynes
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   14 February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris McNab specializes in military history and military technology. He has published more than 100 books, including the Haynes Kubelwagen/Schwimmwagen Manual, Dreadnought Battleship, and the RAF Chinook Manual. Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales.

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