Panzerabwehrkanone 43/1 L/71, mounted on the Sd.Kfz.164 "Nashorn", had its breech loaded with an 88 mm shell.

Panzerabwehrkanone 43/1 L/71, on the Sd.Kfz.164 Nashorn

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Panzerabwehrkanone 43/1 L/71, mounted on the Sd.Kfz.164 "Nashorn", had its breech loaded with an 88 mm shell.

Panzerabwehrkanone 43/1 L/71, mounted on the Sd.Kfz.164 “Nashorn”, had its breech loaded with an 88 mm shell.

 

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The Pak 43, or Panzerabwehrkanone 43, was a formidable 88mm German anti-tank gun designed by Krupp, competing with the Rheinmetall 8.8cm Flak 41 anti-aircraft gun during World War II. It stood as the Wehrmacht’s most potent anti-tank weapon, widely employed and even adapted as the 8.8cm KwK 43 main gun for the Tiger II tank, Nashorn, Elefant, and Jagdpanther tank destroyers.

 

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