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GERMAN 88 The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War

GERMAN 88
The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War 
The German 88 mm was the most feared, famous and effective artillery piece of the Second World War. The key to its success was its flexibility, as it could be adapted as a field gun, an anti-aircraft weapon and the main armament of German tanks. This book is the definitive guide to the gun.
The German 88 mm guns became the most famous and feared artillery pieces of the Second World War. They appeared in a whole series of forms ranging from anti-aircraft to anti-tank and tank-guns, including several self-propelled platforms. Although primarily anti-aircraft guns they gained an awesome reputation as anti-tank weapons, a reputation that remains to this day. Terry Gander, in this in-depth, highly illustrated study, tells the story of the 88 from its first manifestations during the Great War to its clandestine development in Sweden, its production in Germany, its first 'multi-role' initiation during the Spanish Civil War and its part in the campaigns of 1939-40. As well as a detailed technical description of the gun and its development, his book features vivid accounts of the 88 in action in many of the main theatres of the Second World War, in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, and on the Eastern Front.

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Product Code: 25000
Author: Terry Gander
ISBN: 9781848848320
Format: SB, 176 pp Published Price £12.99
Retail Price: £12.99
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