KwK36 (88 mm)

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The KwK36 (88 mm) is in large part identical to the FlaK 37 (88 mm) cannon, however, excluding the recoil system.

Used to arm the Tiger 1 line of tanks.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Based on the 88 mm flak gun. Originally made specifically for the Tiger I tank.

Available shells

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

With a very flat trajectory, the KwK 36 gives the player a high margin of error in aiming whilst the high penetration makes sure that just hitting a target will most likely disable or destroy it.

Pros and cons


  • Flat trajectory, provides a predictable path of flight
  • Relatively high penetration no matter what angle it hits
  • High accuracy, easier to fire for the less experienced


  • Slow reload, allows the enemy to fire back if not finished off in one shot


A FlaK 37 (88 mm) gun which is modified to take up less space due to a different style recoil system.

Originally ordered to arm the Tiger series of tanks with an 88 mm cannon.

Later on, the KwK 43 (88 mm) would be developed, prototyped and produced from the inspiration provided by the effectiveness of the KwK36 (88 mm).


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See also

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Germany tank cannons
20 mm  KwK 30 L/55 · KwK 38 L/55 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
37 mm  KwK 34(t) L/40 · KwK 36 L/45 · KwK 38(t) L/47
47 mm  Pak(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK 38 L/42 · KwK 39 L/60 · PaK 38 L/60
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.I
75 mm  K51 L/24 · PaK 39 L/48 · PaK 40/3 L/46 · PaK 42 L/70 · StuK 37 L/24 · StuK 40 (L/43 & L/48)
  KwK 37 L/24 · KwK 40 (L/43 & L/48) · KwK 42 L/70 · KwK 44 L/70 · KwK 44 L/36
76 mm  Pak 36(r) L/48
88 mm  Flak 41 · KwK 36 L/56 · KwK 43 L/71 · PaK 43 L/71
90 mm  BK 90
105 mm  FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 L/52 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · StuH 42 L/28
120 mm  Rheinmetall L44
128 mm  KwK 44 L/55 · K.40 · PaK 44 L/55
150 mm  sIG 33 · StuH 43 L/12