KwK36 (88 mm)

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Description

The 88 mm KwK36 is a German tank cannon. It is in large part identical to the FlaK 37 (88 mm) cannon, except for the recoil system.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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 Originally made specifically for the Tiger I tank.

Available ammunition

Msg-info.png Not all ammunition listed is available on all vehicles equipped with this weapon.
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
PzGr 39 APCBC 165 162 151 139 127 117
PzGr 40 APCR 211 207 191 172 155 140
Pzgr. APCBC 153 151 140 128 116 106
Hl.Gr 39 HEAT 110 110 110 110 110 110
Sprgr. L/4.5 HE 11 11 11 11 11 11
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
PzGr 39 APCBC 773 10.2 1.2 14 108.8 48° 63° 71°
PzGr 40 APCR 930 7.3 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
Pzgr. APCBC 810 9.5 1.2 14 285.6 48° 63° 71°
Hl.Gr 39 HEAT 600 7.64 0 0.3 1,100 62° 69° 73°
Sprgr. L/4.5 HE 820 9 0 0.1 698 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

With a very flat trajectory, the KwK36 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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

History

The 88 mm KwK36 is a Flak.37 (88 mm) gun modified to take up less space due to a different style recoil system. It was originally ordered to arm the Tiger I series of tanks with an 88 mm cannon. Later on, the KwK43 (88 mm) was 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  KwK30 · KwK38 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
30 mm  MK 30-2/ABM
37 mm  KwK34(t) · KwK36 · KwK38(t) · PaK L/45
47 mm  Pak.(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK39 · KwK L/42 · PaK38
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.1
75 mm  K51 L/24 · KwK37 · KwK40 L43 · KwK40 L48 · KwK42 · KwK44 · KwK44 L/36.5 · PaK39 L48 · PaK40/3 L46 · PaK42 · StuK37 · StuK40
76 mm  PaK36 (r)
88 mm  Flak.37 · Flak 41 · KwK36 · KwK43 · PaK43
90 mm  BK90
105 mm  CN105-57 · FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · PzK M57 · StuH42
120 mm  Rh120 L/44 · Rh120 L/55
128 mm  K.40 · KwK44 · PaK44
150 mm  s.I.G.33 · Stu.H 43 L/12
380 mm  RW61
  Foreign:
  HSS 831L (Britain)
57 mm  6pdr OQF Mk.V (Britain)
73 mm  2A28 (USSR)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
76 mm  F-32 (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M32 (USA)
90 mm  M36 (USA) · M41 (USA)
105 mm  GT-3 (Britain)
152 mm  M-10T (USSR) · XM150E5 (USA)

Japan tank cannons
37 mm  Type 94 · Type 100 · Type 1
47 mm  Type 1
57 mm  Type 90 · Type 97
70 mm  Type 94
75 mm  Type 90 · Type 99 · Type 3 · Lightweight Type I Model II · Type II Model I · Type II Model II
90 mm  Type 61
105 mm  Experimental Type 5 High Velocity · Type 5 · JSW L/52
106 mm  Type 60 (B)
120 mm  Taishō Type 10 · Navy short gun · Type 90 L/44 · TKG
150 mm  Type 38
155 mm  NSJ L/30
  Foreign:
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02 (Switzerland)
35 mm  Oerlikon KDE (Switzerland)
75 mm  M6 (USA)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · M32 (USA)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
90 mm  M3A1 (USA) · M36 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany)
120 mm  Schneider-Canet 1898 (France)