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The Alqatat Gunsmiths 88mm Gun was a tank gun and anti-tank guns used by the Armies of the Five Deserts from 1933 well into the 60s. It is still in service with some users of vintage Kyrenaian tanks.

An AA-gun of this calibre, although there were several proposals, was never developed. Heavy AA-Batteries relied on the ubiquitous Rusadir Steelworks RS-16 135mm Gun.

Design

Service History

Users

Comparison of the different main versions

Mark 1933 AT-Gun Mark 1939 Tank Gun Mark 1944 Tank Gun
Role AT-Gun Tank Gun Tank Gun
Calibres 71 56 71
Muzzle Velocity 600-1150 m/s 600-950 m/s 600-1150 n/s
Effective Range 2000 m 2000 m 2000 m
Armour penetaration at 1,000 m with Armour Piercing, Ballistic Capped Shells 99 mm 165 mm
Armour penetaration at 1,000 m with Armour Piercing, Ballistic Capped Rigid Shells 193 mm 115 mm 193 mm

OOC-Trivia

  • Based on the German 8.8 cm KwK and derivatives, which, in turn, was based on the Acht-Acht, something, which the Kyrenaians never developed.
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