Was based on the PaK 43 design.
Had a double baffle muzzle brake to reduce recoil.
The KwK 43 used the same ammunition, with some cartridge case modifications, as the PaK 43.
The high velocity ammunition wore down the barrel quickly. Later production versions were made with barrels in two parts.
|8.8-cm KwK 43|
|Length of gun||71 calibers|
|Length of bore|
|Length of rifling|
|Rate of fire|
|Range of shell horizontal|
|Ceiling at 70°|
|Armor penetration||Pzgr 40/43: 193 mm @ 1,000 m|
|Breech mechanism||Vertical sliding|
|Length of wheelbase|