Krupp designed the PaK 43/41 and it entered service in 1943.
Originally it was to have the cruciform carriage but due to its complexity Krupp decided to use a two wheeled split carriage that was built from existing components from other weapons. The arms had spades on the end that dug into the ground.
The gun was mounted on a solid tired carriage that was from the 10.5-cm le FH18/40.
The gun had a double buffle muzzle brake.
The soldiers called it the 'barn door' (Scheunetor) because of it's large gun shield.
|8.8-cm PaK 43/41|
|Outrigger arms width|
|Length of gun|
|Length of bore|
|Length of rifling|
|Elevation||-5° to +38°|
|Traverse||28° left, 28° right|
|Rate of fire||10 rpm|
|Range of shell horizontal|
|Shell weight||23 g|
|Length of wheelbase|