No 88s in German Orbat

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No 88s in German Orbat

Postby Hornet » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:12 pm

Hi, Just wondering why there are no 88s in the German Orbat? How would they be rated?
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Re: No 88s in German Orbat

Postby Cujoman » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:01 pm

I would use the stats for the Brittish 17pdr.
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Re: No 88s in German Orbat

Postby Stuart at GEG » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:11 pm

Yup, me too. They will appear in the Desert lists.
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Re: No 88s in German Orbat

Postby gozzaoz » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:03 am

The PAK 43 (88mm) was the same gun used in the Tiger II or Jagdpanther KwK43/L71 why not use the stat(s) from that vehicle

TheWeapon value for the PAK 88 is 11 whereas the Firefly is a 10

Available here http://www.greatescapegames.co.uk/media ... 44to45.pdf
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Re: No 88s in German Orbat

Postby Cujoman » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:51 pm

Then there is the classic FlaK 18 88mm L/56 which would be weapon 10.
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Re: No 88s in German Orbat

Postby gozzaoz » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:31 pm

Correct, as it is a Flak (Flugzeug Abwehr Kannone) originally intended for use against aircraft & later used in the desert war as an antitank gun, there was no mention of the war in North Africa in the original post. The rules, although they may be used for any period of the war, the OoBs in the rules and the OoBs available on the GE website are directed towards the late war period. So it was safe to assume the far more numerous & more effective Pak (Panzer Abwehr Kannone) was the gun being referred. :D
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Re: No 88s in German Orbat

Postby Cujoman » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:02 pm

Only the OP can tell. :)
If one is to trust wikipedia then about 2100 PaK 43 were built compared to 21000 FlaK 88s.
I would stat the PaK 43 at Weapon 11, Morale 4, BP 8, 68 points.
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