German AT Guns

The German army started the war with two main anti-tank guns and these were the light tapered-bored sPzB 41 and the PaK 36. The PaK 36 was soon found wanting when faced with British, French and later Russian heavy tanks and brought the need for heavier weapons to be produced as soon as possible. Foreign weapons in the shape of captured Soviet and French and Czech models were being included, but the 88mm anti-aircraft gun was the most famous tank killer used during this period. By 1943 German anti-tank guns had become hard hitters and larger calibres were now being introduced to combat the new Soviet heavy tanks.