The 88 mm gun was used by the Germans as an anti-tank, anti-aircraft, and artillery gun during World War II. Although the 88mm gun was not the largest or most powerful of the German guns, it was more mobile, had a more rapid rate of fire, could be accurately aimed, and there were no Allied tanks that could withstand a direct hit from its shell.
Due in large part to the effectiveness of the German 88mm gun, "Operation Battleaxe" cost the British about 90 tanks...almost 1,000 men and the chance to restore morale through a desert victory," (Richard Collier, The War in the Desert, pp.71). These German guns were produced in large numbers. Over 18,000 (including all variants) were built during World War II.
Battlefront's 8.8cm FlaK36 Battery box contains: Two 8.8cm FlaK 36 guns, 2 scenic gun bases, 2 scenic extra crew bases, 16 gun crew, command team, 1 Kfz 15 field car, 2 Sd Kfz 7 tractors, 2 sets of bogies on medium bases.