88 mm Guns

allies were outgunned by 88 mm because allies were MENTALLY DUMB

Gist of the issue was as below:—

(1) 88 mm was an anti aircraft gun

(2) The Germans improvised it as anti tank gun

(3) The British also had a similar anti aircraft gun of same calibre 3.7 inch gun which could be used as an anti tank gun and British officers recommended using it but British commanders were simply RIGID, INFLEXIBLE and MYOPIC and refused it.

(4) The next major issue was that British tanks could not fire both High Explosive and anti tank rounds.High explosive was required to neutralize anti tank guns as they had no HE and AP  and got these tanks (USA) only in 1942 that British got American tanks which could fire both high explosive (HE) and armour piercing (AP) that British tanks were able to neutralize 88 mm guns.

(5) Even the Italians showed more dynamism than British and improvised 102 mm naval guns taken from a damaged ship to play hell with British 22 Armoured Brigade at Bir el Gubi in 1941

SO OUTGUNNING BY GERMANS WAS MORE A BRITISH PERCEPTUAL FAILURE IN USING READILY AVAILABLE 3.7 INCH BRITISH GUNS RATHER THAN ANYTHING MATERIAL.

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