Front line experience showed that towed 88 mm anti-tank guns are of limited usefulness in mobile warfare (counterattacks, mobile defense, and especially when covering retreats).
- The 4.5 ton mass, 1.9 meter height, and completely unprotected prime movers limit its mobility on the battlefield.
- As a rule, there is not enough time to organize a proper firing position.
- The gun, due to its size, cannot be concealed from the enemy (especially from the air).
- Due to the difficulty of turning the gun, it is difficult to defend against infantry at close range.
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