I'd read that Rommel was the first to use the 88 as a direct fire weapon against the English on the ground in Africa. Where / when did that event happen ( which battle- Tobruk? ) ? I wonder why the 88 was in a mount that allowed it to be fired against tanks (if)when Rommel's first idea to employ against ground targets. You'd think the 88 were in AA mounts and Rommel said " get those 88's off the AA mounts and use against ground targets". Or were the air mounts capable of ground targeting?...If I recall he was in retreat and in desperation used the 88's to decimate following English Matilda II's?