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scoprion_tank #1 Posted 19 March 2019 - 10:28 PM

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I was wondering why has there never been a late german tank with good or equal turret armor compaired to its effective hull armor when angled (or even unangled)

 

the best I can think of is the löwe and tiger 1

 

and maybe the panzer 1 and 2?

 



MeetriX #2 Posted 19 March 2019 - 10:41 PM

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Defeat at 1945 might be the reason.

Nishi_Kinuyo #3 Posted 19 March 2019 - 11:05 PM

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Because after WWII, Germany decided that the current state of the arms race meant that it'd be very hard to protect a tank with the technologies available (RHS).

And so decided to just slap on enough armour to keep low-calibre shells out.

E.g. Indien, Leopard I.

Only after composite armour became a thing did Germany start putting any real armour on tanks again (Leopard 2).

 

As for their Entwicklung Series and other Super-Heavies:

Because flat armour totally works yo.

Against 330mm HEAT.

 

And, afaik, the Tiger I doesn't even have strong turret armour.

While the Löwe's only really works when you're looking straight at the guy shooting you.



Rupolsky #4 Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:25 AM

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View PostMeetriX, on 19 March 2019 - 10:41 PM, said:

Defeat at 1945 might be the reason.

 

If only they had had more Tiger tanks.

scoprion_tank #5 Posted 24 March 2019 - 09:30 PM

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View PostMeetriX, on 19 March 2019 - 10:41 PM, said:

Defeat at 1945 might be the reason.

 

how does that justify the lack turret armor? like not putting 30mm armor plate on the panzer 4 series even though they added 30mm on the hull?

MeetriX #6 Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:24 PM

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View Postscoprion_tank, on 24 March 2019 - 09:30 PM, said:

 

how does that justify the lack turret armor? like not putting 30mm armor plate on the panzer 4 series even though they added 30mm on the hull?

 

This is how winners historical 30mm armor looks like.

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Germans turrets are historically correct, so no extra armor. :P







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