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Why is the Nahverteidigungswaffe so easily knocked out?

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The German Nahverteidigungswaffe is a quite simple device installed in the turret of some German tanks. It's basically a hole in the turret roof from where the crew can launch grenades to defend the tank against infantry close assault.

However, I noticed that this device is extremely often knocked out when the tank receives non-penetrating hits to the front hull. Is there a good reason for this? It doesn't seem to me that this device would be sensitive to shocks to the hull like the radio might be.

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