Rokko Posted March 4, 2012 Share Posted March 4, 2012 Been testing a little out of pure boredom how effective the American bazooka is against German tanks from the flanks. It seems after a few runs (10 maybe per tank, only tested the M1A1) that the armor skirts on the Pz IV have absolutely no effect while the ones on the Panther work as one would expect. If a bazooka round hits a Panther's armor skirts (visually) it says "Hit: Armor skirt" and no Penetration usually. On a PzIV though, of which the flank is almost totally protected by armor skirts (sometimes it is absent, but thats not common), it rarely says "Hit: Armor skirt", it almost always seems to hit the armor behind it (and often penetrates it). To me that seems wrong. Unless someone tells me the PzIV skirts were somehow much thinner than the Panther skirts (I thought both are about 5mm thick) and could be penetrated by a Bazooka rocket without setting it off I might concede, but I used to think that armor skirts were actually pretty effective in defeating HEAT weapons like the Bazooka... Edit: Also, often the tank's behaviour was very suicidal, i.e. when they survived the first hit they often exposed their rear and tried speeding off, which usually didn't work. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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