noob Posted March 4, 2012 Share Posted March 4, 2012 While waiting for the CW module i thought i'd test the M4A1 Sherman versus PzIV H in a mexican stand off situation. The weather was clear, cool, 12:00pm no wind on a map 1500 x 250m with the tanks on a road lined with high bocage running North /South facing each other 1000m apart with no cover arcs, Regular crews with Normal morale, individual vehicles in CC with an FO unit. The number underlined represents the tank that came out of the duel at an advantage, this means that the loser at the very least reversed with smoke after suffering damage and a morale drop, the crew bailed out or the tank was completely destroyed. In the case of the Sherman losing it mainly reversed with vehicle damage and a crew morale drop resulting in a bailing crew, complete destruction was rare. In the case of the Panzer IV losing it usually meant destruction of the tank. The Panzer was more accurate hitting on average with it's second shot, the Sherman generally needed three shots to hit. Out of the 52 tests the PzIV won 29 the Sherman 23, the Pz IV spotted the Sherman first 29 times the Sherman 23 times so whoever spots first wins the duel. In conclusion, based on this small sample, the PzIV has a slight advantage with spotting and accuracy but that is negated some what by the Sherman's better armor protection. I will perform the same test at 750m, 500m and 250m with the same tanks and again with M4A3 Sherman v PzIV G (all numbers represent mins / secs) 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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