Re: Nailing Dirtside/Stargrunt Chamber Pots (was Re: [GZG] More re: [OFFICIAL] Salute releases....!)
From: Oerjan Ariander <oerjan.ariander@r...>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:26:37 +0200
Subject: Re: Nailing Dirtside/Stargrunt Chamber Pots (was Re: [GZG] More re: [OFFICIAL] Salute releases....!)
Allan Goodall wrote:
>>I strongly suspect that the Merk4 has the same kind of armour
>>as the front turret armour of the Leo2 A5 and later - looks like a
>>trap, but isn't.
>I wondered about that. The Leo2 A5 and A6 in particular look like the
>front of the turret would act as a turret trap, funnelling a shot to
>that part of the tank either down into the driving compartment or into
>the turret ring. Is it not a shot trap because of the sharp angle?
No. It is not a shot trap because the sloping outer surface doesn't stop
the incoming KE penetrator at all, much less causes it to bounce or
- instead that outer plate causes the penetrator to yaw, thus greatly
reducing its effect against the (vertical) main armour.
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