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The ordinary 17pdr AP shot penetrated the follwing thickness of 30 degree sloped steel:Freiritter wrote: Note: Could the 17 pdr penetrate the hull of a Panther and was the Pershing a match for the Panther?
When properly deployed (as advocated by Winston Churchill as below stated) the Sherman performed magnificently - when not, only too often, it was with unfortunate consequences for the men who crewed them.Reb wrote: The Tiger furniture van is so obviously German and the Stalin III so sinister and vaguely oriental, the Sherman so mass produced looking - like a boring office job in steel. And the churchill - what can I say?
Note: Could the 17 pdr penetrate the hull of a Panther and was the Pershing a match for the Panther?
Reb wrote:I saw a surprising picture on the web recently. It showed a panther that had been hit five or six times in the frontal armour by an M-36 Jackson with 90 mm at 600 meters. Only one shot penetrated.
To a degree, but manufactoring flaws could be an issue. Also the typeof amunition fired, velocity and so forth. Slope of course is very important and can make up for lack of thickness as in the original T-34s. The type of plate can be important too - and the manufacturing process used in producing it.Freiritter wrote:Interesting. Was armor thickness and degree of slope the deciding factor in how effective the enemy fire was?