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Panther 1. I love it! But I have one question.


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Von_Blucher_1 #1 Posted 17 November 2020 - 05:49 AM

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I'm a noob but this tank is a monster IMO.  Its already my best tank.   

 

But I have one simple question.  

 

Why doesn't our Panther have the armor side skirts?  

 

Almost every photo/video I see of real ones has them on.   



Vantablack12 #2 Posted 17 November 2020 - 07:24 AM

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Probably so the sides are able to be penned by HE or HESH. Or WG just decided not to add them.

"In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine." -Erwin Rommel

"We're not just going to shoot the bastards, we're going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks." -General George Patton

                                                       


tedg5 #3 Posted 17 November 2020 - 12:54 PM

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Not sure what pictures your seeing, but IRL side skirts didn’t last too long in battle. :playing:

__Frostbite #4 Posted 17 November 2020 - 07:24 PM

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The Panther was one of the original tanks to be in the game. When WG first started the game, there were very few tanks that did have spaced armor, regardless of what they looked like in real life. More recently, lots of new tanks have been introduced with spaced armor, especially new premiums.

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Von_Blucher_1 #5 Posted 17 November 2020 - 10:49 PM

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It looks naked without them!   They should add them as an option.      

Hye_yeon_Cho #6 Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:13 PM

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In real life there are tens if not hundreds of variants of tanks. The one in game is just one of them.

jdc178 #7 Posted 30 November 2020 - 03:52 PM

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The German designers added protective skirt armor made from 4 mm soft steel to protect the visible 40 mm chassis side armor visible between the top of the track and below the pannier. It was believed this area would be vulnerable to penetration at close range by Soviet anti-tank rifles. The Schuerzen protective skirt armor was added starting in April 1943.

 

https://tanks-encycl...r-v_panther.php

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Gojira1150 #8 Posted 30 November 2020 - 04:05 PM

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View Postjdc178, on 30 November 2020 - 09:52 AM, said:

The German designers added protective skirt armor made from 4 mm soft steel to protect the visible 40 mm chassis side armor visible between the top of the track and below the pannier. It was believed this area would be vulnerable to penetration at close range by Soviet anti-tank rifles. The Schuerzen protective skirt armor was added starting in April 1943.

 

https://tanks-encycl...r-v_panther.php

:)

So then it is obvious, the tank in the game is from March of 1943






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