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KDEstroy_1 #1 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:01 PM

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In-game, it says it adds 4% to hull and turret armor, but it doesn't actually increase its thickness. What's going on?

HappyGuy_2 #2 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

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I believe that it adds 4% more effectiveness to the armor, not necessarily the thickness. For example, if a tank has 100mm of armor angled at 90 degrees, with the 4% effectiveness applied, the armor is effective at blocking shots up to 104mm penetration. 

Pastaguy2003 #3 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

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It does thicken the armour.  it just wont change what the tank stats say.  100mm of armour will become 104.  I would never use this unless on a superheavy

kapri25 #4 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:55 PM

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The sad thing is that you can use whatever you want to as in regards to extra modules. The even sadder thing is that you may want to only invest them in either premium tanks or tier 10 as the spare part are not as easily obtained.

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I don't see much advantage using enhanced armor at all. I would get it only for super heavily armored tanks, like the E100 or Maus, so the 4% bonus would be more effective.

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It doesn't thicken the armor, but adds to the homogenization factor of whether or not an incoming shot will bounce.

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It won't do anything on an ru 251...

It arguably does add to the armor thickness, but it doesn't technically. 4% is big though, when you have 300mm of effective armor. If a medium has 330mm of HEAT pen, it can really help bounce shots, due to rng.


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It doesn't actually increase the armor, but it changes a hidden stat to make your armor 4% more effective.  I think of it has using a higher grade of steel in the armor.  I've got it on all of my frontline heavies, I think it helps.  If you have a tank that only has a little armor to start with its useless.  4% more of a little bitty bit is still a little bitty bit.

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View PostKDEstroy_1, on 13 January 2018 - 11:01 PM, said:

In-game, it says it adds 4% to hull and turret armor, but it doesn't actually increase its thickness. What's going on?

 

View PostPastaguy2003, on 13 January 2018 - 11:48 PM, said:

It does thicken the armour.  it just wont change what the tank stats say.  100mm of armour will become 104.  I would never use this unless on a superheavy

 

*Doesn't 

 

 

 

armor homogenization  factor 

 

it reduces the chances of pen by 4%.

it doesn’t add thickness, which means it doesn’t change autobiunce or overmatch mechanics.

 

kt is convoluted in a typical WG manner, and this factor appeared out of nowhere from a game développement in an interview, and was left like this, unexplained.

 

I would have loved to know about JE but we don’t. So we can only think it reduces the pen chances of HE but not the splash damage. But that’s pure speculation.

 

 

But at least now you know as much as we do.

 

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Well it helps me bounce more shots in my T-54....
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It’s not worth waste extra 100 Hp equipment, is it?

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Pastaguy2003 #12 Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:02 PM

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View Postminitel_NA, on 14 January 2018 - 03:57 AM, said:

 

 

*Doesn't 

 

 

 

armor homogenization  factor 

 

it reduces the chances of pen by 4%.

it doesn’t add thickness, which means it doesn’t change autobiunce or overmatch mechanics.

 

kt is convoluted in a typical WG manner, and this factor appeared out of nowhere from a game développement in an interview, and was left like this, unexplained.

 

I would have loved to know about JE but we don’t. So we can only think it reduces the pen chances of HE but not the splash damage. But that’s pure speculation.

 

 

But at least now you know as much as we do.

 

Have fun.

 

It adds 4 percent to armour thickness, which in turn makes your armour more effective.

 

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minitel_NA #13 Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

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View PostPastaguy2003, on 15 January 2018 - 04:02 PM, said:

 

It adds 4 percent to armour thickness, which in turn makes your armour more effective.

 

:facepalm:

 

doesn't. 

 

nothing In this game is so straight forward as you think it should.

 

If your diubt me, just go to a training room and check an autobounce  angle or an overmatch situation.

You armor thickness hasn’t increased, only the penetration chances have.

this was a big scandal after v3.8 and the game developers had to come public about it.


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Pastaguy2003 #14 Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:26 PM

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View Postminitel_NA, on 15 January 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

 

doesn't. 

 

nothing In this game is so straight forward as you think it should.

 

If your diubt me, just go to a training room and check an autobounce  angle or an overmatch situation.

You armor thickness hasn’t increased, only the penetration chances have.

this was a big scandal after v3.8 and the game developers had to come public about it.

The pen has increased?

 

Anyways, if it makes your armour 4% more effective, it is making it thicker.  It might not show in game, but it does.  Checked in training room with m6a2e1.  enhanced armor removes the hull weakspot.



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Enhanced Armor increases your armor strength by 4%. Not the thickness itself, the strength. If you have 50mm armor on your front, enhanced armor will increase the amount of armor a shell thinks it needs to penetrate by 2mm, etc. However, BEWARE! This equipment DOES NOT change over match mechanics, meaning shells of 3x your armor thickness in caliber will instantly penetrate your armor, regardless of how extreme you angled.

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minitel_NA #16 Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

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View PostRommelTanker, on 15 January 2018 - 05:40 PM, said:

Enhanced Armor increases your armor strength by 4%. Not the thickness itself, the strength. If you have 50mm armor on your front, enhanced armor will increase the amount of armor a shell thinks it needs to penetrate by 2mm, etc. However, BEWARE! This equipment DOES NOT change over match mechanics, meaning shells of 3x your armor thickness in caliber will instantly penetrate your armor, regardless of how extreme you angled.

 

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