TheMostComfortableTanker*is back and he brought 9.15 HD armor changes in more detail for you:
“Same deal as usual. *I’ll look at all the new HD models and point out the changes. *Lots of tanks get those little bumps for wheels removed when made HD, so I’ll ignore that in most cases. *Too lazy to say how the tracks changed (as in they get gaps in them or something). *General size of the tank is ignored in most cases too. *I’ll probably be less detailed on paper thin tanks in the future like I have this time.
I have my little thoughts at the end of each list of tank changes.


•Vision slits no longer weakspots
•Raised area on engine deck removed
Verdict: *Still no armor, but at least it’s slightly less likely to get hit.


•Driver hatch is no longer a weakspot (+10mm)
•Vision slits no longer weakspots
•Hull floor buffed to 25mm (+15mm)
•UFP buffed to 58° (+1°)
•LFP nerfed to 29° (-7°)
•Rear side hull by engine deck no longer sloped (-33°)
•Turret shape is now more like a T-26 than early T-34-76 (less flat from front)
•Door weakspot on turret rear removed (+5mm)
•Tiny 0 armor hole for MG removed
•0 armor hole for gun looks slightly wider
Verdict: *Between the better turret shape and fewer UFP weakspots, I’d call it a buff


•Hull is the same as BT-7 art now
•Side hull mostly buffed to 19mm (+4mm)
•Hull extensions for front wheels removed
Verdict: Armor is still not there, but can autobounce 57mm shots from the side now instead of only 45mm. *The hull extensions for the front wheel were of notable size as well. *Buff.

•Driver hatch is no longer thicker than UFP (-20mm)
•Spaced armor on hull side for engine removed
Verdict: *Certainly a nerf, but the T-80 never really relied on armor much in the first place

•Driver hatch and other 42mm UFP spot same thickness as UFP (-17mm)
•UFP angled nerfed to 59° (-1°)
Verdict: *Same deal as T-80

•Tracks add armor to UFP (+10mm)
•UFP and LFP fixed to 60° (was 58°-61°)
Verdict: *It’ll feel the same, but kind of a buff I guess

•Vision slits no longer weakspots
•Front hull beak is rounded instead of flat
•Beak buffed to 100mm (+25mm)
•UFP/LFP angles buffed to 55°/48° (+3°/*+2°)
•Hull rear reworked. *Overall will feel the same
•Stock turret rear is buffed to 80mm (+20mm)
•Stock turret roof buffed to 30mm (+10mm)
•Stock turret cupola is now 60mm on sloped parts (-20mm)
•0 armor hole behind mantlet is a bit bigger
•Stock turret mantlet nerfed to 80mm (-10mm)
•Top turret mantlet slightly reshaped (buff)
•0 armor hole behind mantlet is much larger
•Top turret turret ring is smaller target
Verdict: *Turret nerf, hull buff. *Probably slight nerf overall, but mostly from mantlet 0 armor holes.

•Beak removed
•LFP and shoulders nerfed to 80mm (-20mm)
•UFP/LFP changed to 51°/55° (+3°/-11°)
•Rangefinder tumor is more compact
•Rangefinder tumor front nerfed to 100mm (-20mm)
•Hull side behind tracks nerfed to 60mm (-20mm)
•Hull floor side slopes nerfed to 20mm (-10mm)
•Rear of superstructure nerfed to 30mm (-15mm)
•Mantlet area reworked
•Mantlet is a bit smaller, but tougher
•0 armor hole behind mantlet noticeably larger
•Housing roof top buffed to 30mm (+10mm)
•Housing top is much larger
Verdict: The mantlet does look a little tougher, but that’s likely offset by it being smaller, larger 0 armor hole, and other stuff being weaker to varying degrees. *Nerf

Object 430

•UFP/LFP angles buffed to 60°/55° (+1°/+1°)
•”Edges” of UFP are larger, adding two relatively flat 120mm spots to front
•No overmatch spot on LFP now
•Hull floor side slopes angle nerfed to 29° (was 38°)
•Upper hull side slopes*buffed to 48°-51° (was 37°-48°)
•Hull roof is 16mm now, instead of just the engine deck (-24mm)
•Turret rear is mostly 63mm
•Turret is harder to overmatch from the front (both on cupolas and roof)
•Tank manages to be even smaller
Verdict: Buff. *Hull roof is now vulnerable to stuff smaller than 122mm overmatching it, but the new size, smaller overmatch spots on turret, and improved side slope result in a buff.


Pz 38 (t)

•Look at the LT vz. 38, then put spare tracks on it that add 5mm.
Verdict: Buff. *Protects a lot better against autocannons and has a 50mm thick elite turret instead of 25mm or less.

VK 30.01 (P)

•Hatches and vision slits removed as weakspots
•Driver’s port no longer creates 115mm armor zone (-30mm)
•Stock turret roof nerfed to 25mm (-15mm)
•Change to stock turret front is a nerf
•Stock turret cupola shape changed with 95mm middle area (+15mm)
•Top turret cupola style changed
•Top turret cupola is 95mm and slightly larger (+13mm)
•Top turret roof nerfed from 28mm to 25mm (-3mm)
•Top turret mantlet 0 armor hole is larger
•Top turret mantlet armor layout is same as stock Tiger P
•Top turret armor behind mantlet is now 100mm (+35mm)
•Top turret roof has bump added through the middle
Verdict: Stock turret is worse for sure. *Top turret is probably worse, but that style of turret is such a clusterfuck of different thicknesses it’s hard to tell. *Missing the driver’s port strongspot sucks, but the tons of other weakspots won’t be missed. *It’s a mixed bag, possibly leaning towards nerf I think.


T1 Cunningham
•9.5mm sideskirts added
•Everything but the mantlet, turret front, and hull front is now 6.3mm.
Verdict: *Have fun no longer being able to autobounce 20mm rounds.

•UFP nerfed to 12.7mm (-9.1mm)
•LFP and upper side hull nerfed to 12.7mm (-6.3mm)
•Stock turret is not 19mm all around (was 21mm fron, 13mm elsewhere)
Verdict: weaker to Pz I C and HE

•35.8mm hull roof in front of turret removed
•UFP/LFP angle buffed to 66°/55° (+1°/+3°)
•Front hull roof is now horizontal
•Engine deck reshaped some
•Hull side is much better sloped, up to 55°
•Turret ring is a bit larger
•No more flat 76.2mm spot under mantlet
•35.8mm bump on hull side for turret ring removed
•Turret model is basically the same as the M48A1, but with a paper turret ring and even bigger tumor
•WG is still bad at modeling and*has the mantlet as being weaker than it should be
Verdict: Better, but likely not enough to notice. *Still a fatton.

The small countries


•Nothing much
Verdict: Nothing special
Chi-Nu Kai

•Some changes in the shape of stuff
Verdict: Basically the same

•”Turret” front nerfed to 30mm (-20.8mm)
•”Turret” sides and rear buffed to 30mm (+4.6mm)
•”Turret” roof nerfed to 10mm (-2.7mm)
•Small parts of front hull buffed to 60mm (+10mm)
Verdict: Can’t bully tier 3 tanks or resist HE as well*anymore. *Nerf.

Type 62

•Turret armor layout tweaked
•Commander’s cupola is somewhat smaller
•Turret side near the rear nerfed to 30mm (-5mm)
•UFP/LFP buffed to 59°/53° (+1°/+5°)
Verdict: Still shit armor

•Top turret and stock turret have same armor layout as Type 62
Verdict: While not the exact same, it’s still got basically the same changes as the Type 62
Centurion Mk. I

•Beak removed from front hull
•spare tracks add 12.7mm to UFP
•UFP/LFP buffed to 57°/44° (+3°/+5°)
•Added 76.2mm spaced armor continuing off edges of LFP similar to other centurions
•Stock turret mantlet is all 127mm (was 152mm-76mm)
•More of stock turret roof is 25.4mm (-25.4mm)
•Side turret hatches and secondary gun mount no longer thinner than surrounding armor
•Stock turret cupola is smaller and more rounded
•Stock turret 0 armor hole behind mantlet is much less tall
•Minor changes to stock turret elsewhere
•Top turret mantlet gets wrecked
•Stock caernarvon turret is very similar to the new version
Verdict: *About as bad you expected
AMX 13 90

•Hull is same as AMX 13 57, but with +5mm armor on UFP from spare tracks
•Turret changes so it’s similar to AMX 13 57 armor layout (nerf)
Verdict: Nerf since UFP or turret won’t really troll bounce much anymore, but that’s about it”

That’s all folks!