For the Record: Test 9.0 – T-34/85 and Centurion 7 Armor Changes
Hello everyone, with test 3, two final HD models arrived: the T-34/85 and the Centurion 7. And how do they look armor-wise? This is the old T-34/85: 45mm hull armor, 95mm turret front and that armor stripe on the lower frontal hull, 75mm rest of the turret, 90mm copula And the new one: As you can see, very little has changed. The frontal red hull stripe (90mm) is thinner, overall the thicknesses are the same. The only thing that changed a bit more is the upper part of the mantlet, the blue mantlet parts are 45+20mm thick (violet part is 90mm thick) and the upper mantlet now has some sort of hole behind it, which in effect is of the same thickness than the mantlet. Given the structure of the hole, effective armor remains the same. And this is how the T-34/85 looks in Tank Inspector: Now the Centurion 7. 121mm UPF, the middle strip is 151mm, 76mm LFP, 165mm frontal turret, that blue part of the mantlet is 100mm thick and has 165mm turret behind it, violet part is just 200mm thick with that 100mm small weakspot, hull sides and upper turret are 51mm, copula is 112mm and its roof is again 51mm. Side plates are 6mm thick, with tracks being 25mm thick (turret sides are 112mm) And now the new one: Centurion 7/1 armor recieved a clear nerf. UFP and LFP stay, the thick strip at the weld changed from 154mm to 151mm. Hull sides remain the same. Turret however got “hit” worse. The frontal turret plate was changed from 165mm to 152mm, the transition between frontal and side turret armor is 121mm thick and the sides are 89mm thick (nerfed from 112mm), the roof (the large weakspot) remains at 51mm, copula got nerfed from 112mm to 89mm. The mantlet is quite complicated: the blue rim is 76mm + 152mm (turret armor), but the violet center is only 152mm thick (from 200mm), the magenta part is 152+114 (from 100+165). Overall, the turret will be more vulnerable, unless you start firing at the mantlet.