For the Record: 8.8 VK3601H and Tiger mantlet changes
Thanks to Orkel for this! VK3601H 88mm gun mantlet got thicker in 8.8. This is how it looks: In 8.7, it was 40-80-100, in 8.8 it is 50-100-135. Be advised that the Konisch uses a different mantlet, that is 100mm all across the space. Tiger mantlet got much more complex. This is the old one: And this is the new one: In words of Orkel: The edges are being thinned, but the middle areas are becoming much thicker. We can expect less “random absorbtions” by the edge areas overlapping with the turret, and more consistency in what can penetrate to do damage, and what cannot. Also note the cupola becoming smaller and more sloped, with its weakspot “view ports” removed.