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Trenchgun wrote: I mean, if tank barriers could be defeated by simply charging them then why bother?
Christian Ankerstjerne wrote:The main problem is that such traps - even if ineffective against the tank itself - would be likely to damage the tracks and the drive train.
Which is all tank traps are expected to do.
Christian Ankerstjerne wrote:Which is all tank traps are expected to do.
That depends - anti-tank ditches and Dragenzähne was more of a general blokade, as far as I know.
Panzermacher wrote:Very interesting image of a Polish 7TPjw crashing through/over a concrete Tank Trap, although this Vehicle is very lightly armoured (10mm to 17mm) on the front Hull, I think the picture says more about the ineffectiveness of the Tank Barrier than the strength of the Tank itself, as you can see the "Tank Trap" has infact beeen dislodged & rolled over.
Radar wrote:Just for information, the lower part of the teeth are facing the attacker.
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