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Paul Hanson wrote:To answer one of the earlier questions:
The gun mantlet was 11½" cast armor
The hull front was 12" cast armor
The sloping sides were 2½" rolled armor @ 57½°
The side skirts were 4" plate armor
The hull sides were 6" cast armor
The roof was 1½" rolled armor
The back plate was 2" rolled armor @ 9°
The floor was 1" rolled armor
The vehicle was designed on the premise of surviving a hit from an 88 at 1000m.
It weighed 188,000 lbs combat load, and that is a ring mount for the 50cal MG over the commander's cupola.
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