Armor quality of Panzer III and IV

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Re: Armor quality of Panzer III and IV

Post by Peasant » 16 Feb 2022 18:57

Data in this thread here indicates that the soviet 45mm gun with v0=760m/s should reliably defeat 40mm/0° FHA at 663m/s (500m) and 40mm/30° at 765m/s (not likely).
Therefore this confirms the theory that lower side armour on this Panther was made from FHA while the hull rear was not.

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Re: Armor quality of Panzer III and IV

Post by Peasant » 05 Sep 2022 07:13

Peasant wrote:
20 Nov 2020 10:31
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According to Jentz's "Panzertruppen" the germans credit this gun with penetration of 42mm/30° at 100m, I assume against RHA using german 5/5 criteria so if the 50mm plates on this Pz.IV were not face hardened these results make sense.
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If we compare the data for the soviet 45mm gun with the actual soviet FTs, we'll see that numbers are remarkably similar for 30° obliquity:
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(FTs for Mod 1932 and 1937 guns, 4th edition from 1942. 5th edition from 1943 looks the same)

Could this "data from german testing" actually be a reprint of captured soviet FTs?

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