From: Vermont, USA
I should note that the distance from the infantry in the edge of the woods to the T-34 is about 700 meters. The Panzers are about 750 meters from the T-34, but none of them can see it to engage it yet. I'm guessing the larger shot I saw was not actually a shot from the T-34, but two misses from T-70s that hit at the same time. Unfortunately I skipped past the replay before noticing the T-34 or I could confirm that for sure (I could revisit it from the autosave, but let's just call it fog of war). I think it's fair to assume though that it has not yet seen and engaged out Panzers, while we have spotted it with our infantry.
Some stats on the T-34 - it's pretty inaccurate at 700-750 meters. Based on its specs, it's got about a 10-20% chance to hit us at this range. If it hits though it has a penetration of 7 with its APHE ammo, which is capable of penetrating any armor we have.
Its front hull armor averages 9, while its front turret is about a 6 or 7.
If we got in a tank duel at 700m, our Panzer IIILs would have about a 60% chance to hit it, but their penetration is only 5 at that range, so we'd be hoping for a lucky turret hit with extra penetration on the variable penetration calculations. Our penetration on the APHE doesn't go up to 9 until we get down to 50 meters, but we do have a limited supply (about 8-12 shots in each Panzer IIIL) of APCR ammunition, which has a 9 penetration at 400 meters and is higher in closer.
< Message edited by Erik Rutins -- 8/27/2010 2:02:50 AM >