What is the Hull to Turret Ratio?

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What is the Hull to Turret Ratio?

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I'm enjoying the game a lot so far and love to dive into the data the subunit inspector provides. I stumbled over the Hull to Turret Ratio and was wondering what this is and what effect it has on the units. I couldn't find anything about this in the manual.
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Interesting.
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Dodo98 wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:14 pm I'm enjoying the game a lot so far and love to dive into the data the subunit inspector provides. I stumbled over the Hull to Turret Ratio and was wondering what this is and what effect it has on the units. I couldn't find anything about this in the manual.
The game models both turret armor protection and hull armor protection. During resolution of the shots at a vehicle, the game needs to decide how likely the shot is hitting the hull instead of the turret. This is done based on the vehicle's posture (dug-in or not, so exposing less or more of the hull), and the size of the turret relative to the hull.

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Thanks a lot. And I have another question if you don't mind. I guess Profile size has something to do with how big a vehicle is and how easy it is to conceal it?
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Correct, profile size indicates how big the vehicle is, which has implications for being observed and being hit (both direct fire and direct hits from indirect fire, so bombs/shells/submunitions dropping on top of the vehicle).

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That's good to know. By the way, the value for the Canadian Lynx Recon Vehicle seems a little odd to me. It has a profile size of 19 which is a lot higher than any vehicle I've seen so far. Could this be an error?
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19 is a bug, a big one. Fixed. It will be corrected in the January update with some other data corrections. These require us to do a scenario data refresh and we don't have time for that with the December update. If you see anything else odd like that, please let me know.
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Great! I will keep my eyes open.
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