AussieZaitsevi would say the StuG might'nt be that lucky to survive a frontal hit. the thickness and slope was fairly good/.
Yeah like winning 100 million dollars in the lottery lucky maybe. Have you ever seen the penetration tables for the 17 pdr? Even at 1,500 meters it could blast through over 100 mm of armor (allot more with the right ammo) the heaviest armor on any stug was 80mm thick by comparison and there are plenty of spots that are basically flat. Since as far as I know you can't do specific hit locations you have to take and average and on average the Stugs hull wasn't thick or steeply sloped enough to hope to stop the 17 pdr very often. There is no reason AT ALL that stugs should be taking dead on hits from 17 pdrs and living let alone a Panzer 4 which can also survive a hit from a 17 pdr if it has a bit of distance from the firefly. Hell Tigers and Panthers should have to tread very carefully when one of these is about. As for the guy that said shot the treads :rolleyes:Yeah I'll file that next to "aim for the head" under HOW TO MISS. Headshots and the like look cool but heads are small and bullets spray allot. It's easier to just go for the midsection or bulk of a tanks body then try to exploit some tiny weakness that will most likely only result in you missing and then getting owned by return fire. Not to mention that at more then spitting distance the god damn blocky sights make fine aiming almost impossible as they cover half the enemy tank up. The 17 pdr was up there with the 88, 90mm, and some russians guns as the best anti-tank gun of the war it needs some love.
Some had the hull mg, but as far as I know, most didn't..
Some didn't have the hull mg, but as far as I know, most did..