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3 hours ago, heretic88 said:

 

Yes, unfortunately, these statements are useless. I dont even understand why these are used, maybe marketing? In the same concept, it can be concluded that the M-60A1 is protected vs 125mm guns...

There are huge differences between 30mm projectiles, ranging from the very underpowered 3UBR6 (which is significantly weaker than some then-contemporary 20mm projectiles) to the very powerful APFSDS of the MK30 for example. Exact type of gun and ammunition is needed to evaluate protection.

 

Agreed, it is not a very useful statement, but you see this sort of marketing statement all the time.

How often do you see the statement that a vehicle is protected against 23mm armor-piercing ammunition?  23x115mm API is some pretty weak stuff.

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8 hours ago, Collimatrix said:

23x115mm API is some pretty weak stuff.

Weaker than 14.5mm. Which is why it's used in advertising, because STANAG 4569 level 5 demands 14.5 as a baseline, but 23mm sounds more impressive.

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5 minutes ago, LoooSeR said:

i saw that somewhere... uh expected something better.

 

So, why they need turret bustle if autoloader have ammunition in hull? 

The turret bustle is used to contain electronic units, especially batteries.

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16 hours ago, Karamazov said:

But seriously, what could be the reason?

 

Simple really, hit something really firm at a high speed. Tank roadwheels are tough, but not invulnerable. Something like hitting a railroad track side on at speed may well cause a dent like that.

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4 hours ago, TokyoMorose said:

 

Simple really, hit something really firm at a high speed. Tank roadwheels are tough, but not invulnerable. Something like hitting a railroad track side on at speed may well cause a dent like that.

I thought the front tank wheel cannot be damaged in this way.

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