German heavy/medium armour

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Excellent demonstration of the size of the 88mm L71 shell used in the Ferdinand / Elephant / Nashorn / JagdPanther and King Tiger.

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Another excellent demonstration of the size of the shell used with the 88mm L71 gun. Yikes

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KV-1 heavy tank captured by the Germans and field modified with what looks like the 75mm/L43 gun used on the mid-war Pz IV G.
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Great example of the shell trap / ricochet problem with the early Panther's curved gun mantle, which the Germans corrected with the Panther G. In this case the turret is at a 90 degree angle to the hull, so this is a side hull penetration. not downward into the radio operator's position in the front.


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From the pic I don't quite understand why the shell deflected down, given the armor angle.
Unless the round came in from a higher level?
Look at the bottom of the gun mantlet. The shell initially hit there, and was deflected down into the turret ring, penetrating through into the crew compartment.
 
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