God fucking damn it, man!! Get a proper spell check before you post your comment!! Anyway, the feeling is quite mutual and I'll come to why in a jiffy.Yes.. Now you do the same. Can't believe I'm having this conversation AGAIN,but with old members instead of snartass newbs!
I can not believe that I'm having this discussion with you of all people!! I mean, come on!! You blind or what??!!
According to your logic,
both of these lines in the above picture are of the same length, i.e ~650mm. See how absurd it all sounds from a simple geometric pov??
In actuality, this so-called 'weak spot' of yours spans a far.........FAR tinier section of the front turret than what you've made it out to be. The actual schematic should be more like this (and I'm likely exaggerating it but whatever) -
Meanwhile, your VT-4, enjoy -
Guess what, this entire section, (not that smaller an area than the weak spot in T-90A) has no special armor in there, just a thin layer of RHA!! Now, I know it's from ZTZ-99, but what's the difference anyway?? If anything, VT-4 has even thinner armor by comparison.
^ this entire section makes for an even worse weak spot than the one in T-90A!!
But wait, there is more -
You notice those hatches?? Those are the cavities for the mounting bolts, as can be seen down here -
This means, there are large hollow sections cut right into the armor cavities!! So, from certain angles, even the turret cheeks are weaker than they appear from the outside!!
On an unrelated note, the armor array inside the modules is likely arranged in this manner -
Oh, and it doesn't even end here, oh no!! Turns out, the LOS thickness across the frontal arc of the turret may not be as uniform and consistent as we had come to believe after all. Here's a drawing by @Wiedzmin from otvaga2004 site -
He noticed the obvious thing - the gunner's main sight is cutting into the armor cavity, thereby creating yet another HUGE weak spot in the right module on top of that hollowed-out space, and none of us here caught on to it, like a bunch of fucking retards!!
So all in all, that tiny little weak section in the T-90A front turret has almost the same effective LOS thickness (~650 mm) as the turret cheeks of your VT-4 (~700 mm)
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