Yrfin wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:48 pm
1. Whats happening with vanilla equpments ?
- All Good Guys got a new Gun/Armor/Close Defense, but T-34 only got +1 GD
When calculating the unit stats I do not only look at armour thickness and gun penetration, but also at other things like having a radio or not, having a three men turret or only two, crew comfort, visibility, optics, reliability, quality of gun, shells and armour, doctrine, etc. etc. In my opinion a tank is a complex weapon system and is not characterised only by its armour strength and main gun.
Maybe you can also check this:
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Of course there can be endless debates whether the T-34 was the best tank of WW2 or just a piece of crap, but I think it depends on the year. In 1941 (and to some extent in much of 1942) it was certainly one of the best, if not the best tank in the world, but after the Germans upgunned the Panzer IV to the long 75 mm gun it lost its superiority, which it managed to more or less regain when it got the 85 mm gun. But by then it had to face Panthers and the like.
Anyway, I think it is quite telling that about 80-90% of T-34 tanks that were produced during the war were knocked out or destroyed which is quite a high number given that the SU was one of the victors. I would expect such high loss ratio from a country that lost the war and not from one of the winners. In comparison, the losses of total produced Shermans were somewhere around 20-30%, if I am right. Also it is interesting to compare the tank losses of the Korean war when the T-34 faced the Sherman in actual battle.
- T-70 can replace T-34 at battlefield mostly ?
I don't think so, the T-34 is significantly better.
- Now Full Armored Marder IIIM&Hetzer are looking a much better than Pz IVF2?
Can you explain a little more your changes in Stats (SA/HA/GD/CD) your equipment file (for this units on pic) ?
The Marder IIIM had a special feature: the engine was moved to the middle of the vehicle and as such it could function as additional armour, protecting the gunners in the fighting compartment who were in the back, behind the engine. The Israelis did a similar thing with the Merkava series more recently. The Marder IIIM also had a heavily sloped frontal armour as opposed to the unsloped frontal armour of the Pz.IV. Nevertheless, GD 12 is not very good, actually it is quite weak in 1943-44 when the Marder IIIM is being used in my mod. It cannot really face T-34/43s head-to-head. When on defense, it needs some defensive artillery or it has to stand behind a river to be competative. The Hetzer is certainly better protected than the Panzer IVF2, no doubt. But the Panzer IVF2 was produced and used in 1942 and the Hetzer in 1944-45 so there is not much point in comparing them.
2. Cant find in your e-file a good german AT gun F-22 Pak36 (r)(captured&redisged) - towed 560 pcs (until spring 43), 894 pcs for Marders was made.
In this mod a towed AT unit usually represents 1,000 actual AT guns so this number is a little too low. Maybe there could be only one such unit at max. In comparison 10,000 5 cm Pak 38 and more than 20,000 7.5 cm Pak 40 were produced by Germany, if I am right.