Armor is what prevents every single shot from penetrating your tank in battle. So, you want to maximize your armor’s effectiveness in any way possible. The thicker the armor, the better the protection. But, you can’t just snap your fingers and make your armor considerably thicker. Because, that would make your tank much, much heavier and slower. Modern tanks tend to give up armor -
It’s harder to throw a rock through a 1-
Well, you do that with angling.
Imagine you’re holding a mirror right out in front of yourself. Look at your reflection and imagine how far you’d have to penetrate (or drill) through the glass (imagine the glass is solid and doesn’t shatter from either a tiny bullet or a drill-
Now, angle the mirror so that it’s pointing at something to your immediate right.
Now, try and imagine how far you’d have to penetrate to go straight through the glass (fron your vantage-
It’s considerably farther, right? Perhaps 50% or more. Well, it’s 50% harder for a shell to penetrate your tank’s armor when it’s angled away by 45 degrees, just like the mirror. You’ve made your armor’s effectiveness CONSIDERABLY better -
But, we can do better than that. Keep the mirror pointed at the object on your right -
So, you want to take stock of where your enemy is shooting you from -
But, how much are we supposed to angle our armor?
Unfortunately, there’s a problem we need to address first, before we can come up with an optimal amount of angling…
Assuming our tank is longer than it is wide, that means that the more we angle towards our opponent -
Turns out, for maximum effectiveness, we want to angle our armour roughly 30 degrees towards our enemy.
That’s the left-
Now, we can’t usually change this. You can’t really change this -
But, if you have the choice between flat ground, and ground which lets your armor angle towards your enemy in the up-
In most occasions, you want to angle your tank roughly 30 degrees toward the direction you expect fire to be coming from -
If you make your armor appear to be as thick as possible to your enemy -