The side armor, it’s tricky enough
We put the side armor of the T95 to a test at 30 (from the target point of view) and 45 degree. In general, the 3-zone side hull is not homogenous, for different weapons and angle different parts of it become vulnerable. In details:
- The forward side hull or FSH (roughly from the first antennas to the gun mantlet) is part of the frontal armor, and it is much more resistant, than the less. Anyone should avoid shooting at that area.
- At 45 degree the mid-side hull and the LSH also have the nasty habit of absorbing lower caliber hits.
- At 30 degree for 248 avg pen goes through only the closely vertical area below each cupola on the USH. 269 pen can go through the triangles on the mid-side hull at 30 deg, 248 can’t!
- At 45 degree, 248 avg pen goes through the side hull, including the triangles, except the FSH.
- At 45 degree 269 avg pen goes through the side armor, except the part, which belongs to the front armor arch (FSH), as well.
- At 45 degree 218 avg pen goes through the mid-side hull, and the USH, except its rear part with extra slope.
- For lower pen guns, against angled shots at 45 degree, the USH is the weakest.