This time we would like to make a complement for our T110E5 report. I had been asked several times, if players should angle their T110? At first, I could not give a straight answer, because I did not know. The american Tier10 heavy tank has a complex hull shape, but the main problem is the thin side armor, which can be vulnerable to high-angle shots from the front. So we finally went after that…
It’s possible, but only with serious limits and buts
Our goal was to find an immunity angle, where the side hull armor is still safe at high angled frontal shots, and I think we found one. It’s a modest value and a clear reminder, all T110 drivers should be aware of. Our main concern has to be the sides…They are 76mm thick and flat, just like by the old T29/34 series. (That one turned out to be not entirely true, correction in the comments)
All right, we have a “safe zone” for our little steel wall collector. But do we gain any extra protection for our front armor? I can say a clear YES for that!
After our previous tests, we had several armor zones on the upper front plate (UFP), 3 of them have changed its five/seven shot immunity value, upwards. The increased protection level is on the following picture.
The bad news is, the safe-angling for T110E5 does not help the lower front plate, or just at an insignificant level. In the future, we will continue our research for 30 and 45 degree angling, but be aware, that such hull positioning will always expose your thin sides.