Boogie Van wrote:If this was replicating real life, we'd have Bradleys sniping out T-XX's at three kilometers, NATO's heavy tanks engaging at four kilometers out, tanks taking vast amounts of fire without being scratched, and nearly all of the modern tanks would have huge amounts of trouble even denting each other's armor, but it's not.
Tank engagements at 4 kilometers would be a very very seldom event due to the fact that most (~85%) of the LOS-distances in germany lay under 1500 meters. You apparently also ignore that even with modern ammunition and FCS shooting at 4000m will become very very uneffective due to shoot dispersion.
Also consider that the russian gun launched atgms of the T-XXs in RL have a maximum range of up to 5km. With the Ammo&FCS of the 80s shooting at 4000 would be waste of ammo, at least with ke-penetrators since at 4km they already lost a good ammount of penetrating power.
No heavy tank will withstand hits from other heavy tanks easily since every tank has some weak spots even on the frontal arc. For example the lower hull of the leopard 2 a4 can be easily pierced even by older ammo. Same goes for the TIS-region which offers significant less protection than the rest of the turret front. Even the mighty challenger 2 still has a glas jaw.