tiago wrote:TAnsk on both sides were on this tiem frame nearly inpenetrable on the front by ANYTHING both sides had. Also in real life the difference on penetration on a projectile at max effective range to point blank range is in the order of 15-20% not the huge differences we see here.
In fact battle between MBTS is soemthing really boring if they are front facing each other. Effectively tanks would hodl each other on place whiel massive arti strieks woudl make most of the losses (and YES arti can shred tanks into pieces if they can aim at a standign battalion and pound with hundreds of tubes that ensure near hits by sheer volume).
The modern ATGM taht hit form above change a lot of things but they were not present on that timeframe.
I think that the KE rounds are definitely more dangerous to a MBT composite armor than HEAT warheads.
But this time a top attack ATGM already exists: the all mighty AGM-114 Hellfire