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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Mauser anti tank rifle
paulo
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 01:43 PM UTC
Hoping for some help/advice please. I'm modelling a knocked out Renault FT-17 Tank - dispatched by a German Mauser anti tank rifle. my question ... where abouts on a tank is the most likely/obvious place to disable it using an anti tank rifle?
ericadeane
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 05:24 PM UTC
Most areas of the FT-17 would have been vulnerable to an AT Rifle. Injure/kill the driver, penetrate the engine compartment, disable the differential --- all are good candidates
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 07:12 PM UTC
If you can translate it, here's an excerpt from an August 1918 German memo listing the weak points of the FT light tank against the 13mm antitank gun (Tank-abwehr-Gewehr) :



H.P.
DerGeist
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 07:22 PM UTC
The 2nd column is what to look at.

Front-Penetrating hits anywhere on the armor, especially the turret and driver compartment.

Side- The whole side profile, especially the engine, fan, gas tank and turret.

Rear- The whole side profile, especially the engine, fan, gas tank and turret.


So, it was vulnerable pretty much everywhere. Given the thin armor you wouldn't need a disabling hit, just kill the crew.
Removed by original poster on 08/20/16 - 14:24:33 (GMT).
paulo
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 08:04 PM UTC
many thanks