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THe universal carrier

Discussion in 'The Tanks of World War 2' started by Bradders, May 20, 2018.

  1. Bradders

    Bradders New Member

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    Hey guys, im new here and its almost exclusivly due to a game called "company of heroes 2".

    mostly due to its claim to be historically accurate and im positive its full of toffee.

    anyway Was the universal carrier, specifically the British Mrk 2, vunerable to small arms fire. I can accept its crew was not 100% safe, of course, but the latest patch to the game has made the UC able to be damaged by Kar98's and mp44's from long range, anyone got any resources or accounts of this being normal?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    What's the penetration for each weapon against 10mm armor.
     
  3. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    IIRC, at 100 yards against armor at 90 degrees: about 1/4" for 7.92x57mm Ball, and about 1/2" for 7.92x57mm AP.
     
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    Okay then.

    Armor From 7 to 10 mm (0.28-0.39 in) (Tank Encyclopedia)
    From that we can that 100 yards 7.92x57mm Ball won't penetrate and 7.92x57mm AP would penetrate if the shot were perpindicular.

    Performace degrades with distance, meaning longer range shots would be less likely to enter the crew space.
     
  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WWII Veteran Patron  

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    We spent quite a bit of time on this subject on ww2talk:
    Scout carrier, help needed for restoration.

    I wa always aware of our exposure to small arms fire when I was one of the crew om a Stuart "Honey" tank, this was even more so on a universal carrier but was compensated by the extra speed.

    Ron
     

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