djuice1701, on Apr 22 2012 - 15:20, said:
Well the German's still have the E75... still can bounce things pretty well from the front, only weakness been the lower plate, plus it's gun can punch through the IS-8 like swiss cheese, and the ST-1 front hull since it nearly exactly like the IS-4..
If by swiss cheese you mean having 1/2 the rounds bounce.. then sure.
Otherwise they are using gold shells. 246 avg pen
on 12.8cm doesn't punch through much, especially not vs 140mm @ 61 degrees slope (ST-1) or IS-8 (~230mm effective or more).
The reasons why the E75 is still good: Decent mobility, decent armor (both front/sides), very strong turret
with a tiny weak cupola, and NO frontal engine fires to hits on the lower glacis.
If they took the E75, gave it 2800 HP, it would be better than a Maus. Or if they gave it 2400HP and the 15cm gun, it would be better than an E-100 by far. E-75 is like the pinnacle of German HTs, after it, the tanks have completely all the wrong things which make them inferior: Crap mobility, crap armor (Giant weakspots including the entire turret) and frontal engine fires.