Jefftiffy, on Dec 12 2012 - 20:04, said:
Lol no Stug can't even scratch most T7s. has 150mm of pen on its top gun.
Really, where are you shooting them then? IS (and KV-3) has 120mm front armour, Tiger IE has 100mm, T29 102mm, AMX M4 is 90mm (bit of a slope as well). The only tanks which a Stug should have issues with frontal is the Churchill Mk VII and the Tiger(P) shoot them in the turret or hull front weakspots. The Stug has the second highest pen of all the tier 5 TD's (behind my S-35CA) but it has better front armour than the bath tub, is faster, lower profile and turns more quickly. The S-35 only has it's guns, thats it top speed of about 30kph if you're lucky, going downhill with a tailwind. A massive 56mm of front armour, combined with it being open topped. I can get my bathtub to bounce if I am lucky and the guy shooting at me just throws a round at the front of me.
It's not OP by any means, it suits the actual TD patient style of play since it lacks the armour, mobility and turret to be more aggressive. As for the 105mm gun it's dpm is lower than the potential from the 17lber which I why I stopped using the 105mm although I do miss the alpha........