jacobmccann11, on Mar 08 2017 - 15:44, said:
personally its too british and russian to be japanese. should keep the front hull simple, and either keep the turret rounded or boxy with slopes. that turret looks like someone mated the back of a centurion 7/1 and the front of a T-90.
It's not Japanese... I renamed it to "Kataphra III", meaning "cataphract", or at least, that's what I got from google translate... It doesn't show up anymore though... Maybe it's Kataphrakt? And Kataphra is plural?
Yea, I've already started revising the frontal hull.
That's basically the concept behind the original turret... The next one also follows approximately the same concept, though it takes a more "Russian" approach to it's turret. As the upper section is laid back 78*'s from the vertical, with a raw thickness of 56mm, and an effective of over 280mm against KE. At an angle able to shatter any WW2 era tank round, save for HEAT, but that can't pen it at all. Some modern HEAT rounds can, but with some difficulty, especially at a non optimal angle.
The turret, including it's spaced armor schemes in model #2, reaches up to ~350mm effective armor, or 240mm + 40mm for raw thickness values.
"The Kataphra III’s turret was designed to protect against some of the largest guns even employed by an opposing army at the time. And thus, when taking into account the inability of the turret to retain its function upon impact, it was decided that existing armor protection was insufficient. Not only did it have to deflect as much kinetic energy as possible; in the zones where the needed shape was of a non optimal angle, major sections of spaced armor were added on top of incredible thickness. Such an armor protection, would prove to be highly effective against all kinds of kinetic penetrators-”
In other words, it’s armor protection on the turret has more than just a “few” bad impact angles to strike on, and when the armor will not lend itself to an optimal angle, is incredibly thick. Additionally, it's been built in such a manner, that the turret only has five primary sections. Four of which are the frontal arc. The rear one is welded together however.
It's 107mm L/56 gun is capable of imparting greater amounts of kinetic energy than the L7 Royal Ordinance, but suffers by comparison in characteristics such as being repaired, it's weight, size, rate of fire, and basic accuracy.
Able to pierce about 240mm of RHA at a distance of 100 meters (APCBC), with a muzzle velocity of around 920 m/s with a 22 kg projectile, it's a little overpowered for it's size.
Though if we compare with the 128mm, and employ the DeMarre calculation, it should put a hole through around ~265mm...