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VK 7201 K and it's silent armor nerf

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HoobVonGroob #1 Posted Feb 10 2020 - 11:47

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All you proud owners of mighty VK7201K, I have a grimm news for You!!!

In patch 1.0.1 VK 7201K recieved huuuge armor buff. It's ring under turret was thickened to awesome 300mm and made this tank side scrap monster. Recently i've found that it can be penetrated with standard rounds, and it's weakspot again. I've decided to make a ticket, and wanted information when the armor layout was changed to the one before 1.0.1.

Wargaming employees kindly answered that the armor layout was not changet, yet confirmed that right now it has 160mm. So it's same as Panzer VII. I'm trying to get further info but it's like hiting solid brick wall with table tennis ball. They confirm that armor has 160 mm but deny that it was changed post 1.0.1

 

Maybe it's time to rise and fight for our beloved german monster!!! 

#makeVKgreateagain :-)

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/5224058#ensk-hoobvongroob-vk_72_01_k

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Wanderjar #2 Posted Feb 10 2020 - 12:09

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it hasnt been changed
https://tanks.gg/tank/vk-7201-k/model?vm=live&cs=udes-1516
you're still good. just looks like you were over angled actually
 

Edited by Wanderjar, Feb 10 2020 - 12:11.


HoobVonGroob #3 Posted Feb 10 2020 - 12:51

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Have you seen the replay? Armor should have 300mm so angeled or not it should bounce standard shells that have around 250-270mm pen. It havent bounced a single one. When i posted Wargaming employee armor alyout from tanksGG i got answear:

"We are wanted to inform you, that don't comment on the information on armor of vehicles received from unofficial websites. In addition, we don't share the exact model of the armor of vehicles from the game."

And in the same ticket i got a screenshot from my replay with info:

Concerning the second replay, the armor of the 'VK 72.01 (K)' vehicle at the point of hit (see the screenshot attached to the answer) is 160 mm thick, but it is inclined, so the value of the effective armor was about 270 mm. and it was penetrated by the enemy shell. 

 

 

 

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_Katyusha___ #4 Posted Feb 10 2020 - 14:16

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fake grey tank? it deserves nerfs.

Edited by _Katyusha___, Feb 10 2020 - 14:16.


Cowcat137 #5 Posted Feb 10 2020 - 14:56

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It's not Russian, it has to have some weaknesses.

jst2gr8 #6 Posted Feb 10 2020 - 22:52

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Sorry to be the one to burst your bubble but the place where the tank penned you is a commonly know spot to hit. Same as the Pz. Vll. It is the easiest place to pen the VK 72.01. Specially by the tier 10 Udes 15/16. The shell velocity plus pen using APCR will pen most tanks. 

Edited by jst2gr8, Feb 14 2020 - 16:08.


oldewolfe #7 Posted Feb 12 2020 - 11:31

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That's always been the First Place I aim on that and the Pz VII....      Last I checked, it's a Known Soft Spot and all those kind of Tanks....

HoobVonGroob #8 Posted Feb 13 2020 - 23:11

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Well, I seriously think that you may have some problems with understanding what you read. That was a weak spot. And was removed in game update 1.0.1. We can read in update info:

"Improved turret and hull side armor.
Changed penetration of the Gr 39 H3A G shell for the 15 cm Kw.K. L/38 from 334 mm to 350 mm."

Other WoT related sites show that whole ring was thickened to 300mm. Gun still has incredible 350 of HEAT penetration. And as a heavy user of this tank i can tell you that there was a time that it was inpenetrable fortress during side scrap (it was easyier to penn it's turret than this ring). Right now it has been nerfed to 200 -160mm and noone told a word about it. In any update notes, any developer diaries, nada.

 

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Edited by HoobVonGroob, Feb 13 2020 - 23:12.





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