Atama wrote:To be fair, flak jackets were worn in WWII for exactly that purpose; to protect against shrapnel or projectiles that penetrate the hull. At least on bombers, not sure about tanks. Often you’re being protected against broken pieces of the hull itself.
But again this isn’t a simulator of modern or historical realistic action. It’s about silly and exciting stuff you’d see in an action-adventure film or TV show.
More Die Hard and Indiana Jones, less Saving Private Ryan and Blackhawk Down.
Totally agree with you on the flavour of Torg's action, it just seemed like an odd example to end a pro-simulationist post on.
In fairness I do recall stories of WW2 tankers scrabbling to get out of their tanks after their tank suffered a hit which breached the armour- being petrol powered, Sherman's were a bit famous for catching fire shortly after a penetrating hit. Equally though, I think a lot of tank crews were wiped out when their tank got breached. To be fair, I don't have any firm stats on survival rates from WW2 tank warfare to hand though.
With more modern, e.g. HEAT or DU, rounds I'd be surprised if many crews survive their tank being breached.
So, in TORG terms, I guess you might have a chance vs NE AT rounds but would be royally screwed vs CE, PP, Th or CP AT weapons. Except that this is heroic action, & SKs get to soak. *shrug*