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German tanks and cast armour

May 8 2012 at 2:44 AM
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Folks, I have been unable to find a satisfactory explanation as to why Germans did not use any major cast armour in their tanks? I.e. was it a "default policy" or what? I am aware of the potentially slightly better quality of rolled armour, but nevertheless, one gets a feeling that German policy did shoot itself in the foot...

 
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  1. Cast vs. Rolled plate - Ron Owen Hayes on May 8, 3:59 AM
    1. Interlocked - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on May 8, 11:27 AM
      1. Cast vs. Rolled plate 2 - Ron Owen Hayes on May 8, 1:09 PM
    2. It was "in some ways" superior... - Roy A. Schlicht on May 8, 11:29 AM
      1. In a word... - Ron Owen Hayes on May 8, 1:12 PM
        1. My "hostile tone" was no such thing... - Roy A. Schlicht on May 8, 5:35 PM
          1. Sherman vs. Panther yawn - Ron Owen Hayes on May 9, 5:03 AM
            1. Panther and Sherman both great tanks - David DaSilva on May 9, 7:19 AM
              1. Absolutely - Ron Owen Hayes on May 9, 12:26 PM
            2. Ron, you are sooooooo wrong... - Roy A. Schlicht on May 9, 10:34 AM
            3. Data not myths......... - Michael Kenny on May 9, 2:39 PM
              1. Rants not facts - Ron Owen Hayes on May 10, 12:49 PM
                1. Only here to get the facts across......... - MichaelKenny on May 10, 4:05 PM
              2. Combat losses? - Cameron Burge on May 11, 9:44 AM
                1. Re: Combat losses? - Michael Kenny on May 11, 3:31 PM
                  1. Anything more? Why yes. Seems like only 50% to me. - Cameron Burge on May 12, 3:31 AM
                    1. Arguably nearly all losses were caused by enemy action - Chris Meddings on May 12, 3:51 AM
                    2. Funny you should mention 50%............................ - Michael Kenny on May 12, 8:30 AM
                      1. How is is 'skewed' analysis? - Cameron Burge on May 13, 2:07 AM
                        1. Showing how it is 'skewed' analysis.............. - Michael Kenny on May 13, 11:56 AM
                          1. Again, were they TOTAL LOSSES? - Cameron Burge on May 15, 7:57 AM
                            1. Re: Again, were they TOTAL LOSSES? - Michael Kenny on May 15, 2:39 PM
                              1. Sooooooooooooooooo. - Cameron Burge on May 16, 5:34 AM
                                1. Take 3 deep breaths.......... - Michael Kenny on May 16, 10:24 AM
                          2. Stop it, you're killing me, Kenny. - Cameron Burge on May 15, 8:29 AM
                            1. your umbrage meter is off the scale........ - Michael Kenny on May 15, 3:06 PM
                              1. Yes that's the one. The sober German account vs the Boys Own British fantasy story. - Cameron Burge on May 16, 5:33 AM
                                1. Re: Yes that's the one. The sober German account vs the Boys Own British fantasy story. - Chris Meddings on May 16, 7:12 AM
                                2. Excuse making v the facts - Michael Kenny on May 16, 10:13 AM
                                  1. The Gorman story is bollocks,. Rammed. King Tiger, Cagny, Goodwood. 18th July - Michael Kenny on May 16, 12:27 PM
                    3. Straws being clutched.......... - Michael Kenny on May 12, 8:50 AM
                      1. Cameron is right - Ron Owen Hayes on May 12, 12:33 PM
                        1. Cameron is not right - Michael Kenny on May 12, 2:34 PM
                        2. 10:1 ratio is a myth. - Michael Kenny on May 12, 2:41 PM
                        3. Old myths die hard...... - Michael Kenny on May 12, 3:28 PM
                          1. Statistics - Ron Owen Hayes on May 13, 1:31 PM
                            1. Re: Statistics - Michael Kenny on May 13, 3:57 PM
                              1. PS - Ron Owen Hayes on May 17, 12:35 PM
                                1. Yes the 1944 techicians were really stupid............ - Michael Kenny on May 17, 1:45 PM
                            2. Misconception - Chris Meddings on May 14, 2:32 AM
                              1. But Chris.............. - Cameron Burge on May 15, 8:12 AM
                                1. The figures need analysis - Chris Meddings on May 15, 9:58 AM
                                  1. Who said that? - Cameron Burge on May 16, 6:00 AM
                                    1. Re: Who said that? - Chris Meddings on May 16, 7:04 AM
                                      1. Differing tactical situations - David DaSilva on May 17, 9:36 AM
                                        1. Re: Differing tactical situations - Chris Meddings on May 17, 10:16 AM
                                          1. Chris Interesting points - David DaSilva on May 17, 10:55 AM
                                            1. Controversy - Chris Meddings on May 17, 11:26 AM
                                              1. Not just a Tiger attack.................... - Michael Kenny on May 17, 1:17 PM
                                                1. Re: Not just a Tiger attack.................... - Chris Meddings on May 17, 9:44 PM
    3. Addendum - Jukka Juutinen on May 8, 12:16 PM
      1. Re: Addendum - Ron Owen Hayes on May 8, 12:59 PM
        1. I am by no means... - Cpt. C. Sosebee, USA (Ret) on May 9, 1:08 AM
          1. Locomotives - Jukka Juutinen on May 9, 3:47 AM
            1. The German locomotive - Cpt. C. Sosebee, USA (Ret) on May 9, 9:58 AM
          2. Listen to this man... - Ron Owen Hayes on May 9, 4:48 AM
        2. More may be better... - Jukka Juutinen on May 9, 4:08 AM
          1. As Joe Stalin once said - David DaSilva on May 9, 12:41 PM
    4. Interlocking and casting - Kurt Laughlin on May 11, 9:53 AM
     
  2. Jagdtiger - Robert Lockie on May 8, 4:06 AM
    1. Jagdtiger - Jukka Juutinen on May 8, 12:19 PM
    2. Re: Jagdtiger - Greg Sutton on May 9, 5:19 PM
     
  3. alloys used? - Bas Slaats on May 10, 2:57 PM
    1. Alloys - Kurt Laughlin on May 11, 9:59 AM
     
  4. Cast versus rolled plate - Chris Meddings on May 11, 3:28 AM
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  6. Poorly designed..... - Anonymous on May 14, 1:00 PM
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