The Abrams m1a2 upgraded sep v1 variants had upgraded armor by coating the depleted uranium armor with graphite coating.
If they upgraded the turret….they certainly upgraded the hull as well(regardless if DU were used). There’s a reason the Abrams tanks do not add any additional(era) armor to the frontal hull and turret. Its armor values need to be fixed. Gaijin should provide us with another dev blog- just so we know they hear us.
I believe not upgrading the hull in game is keeping the Abrams from being accurately rendered closer to the real world Abrams…. I believe it’s lacking the realism warthunder strives for. I think the devs should reconsider and change the sep and sep v2 with increased hull armor values.
Also, I recommend to all USA players to continue pressing this issue. It’s feels as though gaijin is intentionally disrespecting USA player’s(win/loss ratio).
I believe gaijin is not purposely appearing biased - I hope. I believe they are wanting to be fair(asking us to disprove their armor values) to all other players in game.
Although, The laziness with the Abrams armor value miscalculations in the model provides reason to believe the Abrams are intentionally neglected. I hope this isn’t the case though. The Abrams need positive attention from the devs.
Lastly, with the M1a2 creation- they made the frontal hull and turret armor strong enough to prevent any tank shell(from that year) from penetrating it. They had to increase armor protection in the newer variants to protect it from modern tank shells of all types.
Can anyone provide counter evidence to the estimates included in the photo?