Blowout panels broken

the blowout panels are a bit broken have they been for everyone else? they set your tank on fire and kill you if you are unlucky

You have to turn your turret to the side to keep the ammo fire away from the engine deck.

Yes. Although irl it could probably damage and destroyed engine. But if the wall between engine and crew compartment didn’t get damage or penetrate . The fire shouldn’t damage anything beyond engine deck. But Gaijin doesn’t model that up.