I was in a match with the XM-1 GM peeking over a hill. I had just killed another vehicle and was hit with something. The top of my tank caught fire. I tried the fire suppression system and was told something to the effect of “this type of fire cannot be extinguished.” Eventually, my engine caught fire, I used the FPE, which extinguished that fire, but the one on top of the turret still burned. A few second later, my engine again caught fire, I used the FPE, and the turret fire continued. About 10 seconds later, the turret fire extinguished itself.
What happened? Is this some kind of incendiary ammo I was hit with? It didn’t seem to do much but catch my engine on fire, and didn’t harm my crew or damage anything else.
Thanks. They hit it from a very odd angle. Would the ammo not have cooked off after so long? I had mostly APFSDS, with 5 HEAT, and 5 HESH rounds, but never had an explosion. That’s the first time that’s every happened to me in a tank.