We’ve had a number of Buff My Tank articles here on FTR, but what about a nerfing one? During my research, I have come upon an interesting statement that, as a completely impartial guardian of history, I could not possibly keep from you. In Comrade Halepskiy’s bitching and moaning about shuffling around various 37 mm guns, 45 mm guns, and machine guns (it’s not quite as easy as right clicking on a module in your garage), he writes down an interesting phrase:
“…the [37 mm] Hotchkiss gun has poor ballistic qualities, and penetrates less armour than a machine gun with armour piercing bullets.”
The machine gun in question is the DT (Degtyaryev, tank version), a 7.62 mm machine gun. The cartridge used is similar to a Mosin, which can penetrate 15 mm of armour at 150 meters. That’s not so great by in-game standards. That means the WoT version of the gun should be completely useless, right?
Hm, guess not. Maybe then in-game machine guns will get a similar buff?