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From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Subject: Re: Turretless tanks?
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 21:32:22 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

John Barager wrote:
> 
> So I want to know from the experts, how well does a turretless tank fare 
> on the battlefeild?
> 

Yes. The Hetzer and SU-100 are both effective vehicles when fought 
properly.  Basically, the lack of a turret forces you to face the enemy 
at all times, which is a very good thing.  And, as long as you have good 
turning capabilities, the lack of a turret doesn't hinder your shooting 
ability at close ranges.  Finally, a simple 10 or 20 degree pivot in 
both directions helps make long-range shooting more accurate, as shown 
in the SU-100.

Elevation, on the other hand, is a critical capability.  Without it, you 
will be severely restricting your shooting options.

        Frank P.