It's not jus the weight ... imagine yourself wearing that rigid metal armor on your chest and all your other equipement ... your movements will be for sure very limited for sure .Also s someone noticed it's just the weight of one part of the armor , not the full armor .
Actually engineers are slow guys due to the weight system and his equipement , imagine with pieces of plate armor ...
No doubt and I have to agree about limited on movements, but it's wont immobilize you and "forget about run" sound kinda ultimate in my view.It's not jus the weight ... imagine yourself wearing that rigid metal armor on your chest and all your other equipement ... your movements will be for sure very limited for sure
That's the weight of each piece of plate mate, not the whole thing.
There's a reason the thing was deemed impractical and no other nation issued this kind of stuff. The Germana saw how useless these things were in WW1, and theirs were even thicker.
I never saw mention in any source, what it's only a weight of each piece. Where do you get it?
I saw SN-42 last Saturday in museum and it's doesn't looks heavier then that, to me.
Offtopic: how does Germans during WW1 use their armor? I'm pretty sure, soldier just sitting in the trenches firing each other with old-school-long-barrel-rifles and MGs. Not surprise that they proved useless.
And speaking of armor piercing.
Again, as I saw in many many sources, lead core 9mm couldn't pierce SN from 10 to 25 m, not 100.
Steel core 9mm Р.08 m.E may penetrate it from that distance, yes.
Ok, maybe "pierce/not pierce" sound kinda childish, let's use "were effective".
Make it do what it would in reality and put it in the game as a Russian Engineer Hero unlock and I won't mind.
"steel armor of 2mm will only be dented"
Those "internetz" are based on something you know. Germans did use armor in WW1, it weighted 12-18kg, Harder? Maybe. Heavier? Definetly. They had no such armor in Stalingrad btw. Steel core was considered AP ammo, owright.Sorry to disappoint but:
1) There's a big difference between steel test plates and the steel used on the SN42. German steel testing plates were much more durable than the SN42 steel breast plates and harder by atleast a 100 BHN difference.
2) Steel core 08 m.E. rounds will penetrate 2mm of high quality steel at 100 m, which would probably equate to 3mm of the steel used on SN42.
Source: 'WWII Ballistics: Armor and Gunnery' by Lorrin R. Bird & Robert D. Livingston, not "the internetz".
My mistake then, mistook it with Stavka/Stalin, the final decision was his and he wasnt a man who'd put something into mass production if it didnt give major advantage. (Actually, this is might be the reason why soviets had so little prototypes. Soviet engineers were to busy impoving design or simplifing it to increase production to try to develop something completely new, unless required. Every weapon developed used a lot of parts from old weapons so it wouldnt slow down production.)The NKVD had nothing to do with arms production or the approval of new designs, that was handled internally by the Red Army, but the decision often came straight from Stalin, especially when multiple factions couldn't agree on whether or not to develop something.