Ran an interesting test again, out off curiosity of course..
Wanted to see if there's anything the Russian T34 can handle (one on one)or at least par with, in the Axis panzer arsenal.
Set up a QB.. meeting engagement on a large map/mid day/village/open/gentle slopes, etc.
Gave both sides lots of room for maneuver and the opportunity for long range engagement.
Choose a Russian T34/M43(late) platoon of(3)for myself.. against the AI's StugG/IIIF also a (3)vehicle platoon.
Crews for both sides were veteran for fairness and also to ensure quick and immediate positive action from them, etc.
On about the sixth turn into the game, as my armor crested a small slope, a lone StugG/IIIF opened fire on them, from a range off well over 2000m
My tanks were under a hunt order at this point so they kept on advancing.
To my surprise though, they immediately opened fire on the lone Stug also.
The Stug scored a hit on the lead T34, on about it's third or fourth shot.
The shell ricochet and caused internal armor flaking to my T34.
Two shots after, the T34 was hit and destroyed.
I the next minute, I continued to close range (hunt order) with the two remaining tanks still firing.
Both of the T34's got hit and knocked out.
During the two minutes, all of my tanks failed to score a hit on the Stug!
Interesting that the StugG/IIIF had only a 75mm L/43 gun.
My understanding is the 43 calibers don't make a high velocity gun..
Even more interesting is the fact that at the end of the two minute fire fight, the range was still a whooping 2043 meters!
Is this for real?