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- Posted: Tue, 01 May 2012 11:33:46 +0000
Rounds get weaker with increasing distance. The Tiger could obliterate a Sherman from a distance where the (original) Sherman couldn't even penetrate the Tigers rear armor. On an open field, where this advantage could be used, any attack on a Tiger from a Sherman was suicide. However, if you are talking about an area where there is cover the whole side armor weakness becomes much less of a problem if the commanding officers isn't a complete idiot.
Side note: there's a reason sloped armor exists and is useful: It increases the thickness without actually using more material. Also, if the angle is too narrow the round will bounce off the target instead of penetrating it. I do not think a Sherman that fires at a Tigers side armor at 15° will have any chance of doing damage.