The VK 3001 (P) is a tier 6 German medium tank which unlike other tanks has it’s weakest frontal armor located just under the turret and not on the lower frontal plate. It can prove to be a difficult tank to take down when facing one in a lower tier tank without prior knowledge of the armor scheme and the numerous weak spots.
The index at the bottom of each picture describes a few abbreviations used and also the format in which the armor details are described in. Effective Armor (EA) refers to the overall effectiveness of the armor without normalization.
The armor values are presented in three different scenarios for the angled view of the tank.15° frontal(75° side), 25° frontal(65° side), 35° frontal(55° side), and 45° frontal(45° side).
Frontally the VK 3001 (P) is a tough nut to crack if your gun has lower penetration and even for higher penetrating guns the turret can be frustrating to deal with.
The VK 3001 (P) while angling gains much more armor while making many of it’s weak spots harder to damage. It does open up the A6 weak spot on the “corner” as it angles.
Once the sides loose their angles they become very weak along with the side of the turret. There do remain a few stronger areas from this view however.