Penetration is unreliable and not a real argument.
achpawel lives stronk in you
You can't expect a p4 to bounce ZIS guns unless you wanna take a massive gamble. T34/76 does the same thing for way less fuel cost. No one with a good understanding of the game has disagreed with me so far. All I've seen is forum warriors bringing up arguments that are compeltely detached from reality.
You actually can.
With a very specific chance depending on few variables.
Up to you if you take that chance or not, but you have a chance.
You do not have the same luxury with T34.
Why do you think players are doing dives and chases?
They have assessed their chances based on opponents unit composition, last known positioning and stats and either go for it or not.