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We have all been in the situation in Steel Beasts where a SABOT round is fired into the side armor of an enemy vehicle, an explosion happens, the turret flies off in dramatic fashion, and it is obvious that the tank has been destroyed. However, what about situations where a round impacts a vehicle, the vehicle is considered destroyed, yet there is no dramatic smoking or explosions to make that suggestion. A situation like presented at the bottom of this post. I thus have two questions: 1. What factors are used in determining if a vehicle is destroyed? Is it a complete loss of operability? The death of the entire crew? Or (most likely) a mix of the two? 2. What would be the effects on the M1A1 pictured below, in regards to the systems, and the crew? Looking at an interior cutaway of the M1A1, I can guess that in the above photo, in regards to the crew the driver would certainly be dead, the Gunner, Loader, and Commander would suffer amputations at best. For components, the Powertrain Compartment would certainly suffer heavy damage, in addition to a large number of the turret's systems being rendered INOP. In short, the tank and its crew are no longer a factor for the enemy on the Battlefield.