I'm making a scene where a Panzer I (rather small tank) is hit and the commander hanging dead from the turret. I'm following a wartime picture but I do not want to go through the work of extensive damage.
So my question:
Can a single round penetrate the side of the tank and kill both occupants without blowing up? I imaging that a round can penetrate the side, knock dead one crew member and injure the commander and whilst the injured commander escapes from the hatch he is machine gunned down.
I suppose a round can penetrate and leave a perfectly round perforation in the hull without exploding. The Panzer I was a dual machine gun tank and thus not having highly explosive rounds inside that could detonate.
Would like to hear your opinions.