Now, players can often see that the “Over-penetration” ribbon is displayed, when a British cruiser hits a French cruiser (FRCA). That is a surprise for
players, as British AP shells cannot over-penetrate even destroyer armor. You can recall that their fuse arming takes a very little time.
Why that happens?
The thing is that FRCAs have specific design characteristics: a part of torpedo protection is rather high above the waterline, the armor belt on the torpedo bulge (from Tier VI) and a long distance from this belt to the citadel (see the attached screenshot).
If a British armor piercing shell hits the torpedo protection above the waterline, its fuse arms and explodes between the bulge and the citadel. It cannot reach the main armor and cannot deal any damage to the ship.
Displaying the “Over-penetration” ribbon isn’t correct. Correct ribbon should be “Penetration”, but also without dealing damage. We are planning to fix this issue.