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Badak #1 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 07:20

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sorry.. Just a noob question ><

Echo_Sniper #2 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 07:22

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It's how far you can aim down your gun.

Inversely, gun elevation is how high you can aim it.

xxXWVWXxx #3 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 07:27

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https://encrypted-tb...cJk0_RT2B0m9zfAgun depression: how much you can aim down
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Badak #4 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 07:28

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umm.. so when my gun is move down it's called gun depression. and the opposite is gun elevation, when my gun move up?

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View PostBadak, on Jun 07 2012 - 07:28, said:

umm.. so when my gun is move down it's called gun depression. and the opposite is gun elevation, when my gun move up?
yes!

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Oh...in fact 'Gun Depression' really is the state of mind when one freaking can't damage any tank in the battle.

Badak #7 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 07:34

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owh.. i see.. i have noticed that amx 13/12t is kinda 'less freely' to move up/down it's gun.. so i could said that french amx 12/13 have bad gun depression?

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That is correct.

Genesis0071 #9 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 07:42

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Gun Depression is what you get when no matter what you do you cant pen the tanks on the other team and when you do they are just 0 damage crits. :Smile_smile:

Edited by Genesis0071, Jun 07 2012 - 07:43.


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View PostGenesis0071, on Jun 07 2012 - 07:42, said:

Gun Depression is what you get when no matter what you do you cant pen the tanks on the other team and when you do they are just 0 damage crits. :Smile_smile:
I bet that gun is really depressed.  :Smile_veryhappy:.

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limited gun depression on a tank is something an enemy can take advantage of. Several russian tanks have this problem too.
For example the russian tank is coming over the hill, but can only fire after exposing their underside.
alternatively A german tank with good gun depression  can shoot downwards, and remain hull down, protecting half their body. Bad gun depression means the tank has to expose more of itself to shoot.

This is because the turret roof stops the breech (loading part) from going up. Like a see-saw.

Some american turreted TD's are open topped so their depression is really good. (the breech of the gun when the muzzel is lowered is not limited by a turret roof)

kebab6597 #12 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 09:03

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Please nobody buy from the guy above its a scam he has been reported :)

I know most will be aware that its a scam but those that have been around the forums awhile will know that once or twice players do fall for it then come here claiming WG ripped them off :)

Edited by kebab6597, Jun 07 2012 - 09:04.


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View Postkebab6597, on Jun 07 2012 - 09:03, said:

Please nobody buy from the guy above its a scam he has been reported :)

I know most will be aware that its a scam but those that have been around the forums awhile will know that once or twice players do fall for it then come here claiming WG ripped them off :)

Yeah reported as well and -1 him as well because it makes me feel better :Smile_veryhappy:

Prototype003 #14 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 09:30

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It's how sad your gun is. If your gun is extremely depressed, you should consult a psychologist.

90thLightAfrika #15 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 16:26

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My gun depresses me:
'that one bounced',
'penetration' (yet no damage),
'that one went straight through'(causing no damage. How a round could transit a tank and not cause damage is beyond me)
'ricochet'

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View PostCoolgoose, on Jun 07 2012 - 07:34, said:

Oh...in fact 'Gun Depression' really is the state of mind when one freaking can't damage any tank in the battle.

Lol thats a fact "Gun Depression" is hitting and not Penning your enemy,, :Smile_sceptic:

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View Posthusband, on Jun 07 2012 - 08:47, said:

limited gun depression on a tank is something an enemy can take advantage of. Several russian tanks have this problem too.
For example the russian tank is coming over the hill, but can only fire after exposing their underside.
alternatively A german tank with good gun depression  can shoot downwards, and remain hull down, protecting half their body. Bad gun depression means the tank has to expose more of itself to shoot.

This is because the turret roof stops the breech (loading part) from going up. Like a see-saw.

Some american turreted TD's are open topped so their depression is really good. (the breech of the gun when the muzzel is lowered is not limited by a turret roof)

Waitwaitwait...  German tank??  Gun Depression??  GOOD gun depression?!?

I think you're confused - the Germans are the big grey ones with no depression.

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View PostCoolgoose, on Jun 07 2012 - 07:34, said:

Oh...in fact 'Gun Depression' really is the state of mind when one freaking can't damage any tank in the battle.

or more specifically when you;re on op of a hill and they can shoot you but you can;t shoot back because your bellies too big for you to be able to see your.. well you get the point.  A gun that can't point down can't attack from the top of a hill, or over a rise in the ground.

As an easily accessible example, The American tier 1 starter  tank has poor gun depression pointed forward but great gun depression pointed backward.  Which means frequently you want to drive the thing in reverse.

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View PostGearaDoga, on Jun 08 2012 - 07:17, said:

Waitwaitwait...  German tank??  Gun Depression??  GOOD gun depression?!?

I think you're confused - the Germans are the big grey ones with no depression.

Indeed, German's and Russians have poor gun depression. The American tanks have the best gun depression.

dienve #20 Posted Jun 08 2012 - 17:26

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I thought it was looking at your favorite $2,000 pistol longingly, after it was run over by your soon to be "hawt" ex. as she pealed out of your driveway in your tricked out Sierra, and the gun barrel now has a 45 degree bend in it mid length!

:Smile-hiding:

Edited by dienve, Jun 08 2012 - 17:26.