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Akuzimo #21 Posted Jun 08 2012 - 20:10

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Also, sometimes Low Gun depression can be a good thing if you don't have good cover discipline.  It can keep you from creeping too far up a hill and taking a shot in the chin when you fire over it, which more often than not is fatal.

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Sgt_Pork #22 Posted Jun 08 2012 - 21:49

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Well I came to this thread too late, and the obvious jokes about state of mind and balistic counceling have all been posted.  I would only add that if you do have a tank with good gun depression you will want to use it to your advantage whenever possible by positioning yourself on the reverse slope of hills just below the ridge top so that your hull stays in defilade (behind the cover of the hill) to the red tanks.  Also, if you are up against a tank that has good gun depression, you might want to consider flanking that hill he's behind rather then charge at him straight on.

Brizone #23 Posted Jun 23 2012 - 04:54

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..so what gun dispersion mean?

FrodoFailed #24 Posted Jun 23 2012 - 08:12

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Gun depression is when you finally hit something, it doesn't explode into massive ball of flame like in the movies.. you know, like when the pickup truck runs into another vehicle at 10 mph and they both disappear in a cataclysmic nuclear mushroom cloud roiling ball of destruction... that's "gun depression."

Also, it could refer to how far downwards the gun will train, which is very useful for shooting over the edge of a hill and only exposing the top of the turret.

SourKraut13 #25 Posted Jun 25 2012 - 18:01

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Gun depression is when every time you shoot, your crew says:

  • Bounced off!
  • We just dinged 'em!
  • We didn't even scratch them!
  • We didn't penetrate their armour!
  • That one didn't go through!


d13nv3 #26 Posted Aug 25 2012 - 00:38

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View PostBrizone, on Jun 23 2012 - 04:54, said:

..so what gun dispersion mean?

uh your whole collection being strewn ou all over the living after your 2 year old used them to create an obstacle course for his/her favorite "powerwheel"

aaron2411 #27 Posted Nov 25 2012 - 19:16

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its how much u can aim down

http://ub.gosu-wot.c.../doommagnet.png

Coke_a_Cola #28 Posted Nov 25 2012 - 21:55

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My art work sucks, but in a nutshell, shows sorta what "Gun Depression" is..
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GearaDoga #29 Posted Nov 25 2012 - 22:50

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View PostBrizone, on Jun 23 2012 - 04:54, said:

..so what gun dispersion mean?

Dispersion in this context means how far from the center of your aiming sight the shells might land.  It's given in meters at 100 meters range.  

In practical terms, a gun with 0.5 accuracy (the dispersion you're asking about) will generally put its shots anywhere within .5 meters of the aiming point, in all directions, at 100m.  It would land shots within 1m at 200m, 1.5m at 300m, and so on.

Lobo_Feroz #30 Posted Nov 27 2012 - 17:41

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View PostGearaDoga, on Nov 25 2012 - 22:50, said:



Dispersion in this context means how far from the center of your aiming sight the shells might land.  It's given in meters at 100 meters range.  

In practical terms, a gun with 0.5 accuracy (the dispersion you're asking about) will generally put its shots anywhere within .5 meters of the aiming point, in all directions, at 100m.  It would land shots within 1m at 200m, 1.5m at 300m, and so on.

So a gun with 0.4 accuracy is more accurate than a 0.5? I had that backwards.

GearaDoga #31 Posted Nov 28 2012 - 07:36

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View PostLobo_Feroz, on Nov 27 2012 - 17:41, said:

So a gun with 0.4 accuracy is more accurate than a 0.5? I had that backwards.

Yup.  That number is literally a measure of how far off target your gun will shoot.  Smaller is definitely better.

Here, take a look:  http://wiki.worldoft..._and_Dispersion

Edited by GearaDoga, Nov 28 2012 - 07:36.





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