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Hatemaul #1 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 12:06

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I have been reading a lot on the forums trying to learn what I can, however, I keep coming across this word Derp. "Its a derp", "just use the Derp", "Cant wait to get my Derp!"

LOL, can someone please let me know what a Derp is, I know its a gun, but why is it called a derp?

Now, I am crossing my fingers that it isnt something so obvious I hve to /face palm.


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andypandy1996 #2 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 12:19

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Derp is just a way of saying big guns with slow shells. The M4 Sherman and the PZIV both have derp guns. 105mm guns that fire either AP, HEAT, or HE. Both shells travel very slow and when you are hit by them, usually in the same tier, you are either killed in one hit or badly damaged. Hence the term "You just got derped!"

The KV-2 has a 152mm derp that is an amazing gun. But all derp guns are is really large guns with a really slow muzzle velocity.

SC_Nicolai_Malthus #3 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 12:19

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The "Derp" gun is a howitzer.
Its a slow loading, low velocity, high damage weapon that usually 1-shots other tanks but is very inaccurate.
Most of them use premium HEAT rounds, but also fire HE. The most common ones are the 105mm's on the Hetzer, M4 Sherman, and PZIV. The other well known howitzer is the 152mm on the KV-2.

Clash_12 #4 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 12:21

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Well the 105mm guns on the M4 Sherman and Pz 4 and sometimes the 122mm gun on the kv-1, there is the 152mm gun on the kv-2, 122mm gun on the kv-1s, the 183mm gun on the FV215B (183). Thats what I can think off my head

ket101 #5 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 13:25

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Well, Derp came out of "Herp Derp", when people were doing things that weren't quite sane or intelligent, often used on 4chan.  When we started playing the game, using HE was actually a rarity, even people who got the KV (and not KV-1 or KV-2) would use the 107 with AP in preference to the slow loading and inaccurate 152.  But then people found out about the HE round and just how effective it was in the 152.  People would laugh themselves silly at the results of the one-shot, leading them to comment that they were "derping".  And initially, the 152 was THE Derp Gun.  Then people started realising just how effective some other short barrelled guns could be with HE, such as the 105 on the M4, which was then labelled "Mini Derp" in deference to 152.  In time, all HE using guns were called Derp Guns.  And thus we have the situation where it is today.

Sheller3 #6 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 13:57

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http://forum.worldof...-newbies-guide/
Everything you need to know and then some.

Hatemaul #7 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 14:08

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Thanks all, being in the Armor field in the Army I know a bit about weapon systems, was just unfamiliar with the term Derp, I think I am going to call my equipment at work the Derp machine 120 smooth bore Derp gun   :teethhappy:

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Tzontemoc #8 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 14:08

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i love one shooting enemy kv-2 with my 152mm derp on mine lol using HE i don't use gold shots on derp

Spiley_Craw #9 Posted Apr 21 2013 - 15:03

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"Derp Gun - A gun that causes a lot of damage with one shot, usually having a very long reload time and low penetration. Usually associated with short, High-caliber guns that load HE. Arty's guns are not considered derps (e.g. the 'derp gun' on the USSR tank KV-2)."

http://wiki.worldoftanks.com/Glossary

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