For the Record: Panzer IV Gun Depression
Hello everyone, just a quick update (thanks to some very decent people from WG RU for confirming this). The patchnotes for 9.0 – at least the Russian ones – are fucked up. What it says there: Угол склонения орудия 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 уменьшен с 7 до 5°. Угол склонения орудия 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/43 уменьшен с 8 до 7°. Угол склонения орудия 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 уменьшен с 8 до 6°. Translated: Angle of depression of the gun 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 reduced from 7 to 5 degrees Angle of depression of the gun 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/43 reduced from 8 to 7 degrees Angle of depression of the gun 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 reduced from 8 to 6 degrees This “common” depression applies only when the gun is aiming at the sides. It was reduced for the gun not to interfere with the Schurzen. The L/48 gun depression aiming forward is actually 10 degrees (in a 60 degree angle, eg. 30 degrees from the axis of the vehicle on each side), with 9 degrees when facing backwards. For the L/43 it’s 10 degrees depression both facing forwards and backwards. For the 105mm howitzer, it’s 10 degrees forward and 8 backward.