Source: Daigensui posts (US forums)
a lot of people ask themselves, is the Lorraine 40t depression really historical? Ingame -6 depression seems a bit low. After all, let’s look at the turret picture:
and here a historical picture:
Lots of space for the gun to depress to, no? I mean – usually it’s the breech that blocks the depression, but that’s not really an issue in the oscillating turret solution – if the gun was not supposed to go any lower, why the clear cut under it in the turret sleeve?
Well, it turns out, the depression is a bit higher. Here are the screenshots (posted by Daigensui on US forums) of the original 1952 French ministry of defense Lorraine description.
It’s actually pretty interesting overall (for example, originally the vehicle was supposed to have a crew of four, with the loader also in the turret and only semi-automatic loader mechanism available), but if you check page 2, it’s clearly written there:
Pointage on site: +15 -8
So, if I understand this correctly, the depression was to be -8, not -6. Let’s hope the game designers fix that, eventually.