Lorraine 155 mle. 50
Lorraine 155 mle. 50
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[Client Values; Actual values in
|340340 HP Hit Points|
|29.65/3029.98/32 t Weight Limit|
- Radio Operator
|650700 hp Engine Power|
|60/14 km/h Speed Limit|
|2730 deg/s Traverse|
|21.9223.35 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|40/30/20 mm Hull Armor|
|700//700/700/ HP Damage|
|39//40/40/ mm Penetration|
|r/m 2.19 r/m 2.01 Rate of Fire|
▼1407 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 0.88 m
With 50% Crew: 0.855 m
|s 5.2 s 5 Aim time|
|1414 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|24° Gun Arc|
|-0°/+45°-0°/+45° Elevation Arc|
|2828 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|2020 % Chance of Fire|
|m 270 m 270 View Range|
|m 400 m 750 Signal Range|
Developed in France after the war on the basis of the experimental Lorraine 40 t. The vehicle passed trials in 1950, but never entered mass production or saw service.
The Lorraine 155 mle. 50 leads to the Lorraine 155 mle. 51.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|VI||Canon de 155 mm de 33 calibres||39||700||2.19||0.71||5.2||2675||65000|
|VII||Obusier de 155 mm mle. 1950||40/40||700/700||2.01||0.69||5||2675||96000|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|VII||Maybach HL 210 TRM P30||650||20||850||35500|
|VIII||Maybach HL 230 TRM P30||700||20||1200||54000|
|VI||Lorraine 155 mle. 50||30||27||0||14000||14600|
|VII||Lorraine 155 mle. 50 bis||32||30||0||14000||21000|
Pros and Cons
- Gun range: 1350 m for both available guns.
- Good acceleration.
- Nice top speed maintainable on flat road.
- Quick aim time.
- Split best signal range for the tier.
- Low accuracy an rate of fire for the guns' alpha and caliber
- No gun depression, arty-standard reticule bloom combined with high speed makes self-defense at short range impossible
- Instead of a second Loader (like its predecessor and successor) it needs a Radio Operator. This breaks the BIA perk. (if you
- Bit low shell trajectory makes obstacles interfering.
- Terrible firepower for its tier
This arty sacrifices (a lot of) firepower for mobility better than all but the fastest mediums. Since you use arty's firepower 90% of the time and 1% for mobility, this is considered one of the worst arty within its tier.
- The SCR 528F radio carries over from the AMX 13 F3 AM. Mount it immediately.
- Research the Lorraine 155 mle. 50 bis Suspension, followed by the Obusier de 155 mm mle. 1950 gun.
- Research the Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 engine last, as the performance gain is minimal.
Documented Tank and Crew Builds
Instead fo retraining the second loader from the AMX 13 F3 AM as your radio operator, it is best to keep him in barracks. You'll need him again for the Lorraine 155 54.
In 1950, Lorraine started the development of its own self-propelled gun. Lorraine’s engineers proposed two different concepts on the same chassis, although at certain point of the development even a wheeled chassis was considered as an alternative to the tracked one. Official names of the prototypes were “1a” (model 1950) and “2a” (model 1951). The main armament of both prototypes was 155 mm howitzer. First prototype, marked as “model 1950” had its howitzer mounted in the centrally placed casemate, while the “model 1951” had the structure pushed to the front of the veichle. Early versions had a Talbot made engine, but by the year 1951 a Maybach engine was installed.
Trials revealed a number of serious design flaws, so in 1954 a model with a fully rotatable turret was considered. As at the time Batignolles Chatillon was already involved in development of similar project, Lorraine’s ideas were rejected, and all further development was canceled.
Weight: 30.30 tons
Dimensions: L: 7,96 m, W: 3,30 m, H: 2,77 m
Ground clearance: 0.40 m
Armament: one 155 mm howitzer (28 rounds) and one 20 mm (250 rounds) gun for self defense
Engine: Engine Maybach HL 230 with 685 hpMaximum speed: 62 km/h
Sources and External Links
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