Canon d'assaut Lorraine de 100mm

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General info

The CA Lorraine in the garage.

The Canon d'assaut Lorraine de 100 mm (100 mm Lorraine assault gun) or abbreviated CA Lorraine 100 is a Rank IV French tank destroyer with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance". It presents a very classic TD design: Casemate gun platform and powerful armament. While lacking a bit in terms of armour, it surely compensates with superior mobility.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

This tank sits with confidence at BR 6.0 as a regular tank destroyer. There is nothing very special to it but it performs good in most situations. Use your good mobility to take a competitive spot and reposition every now and then : once you get spotted, it is already too late. Hopefully, this tank's awesome mobility and neutral steering will make your day easier.

Vehicle characteristics

The CA Lorraine is an intermediate between a SU-85 and a lowered Jagdpanther. It is distinguishable for having rubber road wheels instead of metal ones, two huge fans atop the engine deck (much like the German Jagdpanther), a very pointy gun mantlet pointing outwards from the casemate and quite a large, rounded commander's cupola. In some ways, it is quite similar to the fearsome AMX 50 Foch, this can scare away some cowardly foe.

Armour:

Its sloped, medium thickness frontal armour will not protect you from anything bigger than SPAA shots (some may even get through in close quarters) but it is certainly sufficient for what it is designed to do: protecting from stray bullets in long range engagements. Side and top armour are also quite weak so don't expect to survive any kind of surprise coming from side or top. Still, this tank has 5 crew members, which can often save it from a (too) quick death.

Mobility:

You thought the Lorraine 40t was a sprinter? This is even better. Being ~33% lighter, it only loses ~20% of its HP. What does all these numbers means? The CA Lorraine is fast. Not only in forward motion is it fast, it can retreat at a decent, constant, -16 km/h and it has ability to neutral steer, these enable fast reaction to quickly changing battlefield odds such as flanking maneuvers or enemy breakthrough. An experimented player can take clear advantage over its foes by achieving good placement and this tank is the perfect tool for this task.

Firepower:

This gun platform uses the usual French rank IV 100 mm SA47 L/58 cannon with a twist: it has no autoloader mechanism, hence making reload time twice as long. Keep that in mind as your foes get closer and closer to you: these precious 15 seconds of reload time are the perfect time to intent a frontal attack, even more so since you don't even have automatic firepower of any form.

Tactics

Use this tank as a classic tank destroyer while enjoying its great mobility. Any good move with a casemate TD is a good move with this tank.

Specific enemies worth noting

This gun's worse case scenario is to face a target it has a hard time to go through. This gets even worse with that rather slow reload rate. Use caution when facing these foes, avoid frontal contact and/or sniper battles once they have you, hit that "reverse" button.

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Italy
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Counter-tactics

Flanking maneuvers are quite hard to achieve on this tank since it can neutral steer quite fast: be sure to have the first move on it and you should get away alive. Light tanks and open-topped vehicles are safe near this tank: it has no automatic firepower : it only has some HE shells, which most players despise to the point of not bringing any to the battle: critical mistake.

Do not mistake it for the fearsome French AMX 50 Foch. The CA Lorraine has only one "small" rounded cupola mounted to the left-hand side while it's "evolution" has two of these: a large block-like one mounting the rangefinder device and a smaller one with an automatic 15 mm HMG.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good firepower.
  • Very good maneuverability.
  • Fast.
  • Very good reverse speed.
  • Low profile.
  • Wide tracks.
  • Neutral steering.
  • Uses the same gun as AMX-50-100 and Lorraine 40t.
  • Strong gun mantlet may bounce shots.
  • Awesome power ratio: 38+ HP/ton.

Cons:

  • Thin armour (50 mm) sloped at 55°.
  • Very thin side and top armour: not a frontline tank.
  • Weak LFP at 35mm (60°).
  • Reload rate is not impressive.
  • Poor gun depression (-6).
  • Lacks -HE filler in AP shots.
  • No coaxial MG.
  • Low gun placement.
  • Only two shell types.
  • Somewhat weak optic zoom.
  • Large hull.
  • Large ammo racks on both sides of the hull.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 100 mm SA47 L/58 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 16°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 3.6°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 15.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 100 mm SA47 L/58 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 16°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 3.6°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 15.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 100 mm SA47 L/58 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 16°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 3.6°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 15.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)


Ammunition

Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
100 mm Obus de rupture 229 226 216 201 189 179 APCBC 1060 15 N/A N/A N/A ° 42° 27° 19°
100 mm Obus explosif 18 18 18 18 18 18 HE 1000 15 0.1 0.5 1.4 +0° 11° 10°

Ammo racks

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Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
40 31 (+9) 21 (+19) 11 (+29) (+39) Turret empty:  () no

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader x2
  • Driver

Total: 5 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Casemate hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Driver's hatch)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50 mm (55°) Front glacis
35 mm (60°) Lower glacis
60-150 (0-88°) + 35-60 mm (2-88°) Gun mantlet
30 mm (15°) Front
30 mm Bottom
25 mm (23°) Top
25 mm (55°) Bottom
20 mm
8 mm Engine grille
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 50 mm 20 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 25.0 ton

Max Speed: 68 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 973 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 38.92 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 25.0 ton

Max Speed: 62 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 606 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 24.24 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 25.0 ton

Max Speed: 62 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 606 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 24.24 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

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Icon-country-fra.png CA Lorraine
Nation France
Type Tank destroyer
Rank 4
Battle Rating
6.0
6.0
6.0

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
25,000 kg
55,116 lb
Number of Crew 5
Hull armour thickness
50/30/25/20 mm
1.97/1.18/0.98/0.79 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
973 hp
606 hp
606 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
____ hp
685 hp
685 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
11.25
11.43
7.00
7.11
7.00
7.11
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
7.92
8.04
7.92
8.04
Max speed
68 km/h
42 mph
62 km/h
39 mph
62 km/h
39 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 100 mm SA47 L/58 Cannon
Ammo stowage 40 rounds
Vertical guidance -6°/16°
Horizontal guidance -9°/9°
Economy
Required RP 71,000 RP
Vehicle cost 210,000 SL
Crew training cost 61,000 SL
Max repair cost*
5,100 SL
2,500 SL
2,940 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
4d 03h
5d 06h
5d 17h
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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