AMX 40

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AMX 40

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France Light Tank Tier IV
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 147,500  Credits
Hit Points 280300 HP
Weight Limit 20.2/20.221.86/25.2 t
Crew
Commander (Radio Operator)
Gunner (Loader)
Driver
Mobility
Engine Power 150190 hp
Speed Limit 50 km/h
Traverse 2830 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 7.438.69 hp/t
Pivot NoNo
Armor
Hull Armor 70/65/40 mm
Turret Armor70/60/6080/60/60 mm
Armament
Damage 37.5-62.582.5-137.5 HP
Penetration 19-3156-93 mm
Rate of Fire
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
9.68100% crew: 10.09 rpm
+ Vents: 10.32 rpm
+ BiA : 10.55 rpm
+ Food: 11 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.53100% crew: 0.51 m
+ Vents: 0.5 m
+ BiA : 0.49 m
+ Food: 0.47 m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
Aim time
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
2.5100% crew: 2.4 s
+ Vents: 2.34 s
+ BiA : 2.29 s
+ Food: 2.2 s
s
Turret Traverse
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -9°/+20°-7°/+17°
Ammo Capacity 15670 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 1520 %
View Range
320100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
340100% crew: 340 m
+ Vents: 347.29 m
+ BiA : 354.57 m
+ Food: 369.14 m
m
Signal Range
300100% crew: 312.86 m
+ Vents: 319.93 m
+ BiA : 327 m
+ Food: 341.14 m
360100% crew: 375.43 m
+ Vents: 383.91 m
+ BiA : 392.4 m
+ Food: 409.37 m
m
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The AMX 40 is a French tier 4 light tank.

Development was started in March 1940. Initially, the vehicle was to have a half-track propulsion. The blueprint of the vehicle was created but in July 1940 the work was discontinued.

One of the most futuristic tanks of its time, with unique thick and rounded armour. There is almost no straight angled part on the hull and turret which gives it good shot deflection abilities. In game, it plays more like a heavy medium or heavy tank. While it has a high top speed the horrible acceleration means you will be moving at just over 20km, and is equipped with a slow firing gun. Players often call it the "Duck" in game due to its shape. Becuase of how slow it is the AMX 40 is often refered to as one of the worst grinds in the game, right along with the M3 Lee, Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. and A-20. Remember, the enemies that are your tier and below that can scratch you are TD`s, Artillery, tier 3 Chi-Ha, tier 3 PzII. G, and other AMX 40`s. Also, Matilda`s and Valentines can be a big threat with their guns, which are fast firing, and an easily penetrate you. T-28`s have a good chance with their last 57mm gun, while you could be easily flanked or penetrated by a tier 5.

The AMX 40 leads to the ELC AMX.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
03III AMX 40 0070 70/60/60 mm
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
d/s
360°
320100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
320100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
m
0------ 1,8501,850 Credits 2,250 2,250 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
02II 47 mm SA34 156 50/50/62 HP 25/46/24 mm 10 Credits/2 Gold/13 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.53100% crew: 0.51 m
+ Vents: 0.5 m
+ BiA : 0.49 m
+ Food: 0.47 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-10°/+20° --- 2,4002,400 Credits 0090 90 kg
03III 47 mm SA35 156 55/55/70 HP 45/79/24 mm 20 Credits/3 Gold/13 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.47100% crew: 0.45 m
+ Vents: 0.44 m
+ BiA : 0.43 m
+ Food: 0.41 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-18°/+18° 265 3,2503,250 Credits 0100 100 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV Renault-Balland 0080 80/60/60 mm
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
d/s
360°
340100% crew: 340 m
+ Vents: 347.29 m
+ BiA : 354.57 m
+ Food: 369.14 m
340100% crew: 340 m
+ Vents: 347.29 m
+ BiA : 354.57 m
+ Food: 369.14 m
m
1,1001,100 4,7004,700 Credits 2,500 2,500 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
02II 47 mm SA34 156 50/50/62 HP 25/46/24 mm 10 Credits/2 Gold/13 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.53100% crew: 0.51 m
+ Vents: 0.5 m
+ BiA : 0.49 m
+ Food: 0.47 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-9°/+20° --- 2,4002,400 Credits 0090 90 kg
03III 47 mm SA35 156 55/55/70 HP 45/79/24 mm 20 Credits/3 Gold/13 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.47100% crew: 0.45 m
+ Vents: 0.44 m
+ BiA : 0.43 m
+ Food: 0.41 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-9°/+20° 265 3,2503,250 Credits 0100 100 kg
04IV 75 mm SA32 70 110/110/175 HP 74/91/38 mm 46 Credits/7 Gold/38 Credits
9.68100% crew: 10.09 rpm
+ Vents: 10.32 rpm
+ BiA : 10.55 rpm
+ Food: 11 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.5100% crew: 2.4 s
+ Vents: 2.34 s
+ BiA : 2.29 s
+ Food: 2.2 s
s
-7°/+17° 800 10,36010,360 Credits 1,520 1,520 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
02II Aster 0150 150 hp 015 15 % Diesel --- 000000750750 Credits 0540 540 kg
03III Somua LM 0190 190 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 400 4,5004,500 Credits 0540 540 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
03III AMX 40 20.2320.23 t 02828 d/s ------ 1,7501,750 Credits 4,200 4,200 kg
04IV AMX 40 bis 25.2325.23 t 03030 d/s 1,0251,025 4,7504,750 Credits 4,200 4,200 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
03III ER 52
300100% crew: 312.86 m
+ Vents: 319.93 m
+ BiA : 327 m
+ Food: 341.14 m
300100% crew: 312.86 m
+ Vents: 319.93 m
+ BiA : 327 m
+ Food: 341.14 m
m
0--- --- 000000600600 Credits 0100 100 kg
05V ER 53
360100% crew: 375.43 m
+ Vents: 383.91 m
+ BiA : 392.4 m
+ Food: 409.37 m
360100% crew: 375.43 m
+ Vents: 383.91 m
+ BiA : 392.4 m
+ Food: 409.37 m
m
0610 610 3,6503,650 Credits 0100 100 kg

Historical Info

1940 CHAR MOYEN AMX 40

In March 1940, the Workshop of Issy-les-Moulineaux was studying a new medium tank of cavalry, the successor of the SOMUA S-35 and the S-40. The design was never built, due to the Fall of France in June 1940.


Description

The AMX 40 Cavalry was designed as a medium tank, modelled along very futuristic lines. Its rounded hull offers only oblique surfaces; the undercarriage consists of four road wheels which was very modern for a 1940s tank. Its general hullform resembles that of postwar tanks. The tank had a cast steel body, 60mm front armor, side 50 to 30 mm and 40 mm to the rear. Length 5.30 m, width 2.45 m The chassis was composed of four-wheel drive twin 82cm in diameter protected with side shields. The two rear wheels are driven, which could allow the movement without the tracks. There were no return rollers; the drive sprocket is at the rear. Fuel tanks placed above the tracks were expected to help strengthen the lateral protection (the AMX-40 was to be diesel-fueled; unlike gasoline, diesel is not flammable at room temperature).

Engine

The AMX was expected to be powered by a diesel engine of 160 hp, low compared to the SOMUA's 190 hp and the S-40's 220 hp engines, for a vehicle with an estimated weight very close to the SOMUA (nearly 20 tonnes). However, the rotation system could save significant weight and provide good performance despite the power deficit. As mentioned earlier, the choice of diesel fuel improves safety.

Turret and armament

The two-man turret casting has an ovoid shape reminiscent of the future Russian tanks of the T-54/T-55 family. Access was to be through a 60cm-diameter circular hatch on the back of the turret. The hatch follows the general shape of the turret, which has no protrusions except for two openings in the rangefinder. Visibility was to be provided by a panoramic periscope on top of the turret. No slot vision seems to have been planned. The solution is attractive in terms of protection, but the concentration of the tank's visibility into a single element would have adverse consequences in the event of damage to the periscope.

The main armament was expected to be an SA 35 47mm cannon, placed on the axis of the turret. Turret rotation was hydraulic, rather than hand-cranked. Breaking with the custom of one-man turrets, the AMX-40 was to have a dedicated gunner along with the commander in the turret. Both occupants sat on a swivelled strap with the turret gunner on the left and the commander on the right. In addition to the 47mm gun, the tank had a secondary armament of two 7.5 mm machine guns- one co-axial with the main gun for close defense, and one on a retractable swivel joint in a compartment behind the turret for anti-air defense. The tank could hold up to 156 rounds of 47mm, distributed in the periphery of the turret in rotating part lockers, to facilitate access to ammunition. The ammunition supply is higher by almost 50% than in the SOMUA.

The hull

The driver was centrally located in the front, with the dashboard is in the center of the steering wheel driving, such as how the Leclerc has not innovated on that. The driver's position is surrounded on both sides of a storage system chain for around 30 magazines of 7.5mm ammunition. This system used to access all of the stock without moving. Magazines are positioned in the turret for immediate use. The AMX 40 is as a potential successor to SOMUA S 35. The S 40 S 35 which is only improved, particularly at the undercarriage, can no longer ensure a transitional role. Compared to SOMUA, this prototype's dimensions are nearly the same. The AMX is slightly shorter and less high but wider 33cm which should improve its capabilities in all terrain.
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