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AMX-40

Prototype main battle tank

AMX-40 MBT

The AMX-40 main battle tank was developed specially for export market

 
 
Country of origin France
Entered service -
Crew 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 43.7 t
Length (gun forward) 10.05 m
Hull length 6.8 m
Width 3.28 m
Height 2.38 m
Armament
Main gun 120 mm smoothbore
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm, 1 x 20 mm cannon
Elevation range ?
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 40 rounds
Machine guns 2 170 x 7.62 mm, 578 x 20 mm
Mobility
Engine Poyand V12X diesel
Engine power 1 100 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range 850 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 1 m
Trench 3.2 m
Fording 1.3 m
Fording (with preparation) 4 m

 

   The AMX-40 was developed as a private venture specially for the export market. It was first revealed in 1983. The AMX-40 uses a number of components of the AMX-32 prototype MBT, however it is considered as a new design. Four prototypes had been built by 1986, unfortunately no production orders were placed on this MBT.

   The AMX-40 main battle tank has all-welded hull and turret with composite armor on the frontal arc. Frontal armor can withstand hits of 100 mm projectiles. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

   This main battle tank is armed with a French GIAT 120 mm smoothbore gun. It is fully-stabilized and fires all standard NATO 120 mm rounds, as well as indigenous French ammunition. A total of 40 rounds are carried. Main gun ammunition is stored in the rear turret bustle, fitted with blow-out panels.

   The AMX-40 is fitted with COTAC fire control system, similar to that of the AMX-32 MBT. It is claimed that the AMX-40 has a hit probability of 90% against a stationary target at 2 000 m range. It can also engage a moving target, while on the move.

   Secondary armament consists of 20 mm quick-firing cannon with independent elevation. It is also fitted with a remotely controlled 7.62 mm machine gun, mounted on top of the roof.

   Vehicle has a crew of four, including commander, gunner, loader and driver.

   The AMX 40 tank is powered by the Poyand V12X turbocharged diesel engine, developing 1 100 hp. It is well suited for a desert warfare. Vehicle can be fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks as well as dozer blade. After preparation it can ford water obstacles up to 4 meters deep.

 

 

 
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