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AMX 50 120

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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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3,565,000  Credits Cost
17501750 HP Hit Points
59.2/6060.01/65 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Loader)
  2. Gunner (Loader)
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator (Loader)
Mobility
8501000 hp Engine Power
65/20 km/h Speed Limit
3032 deg/s Traverse
14.3616.66 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
100/80/60 mm Hull Armor
100/80/60100/80/60 mm Turret Armor
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Shell Cost
240/240/320400/400/515 HP Damage
212/259/45257/325/65 mm Penetration



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8.25 r/m 

Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: 1 rounds
Magazine Size: 6 rounds
Cycle Time: 2.73 s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: 30 s
50% Crew: 38.18 s
75% Crew: 33.6 s
100% Crew: 30 s
With Vents: 29.31 s
With Vents and BiA: 28.77 s

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5.33 r/m 

Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: 1 rounds
Magazine Size: 4 rounds
Cycle Time: 3.33 s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: 35 s
50% Crew: 44.55 s
75% Crew: 39.2 s
100% Crew: 35 s
With Vents: 34.2 s
With Vents and BiA: 33.56 s

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Rate of Fire






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1910.4

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 1910.4
50% Crew: 1821.6
75% Crew: 1869.6
100% Crew: 1910.4
With Vents: 1917.6
With Vents and BiA: 1924.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 2167.2
50% Crew: 2133.6
75% Crew: 2152.8
100% Crew: 2167.2
With Vents: 2169.6
With Vents and BiA: 2172

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 1910.4
50% Crew: 1821.6
75% Crew: 1869.6
100% Crew: 1910.4
With Vents: 1917.6
With Vents and BiA: 1924.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 2167.2
50% Crew: 2133.6
75% Crew: 2152.8
100% Crew: 2167.2
With Vents: 2169.6
With Vents and BiA: 2172

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (320 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 2547.2
50% Crew: 2428.8
75% Crew: 2492.8
100% Crew: 2547.2
With Vents: 2556.8
With Vents and BiA: 2566.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 2889.6
50% Crew: 2844.8
75% Crew: 2870.4
100% Crew: 2889.6
With Vents: 2892.8
With Vents and BiA: 2896

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2456

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (400 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 2456
50% Crew: 2368
75% Crew: 2416
100% Crew: 2456
With Vents: 2464
With Vents and BiA: 2472

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 2676
50% Crew: 2636
75% Crew: 2656
100% Crew: 2676
With Vents: 2676
With Vents and BiA: 2680

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (400 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 2456
50% Crew: 2368
75% Crew: 2416
100% Crew: 2456
With Vents: 2464
With Vents and BiA: 2472

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 2676
50% Crew: 2636
75% Crew: 2656
100% Crew: 2676
With Vents: 2676
With Vents and BiA: 2680

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (515 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 3162.1
50% Crew: 3048.8
75% Crew: 3110.6
100% Crew: 3162.1
With Vents: 3172.4
With Vents and BiA: 3182.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 3445.35
50% Crew: 3393.85
75% Crew: 3419.6
100% Crew: 3445.35
With Vents: 3445.35
With Vents and BiA: 3450.5

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Damage Per Minute


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0.36 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.446 m
With 75% Crew: 0.389 m
With 100% Crew: 0.345 m
With BiA: 0.338 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.33 m
Maximum possible: 0.317 m

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0.35 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.434 m
With 75% Crew: 0.379 m
With 100% Crew: 0.336 m
With BiA: 0.328 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.321 m
Maximum possible: 0.308 m

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2.7 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.345 s
With 75% Crew: 2.92 s
With 100% Crew: 2.589 s
With GLD: 2.354 s
With BiA: 2.532 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.477 s
With both and GLD: 2.252 s
Maximum possible: 2.158 s

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2.7 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.345 s
With 75% Crew: 2.92 s
With 100% Crew: 2.589 s
With GLD: 2.354 s
With BiA: 2.532 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.477 s
With both and GLD: 2.252 s
Maximum possible: 2.158 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
3232 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-9°/+11°-9°/+11° Elevation Arc
7240 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2015 % Chance of Fire






390 m 

With 50% Crew: 306.4 m
With 75% Crew: 348.2 m
With 100% Crew: 390 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 409.7 m
With Coated Optics: 429 m
With Binocular Telescope: 487.5 m
Maximum possible: 558.3 m

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390 m 

With 50% Crew: 306.4 m
With 75% Crew: 348.2 m
With 100% Crew: 390 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 409.7 m
With Coated Optics: 429 m
With Binocular Telescope: 487.5 m
Maximum possible: 558.3 m

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View Range


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400 m 

With 50% Crew: 322.9 m
With 75% Crew: 369.8 m
With 100% Crew: 417.2 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 480 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 440 m
Maximum possible: 600.5 m

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750 m 

With 50% Crew: 605.4 m
With 75% Crew: 693.4 m
With 100% Crew: 782.2 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 900 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 825 m
Maximum possible: 1125.9 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top

Additional Statistics
(Top Configuration)

Camouflage

  • Stationary: 4.9%
  • When Moving: 2.6%
  • When Firing: 0.9%


Terrain Resistance

  • On Hard Ground: 1.25
  • On Medium Ground: 1.34
  • On Soft Ground: 2.21


Dispersion Change Values

  • Turret Contribution
  • Rotation: 0.13
  • Shot Recoil: 3.84
  • Suspension Contribution
  • Acceleration: 0.19
  • Turning: 0.19


With 100% Crew

IX

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3565000

The AMX 50 120 is a French tier 9 heavy tank.

A prototype of the AMX 50 tank. Developed in the early 1950s under the influence of the Soviet IS-3 and T-10. The tank featured enhanced armor and a 120-mm gun in the oscillating turret.

Compared to its predecessor, the AMX 50 100, the AMX 50 120 is less mobile and significantly larger. It reaches very high speeds downhill thanks to its high top speed, but the biggest difference is that the AMX 50 120 is that it's equipped with a 120mm cannon, hence its name. This cannon concentrates its firepower into a 4-round drum and makes short work of tanks below the 50 120's tier. As with all the high tier French heavy tanks, the 50 120 has weak armor, a long reload time, good mobility, and an excellent gun. The 50 120 retains many of the features of the AMX 50 100 and is a natural evolution of its playstyle.

The AMX 50 120 leads to the AMX 50 B.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII 90 mm DCA 45 212/259/45 240/240/320 8.25 0.36 2.7 2750 121250
VIII 100 mm SA47 232/263/50 300/300/400 7.4 0.36 2.7 3000 127550
X 120 mm SA46 257/325/65 400/400/515 5.33 0.35 2.7 3580 339000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IX AMX 50 120 100/80/60 32 390 15300 60700

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IX Maybach HL 295 850 20 750 78000
IX Saurer 1000 15 750 99800

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII AMX 50 120 60 30 B/2 11000 31200
IX AMX 50 120 bis 65 32 B/2 11000 66500

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

X SCR-528 Fr 750 80 54000
VI SCR 508 400 100 21600


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 Heavy Spall Liner Camouflage Net Fill Tanks with CO2 Coated Optics Stabilizing Equipment System Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class Improved Ventilation Class 3 Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Strong Coffee Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Focus on Target Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • 4-round autoloader.
  • Good penetration and accuracy
  • Relatively short clip reload time compared to its predecessor
  • Good mobility for a heavy tank
  • Sloped frontal armour (pike nose) can do some ricochets (very rare)


Cons:


  • Extremely large and tall silhouette with very weak armor for a heavy tank
  • Atrocious terrain resistance
  • Ammo rack is prone to damage
  • Horrendous autoloading cycling time; other autoloaders can cycle more than 1.5 times faster.
  • Very vulnerable to artillery thanks to its slow speed by terrain resistance and its size.


Performance

The AMX 50 120 can be a challenging Tier 9 to play, due to its huge size with abysmal armor, slow speed, and terrible gun elevation and depression; however it is a feared and intimidating opponent, and with good reason. It wields tremendous firepower coupled with high mobility which enables it to relocate and support multiple flanks quickly, all the while enjoying an improved reload speed. It excels as an opportunity sniper, quickly unloading into unfortunate enemies, and has very high potential in flanking. The 4-round drum on the 120mm is a major advantage over the 6-round drum of the 100mm cannon mainly because it allows the AMX 50 120 to deal its potential 1600 damage much quicker and with better penetration. A reloading 50 120 can intimidate enemies in a peek-a-boo situation by simply keeping its gun trained on them. It's important to relocate to more advantageous and safer areas while reloading; don't sit around wasting time. The 120mm gun is accurate, but not as accurate as one would expect at far distances. Long-range shots tend to not go straight down the reticule. Thus, the AMX 50 120 should take the time to carefully and fully aim each shot when necessary. The 4-round drum also means that each shot counts much more and that a missed or bounced shot is a sorely wasted shot.

The AMX 50 120 has to be careful where it goes on the map as even small hills will make it a pain to effectively engage enemies. This is even more emphasized in its very poor gun elevation, making it impossible to engage enemies standing on hills, or if the AMX 50 120 is positioned on downward slope. Make use of whatever terrain available to mitigate this effect.

Importantly, and even more so than the AMX 50 100, the AMX 50 120 must take caution in staying undetected and safe from arty. While the 50 120 has around twice the side and rear armor as its predecessor, 80mm is still very poor. Artillery at this tier can easily one-shot a full-health AMX 50 120 and will prioritize it as an easy kill. A 50 120 shouldn't rush or scout nearly as much as he may have in the 50 100. Very high caution must be taken as everyone hits very hard and the 50 120 is more vulnerable than ever, although the wonderfully shaped armor may auto-ricochet a lucky round or two. One must also adapt to the very poor gun elevation and below average gun depression and learn how to use bumps and hills to mitigate it.


All in all, the AMX 50 120 is a natural evolution of the AMX 50 100's play-style, it's greatly enhanced in certain aspects. A properly-played 50 120 provides its team with extreme firepower and invaluable support. As with the 50 100, the AMX 50 120 holds tremendous potential and can greatly influence the tide of battle.


Early Research

  • Stock can carry all modules, but not all equipment
  • You get the 100mm SA47 (and 90 mm DCA 45) without any extra research from your AMX 50 100. The gun should do the trick quite a long time
  • First get the engine
  • You can also go first for the suspension, because you need it for the final gun, the 120mm SA46. Suspension gives a further boost in mobility and gives you back the playstyle of the AMX 50 100
  • Then get the radio


Suggested Equipment


Improved VentilationVertical Stabilizer Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Camouflage Net "Wet" Ammo Rack 


Gallery

Historical Info

AMX50 120, one of the prototypes from the 1955. Note the spear shaped front hull inspired by Soviet IS-3

AMX 50 120

A third AMX 50 project was begun in August 1951. Ten preseries vehicles were to be built by DEFA (Direction des Études et Fabrications d'Armement, the state weapon design bureau), the first being delivered in 1953. The type was armed with a 120 mm gun in response to the perceived threat posed by the Soviet heavy tanks, such as the IS-3 and the T-10. To accommodate the larger gun, an enormous turret was fitted; originally planned in a conventional form, eventually it was decided to make it of the oscillating type also. Armour was increased. These changes caused a weight increase to 59.2 metric tonnes. From 1954 to 1955 this type was made even heavier, creating the surblindé version ("AMX 50 Uparmoured") with a lower turret and a higher hull with a pointed glacis like the IS-3, bringing weight to about 64 tonnes.

Based on the M 4 chassis in 1950 a prototype was finished of a heavy tank destroyer in the form of a 120 mm self-propelled gun, the Canon Automoteur AMX 50 Foch, named after Marshal Ferdinand Foch. It was intended to give long range fire support to the medium AMX 50 "100 mm"; after the tank version itself was planned to be armed with a 120 mm gun, the Foch project was abandoned.

AMX 50 Series development history

Oscillating turret

Close up photo of a typical oscillating turret design

Because there were five prototypes, it is not possible to give a description applying to all of them in detail. Weighing about fifty-five tons, the general AMX 50 project was the heaviest of a trio of French AFV designs of the postwar period (the others being the AMX-13 and the Panhard EBR) to feature an oscillating turret. The oscillating turret design, lacking a conventional gun-mantlet, is in two separate parts, with an upper and lower part connected by two hinge bolts or pivots, the gun being fixed within the upper section. The horizontal movement of the gun, traversing, is conventional, but the vertical movement, elevation, is achieved through the pivoting of the entire upper section with respect to the lower section. This method of elevation has two main advantages. Firstly it allows for a smaller turret volume, as no internal space is needed for the vertical movement of the gun breech. Secondly, it allows the use of a relatively simple auto-loader fed by multiround magazines, achieving a very high rate of fire for as long as the magazines were loaded, as the gun is also fixed with respect to the auto-loader located in the back of the upper turret, i.c. a protruding bustle. The automatic loading system worked satisfactorily when the calibre was 100 mm. After the larger 120 mm gun was introduced, reliability suffered, due to the increased weight of the rounds used. The oscillating turret was a very fashionable concept in the fifties, and also applied in some American projects, such as the T57 and T58. Only the French however, would produce operational systems.

German rolemodels

The hull was equipped with a torsion bar suspension designed to ensure a vehicle with good cross-country mobility. The hull and suspension recalled both the German Tiger and the Panther tanks which, having entered French service after the war, were well known and deliberately imitated. Especially the engine deck, the sprockets and the tracks are strongly reminiscent of the German design style. The nine overlapping tyred road wheels each side, were however much smaller. The French engineers had not been aware at first that the much admired German overlapping design had been motivated by a shortage of high quality rubber, necessitating large road wheels to lower tyre tension, which then were made overlapping to better distribute the load pressure. As France would have no trouble obtaining rubber of the desired quality, this feature was superfluous. Therefore the road wheels were made smaller, compared to the first design proposal, both to save weight and lower the profile of the tank, which was quite high due to a deep hull, a problem only changed in the fifth prototype. The track now had to be supported by five top rollers. The overlapping system as such was maintained in all prototypes; with smaller wheels it allowed for nine instead of the originally planned eight wheels, five forming the outer, four the inner row.

AMX 50 100 during trials. First of the AMX 50 protoypes is easily recognisable by an oscillating turret and a Panther like sloped front plate
The engine and transmission system was in the rear of the vehicle with rear drive sprockets. The transmission was derived from the ZF of the Panther. The functions of final drive and steering were combined in a single assembly; for each gear two turning radii could be selected. The engine was the Maybach HL295 12 cylinder of 29.5 litres, using fuel injection combined with spark ignition. The project goal was to bring the engine output to 1200 hp, implying a very favourable hp/litre ratio of over forty. This proved to be unrealistically ambitious, given the level of technological development at the time; in reality not even a ratio of thirty was reliably attained.

The hull sides were vertical, as in the case of the Tiger, while the front of the hull was in the first three prototypes evenly inclined at approximately 40 degrees from the horizontal, using sloped armour similar to that of the Panther and Tiger II. The corners between the glacis and the sides were truncated. The first two prototypes had a frontal protection level equivalent to about 120 mm "line-of-sight" thickness in the horizontal plane. The type was thus not particularly heavily armoured for its time. The weight increase with the third prototype was mainly caused by the larger turret and even in its fourth "uparmoured" form, doubling the frontal armour thickness, the AMX 50 was less well protected than its American and British competitors, themselves inferior in armour to the Soviet heavy tanks they had been created to fight. The fifth prototype used a lower cast hull, with a rounded frontal section for a better weight efficiency.

Above the massive hull, there was the oscillating turret, smaller, lighter and more compact than that of the Tiger; the sloped face of the upper part had a thickness of 85 mm. In the turret rear back there was the commander's cupola, well equipped with optical equipment. The turret had an optical rangefinder. The first two prototypes had twin 7.5 mm "Reibel" machine guns placed on top of the roof as an AA-weapon, a third was coaxial. In the first design proposal for a 120 mm version, the conventional turret had a high cupola armed with both a machine gun and a 20 mm MG 151 rapid fire cannon. However the third and fourth "120 mm" oscillating turret prototypes had a single 7.5 mm AA machine gun and a second 7.5 mm coaxial machine gun. For the production vehicles it was considered to install a coaxial 20 mm gun; lighter armoured targets could then be engaged without depleting the limited ammunition stock in the turret magazines. Despite the auto-loader, the crew was four: a second man was seated in the hull, functioning as radio-operator, but mainly needed to replenish the turret magazines from the hull ammunition stocks.

Jack of all trades wannabe

AMX50 120. First upguned and uparmored prototypes from the year 1955. Note the spear (IS-3 like) shaped front hull

The AMX 50 as originally planned, would have been a medium, not a heavy, tank. It was supposed to be light, well armed and above all mobile. When the first two prototypes were made, low weight had already been sacrificed in favour of a high protection level, but it was still supposed to be a quite agile vehicle, in the 45 - 50 tonne weight class, with a hp/tonne ratio of over twenty. Expectations were high: as General Molinié afterwards ironically put it, it was hoped to create a tank with the protection of the Panther, the firepower of the Tiger, the mobility and abundance of the T-34, the reliability of the M4 Sherman and all that weighing less than the M26 Pershing. At that time France hoped to regain its position as a Great Power; rebuilding its armaments industry served this goal. To build an indigenous battle tank was however not merely a question of national prestige. Europe as a whole was trying to recover from the devastations caused by the war and to assert a modicum of independence towards the two superpowers, the USA and the USSR. To this end in 1948 the Treaty of Brussels was signed, which among other things was also a common defence agreement. The AMX 50, superior in armament and mobility to the existing American and British designs, was seen as the logical candidate for a common European tank, to equip the future armies of the Western European Union defence organisation. The prototypes were proudly displayed during the 1950 Bastille Day parade. Somewhat inconsequentially, it was hoped that the Americans would fund such a tank, as the financial position of the European states would not allow them to rearm.

AMX 50B 120 rear view
That same year, the situation changed drastically due to the outbreak of the Korean War. Quickly the USA recommenced medium tank mass production, of the new M47 Patton. When this tank proved to be unsatisfactory, an even more advanced type was taken into production for the American forces, the M48 Patton; thousands of M47s were leased for free to the European allies, France included. The AMX 50 was suddenly made redundant as a medium tank, despite a "100 mm" prototype being sent in 1952 to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds for, successful, tests.

Engine problems

To save the project, a new rôle was found in the Soviet heavy tank threat. In the early fifties, NATO tacticians were worried by the strong armour of the Soviet vehicles, that seemed to be immune to the guns of the existing Western types. In response Britain would develop the Conqueror and the USA the M103 heavy tank; abandoning the SOMUA SM, it was decided to let the AMX 50 evolve into a comparable type, even though other French heavy tank projects were in existence, such as the Char de 70 tonnes, a sort of "AMX 70". Already having a large chassis, the AMX 50 could in principle easily be adapted to carry the desired 120 mm gun — a derivation by the Atelier du Havre of the American gun, using the same ammunition — and had the advantage of a, on paper, very powerful engine. In practice there were many obstacles. Room could in fact only be found by increasing the height of the lower turret half, negating the advantages of the oscillating concept and creating a dangerous shot trap. The "uparmoured" version, with its deeper hull and flatter turret, was specially designed to counter this and make the vehicle immune in long range fire engagements, but further increased weight. In 1955 the AMX 50 was nevertheless very close to being ordered by the French government, that expected to produce the type for the reconstituted German Army also. A production was planned of a hundred for 1956. This decision had to be delayed however, due to the fact the engine problems had not been solved: reliability could only be assured if the output was limited to 850 hp, causing a mediocre hp/tonne ratio of about 13:1.

Delayes proved fatal

Seventy-ton version of the AMX 50 battle tank with a 120 mm gun and a frontal armor of 120 mm
The delay proved fatal to the project. In the late fifties, swift advances in hollow charge technology led to an increased vulnerability for heavy tanks. Mobility thus gained a priority over protection and the very concept of a heavy tank became obsolete. As a result the project was changed again in intention, now trying to present itself as an agile main battle tank, with the same gun as the Conqueror but much lighter and more powerful. This failed as it was much too large and expensive; oscillating turrets also became unpopular as they were inherently difficult to protect against nuclear and chemical contamination. The engine problems with the Maybach were never overcome and lowering the hull to save weight, as was done for the final prototype, made it impossible to install a larger engine. Recognizing that the problem of combining excellent mobility with heavy armour was for the time being irresolvable, the AMX 50 project was terminated; the priority given to mobility demanded a new design concept, leading to the AMX 30, the lightest MBT of its time. Only in the early eighties would France again attempt to combine heavy armour and armament in its tank designs, beginning with the later AMX 32 prototypes. The AMX 50 would not be a complete waste of time and effort however, as much technological knowledge had been gained from which the AMX 30 would profit. In the Musée des Blindés at Saumur an AMX 50 is shown, a combination of the last cast hull and the Tourelle D.


Historical Gallery

Historical Accuracy Errata

The following are consensus errors or inconsistencies which have been identified with the configuration of the vehicle in question and conflict with information available on the public record. The causes for these divergences in the game are normally not disclosed and may be rooted in game balance.

* The top speed of the AMX 50 120 was much slower than 65 kph - it used the same engines as the AMX 50 100 while weighing more, and the AMX 50 100 had a top speed of only 51 kph.
  • The hull of the second AMX 50 120 had up to 120 mm of frontal hull armor, rather than the 100 mm the tank currently has in-game. Although unconfirmed, the turret armor was likely much thicker than 100 mm as well.
  • The current AMX 50 120 is a hybrid between three different AMX designs - it uses a turret based on the first AMX 50 120, the hull and flanks of the seventy-ton AMX 50 120, and the nose, engine, and suspension of the AMX 65t.
  • The gun depression and elevation angles were -6 degrees and +13 degrees, rather than the current -9 degrees and +11 degrees.
  • The tank weighed about 64 tons in real life.
  • The 120 mm gun was known in real life as the "120 mm D.1203F" rather than the "120 mm SA 46".
  • The TOA-120 turret had a 6-round autoloader.


France
Light Tanks IRenault FT IID1 IIFCM 36 IIRenault R35 IIHotchkiss H35 IIIAMX 38 IVAMX 40 VAMX ELC bis VIAMX 12 t VIIAMX 13 75 VIIAMX 13 57 GF VIIIBat.-Châtillon 12 t IXAMX 13 90 XAMX 13 105
Medium Tanks IIID2 IIISomua S35 IVSARL 42 VRenault G1 VIIILorraine 40 t VIIIAMX Chasseur de chars VIIIM4A1 Revalorisé IXAMX 30 1er prototype IXBat.-Châtillon 25 t AP XBat.-Châtillon 25 t XAMX 30 B
Heavy Tanks IVB1 VBDR G1 B VIARL 44 VIIAMX M4 mle. 45 VIIIAMX 50 100 VIIIAMX M4 mle. 49 VIIIAMX 65 t VIIIFCM 50 t IXAMX 50 120 IXAMX M4 mle. 51 XAMX 50 B XAMX M4 mle. 54
Tank Destroyers IIRenault FT AC IIIFCM 36 Pak 40 IIIRenault UE 57 IVSomua SAu 40 VS35 CA VIARL V39 VIIAMX AC mle. 46 VIIIAMX AC mle. 48 VIIIAMX Canon d'assaut 105 IXAMX 50 Foch XAMX 50 Foch (155) XAMX 50 Foch B
Self-Propelled Artillery IIRenault FT 75 BS IIILorraine 39L AM IVAMX 105 AM mle. 47 VAMX 13 105 AM mle. 50 V105 leFH18B2 VIAMX 13 F3 AM VIILorraine 155 mle. 50 VIIILorraine 155 mle. 51 IXBat.-Châtillon 155 55 XBat.-Châtillon 155 58
Heavy Tanks
USA VT14 VT1 Heavy Tank VIM6 VIIT29 VIIIChrysler K GF VIIIT26E5 VIIIM6A2E1 VIIIT32 VIIIT34 VIIIT34 B IXM103 XT110E5 XT57 Heavy Tank
UK VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIFV201 (A45) VIIICaernarvon IXConqueror XFV215b XSuper Conqueror
Germany IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VVK 30.01 (H) VITiger 131 VIVK 36.01 (H) VIIVK 45.03 VIITiger I VIITiger (P) VIIIVK 100.01 (P) VIIILöwe VIIITiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE 75 IXMäuschen IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE 100 XPz.Kpfw. VII XMaus XVK 72.01 (K)
France IVB1 VBDR G1 B VIARL 44 VIIAMX M4 mle. 45 VIIIAMX 50 100 VIIIAMX M4 mle. 49 VIIIAMX 65 t VIIIFCM 50 t IXAMX 50 120 IXAMX M4 mle. 51 XAMX 50 B XAMX M4 mle. 54
USSR VChurchill III VKV-1S VKV-220-2 VKV-220-2 Beta Test VKV-1 VIKV-2 VIKV-85 VIT-150 VIIIS VIIKV-3 VIIKV-122 VIIIS-2 VIIIIS-3 VIIIIS-6 VIIIKV-5 VIIIKV-4 VIIIIS-5 (Object 730) VIIIIS-3A VIIIKV-4 Kreslavskiy VIIIObject 252U Defender VIIIObject 252U IXT-10 IXST-I XIS-4 XIS-7 XObject 260
China VIIIS-2 VIIIWZ-111 VIII110 VIII112 IXWZ-111 model 1-4 X113 XWZ-111 model 5A
Japan IIIType 91 Heavy IVType 95 Heavy VO-I Experimental VIHeavy Tank No. VI VIO-I VIIO-Ni VIIIO-Ho IXType 4 Heavy XType 5 Heavy
Czechoslovakia
Sweden VIIIEmil I IXEmil II XKranvagn
Poland