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Renault FT AC

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Battle Tier
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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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3,600  Credits Cost
120120 HP Hit Points
4.66/4.894.69/6.89 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner (Loader)
  3. Driver
Mobility
3945 hp Engine Power
21/8 km/h Speed Limit
2730 deg/s Traverse
8.379.59 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
YesYes Pivot
Armor
16/16/16 mm Hull Armor
Armament







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20/20/55/55/70 HP Damage
50/75/66/98/24 mm Penetration



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35.29 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 1.7 s
50% Crew: 2.16 s
75% Crew: 1.9 s
100% Crew: 1.7 s
Rammer: 1.53 s
Vents: 1.66 s
Both: 1.5 s
Both and BiA: 1.47 s
Both and Max Crew %: 1.41 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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26.09 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.3 s
50% Crew: 2.93 s
75% Crew: 2.58 s
100% Crew: 2.3 s
Rammer: 2.07 s
Vents: 2.25 s
Both: 2.02 s
Both and BiA: 1.98 s
Both and Max Crew %: 1.9 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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2625

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (20 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2625
50% Crew: 2062.4
75% Crew: 2344
100% Crew: 2625
100% Crew
Vents: 2686.4
Rammer: 2916.6
Both: 2985
Both and BiA: 3041.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3173

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2645
50% Crew: 2082.4
75% Crew: 2364
100% Crew: 2645
100% Crew
Rammer: 2936.6
Vents: 2706.4
Both: 3005
Both and BiA: 3061.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3193

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (20 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2625
50% Crew: 2062.4
75% Crew: 2344
100% Crew: 2625
100% Crew
Vents: 2686.4
Rammer: 2916.6
Both: 2985
Both and BiA: 3041.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3173

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2645
50% Crew: 2082.4
75% Crew: 2364
100% Crew: 2645
100% Crew
Rammer: 2936.6
Vents: 2706.4
Both: 3005
Both and BiA: 3061.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3193

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1434.95

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (55 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1434.95
50% Crew: 1127.5
75% Crew: 1281.5
100% Crew: 1434.95
100% Crew
Vents: 1468.5
Rammer: 1594.45
Both: 1631.85
Both and BiA: 1662.65
Both and Max Crew %: 1734.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1489.95
50% Crew: 1182.5
75% Crew: 1336.5
100% Crew: 1489.95
100% Crew
Rammer: 1649.45
Vents: 1523.5
Both: 1686.85
Both and BiA: 1717.65
Both and Max Crew %: 1789.7

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (55 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1434.95
50% Crew: 1127.5
75% Crew: 1281.5
100% Crew: 1434.95
100% Crew
Vents: 1468.5
Rammer: 1594.45
Both: 1631.85
Both and BiA: 1662.65
Both and Max Crew %: 1734.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1489.95
50% Crew: 1182.5
75% Crew: 1336.5
100% Crew: 1489.95
100% Crew
Rammer: 1649.45
Vents: 1523.5
Both: 1686.85
Both and BiA: 1717.65
Both and Max Crew %: 1789.7

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (70 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1826.3
50% Crew: 1435
75% Crew: 1631
100% Crew: 1826.3
100% Crew
Vents: 1869
Rammer: 2029.3
Both: 2076.9
Both and BiA: 2116.1
Both and Max Crew %: 2207.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1896.3
50% Crew: 1505
75% Crew: 1701
100% Crew: 1896.3
100% Crew
Rammer: 2099.3
Vents: 1939
Both: 2146.9
Both and BiA: 2186.1
Both and Max Crew %: 2277.8

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.41 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.508 m
With 75% Crew: 0.443 m
With 100% Crew: 0.393 m
With BiA: 0.384 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.376 m
Maximum possible: 0.361 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.37 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.458 m
With 75% Crew: 0.4 m
With 100% Crew: 0.355 m
With BiA: 0.347 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.339 m
Maximum possible: 0.325 m

For more details, see Crew
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1.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 1.858 s
With 75% Crew: 1.622 s
With 100% Crew: 1.438 s
With GLD: 1.308 s
With BiA: 1.407 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.376 s
With both and GLD: 1.251 s
Maximum possible: 1.199 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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1.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.354 s
With 75% Crew: 2.055 s
With 100% Crew: 1.822 s
With GLD: 1.656 s
With BiA: 1.782 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.743 s
With both and GLD: 1.584 s
Maximum possible: 1.519 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
2424 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed
12° Gun Arc
-7°/+15°-15°/+15° Elevation Arc
400150 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 315.2 m
With Coated Optics: 330 m
With Binocular Telescope: 375 m
Maximum possible: 429.5 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 315.2 m
With Coated Optics: 330 m
With Binocular Telescope: 375 m
Maximum possible: 429.5 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 360 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 330 m
Maximum possible: 431.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 360 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 330 m
Maximum possible: 431.7 m

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


II

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The Renault FT AC is a French tier 2 tank destroyer.

As the French Army's vast fleet of Renault FT tanks passed into obsolescence after WWI, some efforts were made to upgrade the vehicles. One proposal was to convert them into tank destroyers, but the plan was never implemented.

The Renault FT AC excels at the stationary tank destroyer role. It offers an interesting selection of guns that can make short work of anything it comes across. Having the chassis of the FT, it is also quite slow and, being heavier, has noticeably worse maneuverability. It also has very limited gun elevation and traverse, and its armor is quite bad, comparable to the Panzerjäger I.

The Renault FT AC leads to the Renault UE 57.

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)

III 47 mm SA-L mle. 1937 66/98/24 55/55/70 26.09 0.37 1.9 100 8400
II 25 mm AC SA-L mle. 1937 50/75 20/20 35.29 0.41 1.5 70 3000
II 25 mm automatique mle. 1936 50/75 20/20 62.59 0.43 1.7 70 6500

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Engines

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

I Renault 39 20 266 0
I Renault M26/27 45 20 266 300

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Suspensions

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

I Renault FT AC 4.89 27 0 1200 240
II Renault FT AC bis 6.89 30 0 1200 560

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Radios

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

II ER 52 300 100 0


Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

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 Orderly Ammo Rack 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:


  • Fast reload times. Excellent DPM with top gun
  • Excellent guns with good aim times and penetration
  • Decent camouflage for its silhouette
  • Amazing gun depression. Good view range
  • Autocannon is completely broken


Cons:


  • Poor top speed
  • The 25 mm guns have limited range
  • Very weak armor
  • Fairly big target thanks to the gun shield being counted as part of the hull
  • Fairly limited gun traverse and elevation


Performance

At first glance, the Renault FT AC does not seem to offer anything that other tank destroyers do. It does not have the fantastic combination of high speed and powerful armament that the T3 HMC has, nor does it have the incredibly powerful guns that the AT-1 has access to. It does not have the speed and mobility that the Panzerjäger I has either.

What the FT AC does have is a very interesting selection of guns. There are three 25 mm guns to choose from, each an improved version of the one before. All three use the same ammunition, with the same damage and penetration. None can use HE shells. The 25 mm antichar SA-L mle. 1934 and 25 mm antichar SA-L mle. 1937 are almost identical, with the second gun being slightly more accurate. The 25 mm automatique mle. 1936 is unique to the FT AC, and it is the only tank destroyer with an autocannon in the game. Firing the same ammunition with the same penetration and damage, this autocannon is capable of shredding enemy tanks fooling enough to stay in the FT AC's sights. However, all the 25 mm guns have a significant weakness in the fact that they lose penetration at ranges over 395 m, forcing the FT AC to fight at relatively close ranges. The 47 mm SA-L Mle. 37 offers an excellent combination of good penetration, rate-of-fire, accuracy, aim time, and damage. It can also reliably damage targets at longer distances than the other 25 mm guns.

Being based on the Renault FT, the FT AC is not a very fast vehicle, though it turns quite well. Despite this, close combat with other tanks should generally be avoided.

The FT has very light armor, and will be destroyed with incredible ease by almost every tank Tier 2 and up. It cannot go toe-to-toe with any of the other Tier 2 tank destroyers. Because of this, the FT AC must be used as a sniper tank and nothing else. Unlike the T18 and AT-1, the FT AC has an excellent view range, which helps it as a sniper.

Crew Skills

  • Like on most other tank destroyers with weak armor, Camouflage is absolutely necessary on all crew members and should be prioritized over other skills.
  • Upon reaching 100% on the first skills, dropping the commander's skill for Sixth Sense is highly recommended.
  • Once Camouflage and Sixth Sense have been trained, more specialized skills may be considered. Situational Awareness is useful for the commander (who is also the radio operator), since it helps increase the already good view range. Snap Shot on the gunner (who is also the loader) provides less accuracy bonuses on limited-traverse tank destroyers like the FT AC, but is helpful nonetheless. Smooth Ride is probably the best skill for the driver, since it reduces the accuracy penalty incurred after moving in a straight line.
  • Brothers-in-Arms is a good perk to have on any tank, but requires all crew members to have it at 100% before it works. It should be saved for later on the FT AC, at least until after Camouflage and Sixth Sense have been fully trained.


Early Research

  • The Renault M26/27 engine and the ER 52 radio carry over from the Renault FT, and should be mounted immediately.
  • The 25 mm antichar mle. 1937 is required to unlock the 47 mm SA-L Mle.37 and the 25 mm automatique mle. 1936.
  • The 47 mm SA-L Mle.37 is required to unlock the Renault UE 57.
  • The Renault FT AC bis suspension is not required to mount modules and equipment, and can be saved for last.
  • The 25 mm automatique mle. 1936 is not necessary for anything, nor does it carry over to other tanks, but it is interesting to use.


Suggested Equipment


Camouflage Net Binocular Telescope Enhanced Gun Laying Drive 


Gallery

Historical Info

Renault FT AC

Immediately after Germany invaded Poland, whole France was in Panic. Years of cutting army budget left France unprepared for the inevitable war. At the time France suffered from chronicle lack of armor. One of the obvious choices was to improve the existing stack of Renault FT tanks, French tanks from the First World War. Although existing in large numbers, FT was the completely obsolete at the beginning of World War II.

The original Renault FT 17 tanks were armed with either a 37 mm cannon Puteaux or a 8 mm machine gun Hotchkiss model 1914. The performance of both weapons hopelessly inadequate in anti-tank combat, so French army had the idea to modify the existing vehicles with the 25 mm S.A. Mle 1934 and later the more modern 47 mm antichar model 1939 anti-tank gun. At the time there was around 1580 FT tanks in service, and as much as 1300 of them in reserve, so the idea of converting obsolete tanks into capable tank destroyer was in a sense logical step considering the situation France was facing. Newly installed gun would have an elevation + / - 15 ° lateral and 6 ° on either side, while crew was to consist of three men. Considering that there was around 300 FT tanks conserved with their armament removed, the plan also included a series of completely new, factory rebuild vehicles.

The biggest problem was the speed. While 7,5 km/h while driving off-road was considered enough for World War I infantry support role, it was totally unsuitable for modern combat maneuvering mechanized divisions. Although the idea of conversion was not without grounds, it should have been implemented at least five years earlier. Considering that at the time France had a number of much more promising vehicles in development, like Laffly W 15 TCC, Lorraine 39 chars du Chasseur, or Panhard Tourelle 178 modification of the existing stack of FT tanks was canceled, as it was considered to be waste of already very limited resources.


Historical Gallery

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 VIIIFCM 50 t IXAMX 50 120 XAMX 50 B
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 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
Tank Destroyers
USA IIT3 HMC IIIT56 GMC IVM8A1 IVT40 VM10 Wolverine VT67 VIM18 Hellcat VIM36 Jackson VIIM56 Scorpion VIIT28 Concept VIIT25/2 VIIT25 AT VIIIT28 VIIIT28 Prototype IXT30 IXT95 XT110E3 XT110E4
UK IIUniversal Carrier 2-pdr IIIValentine AT IVAlecto VArcher VAT 2 VIChurchill Gun Carrier VIAchilles VIAT 8 VIIChallenger VIIAT 15A VIIAT 7 VIIIAT 15 VIIICharioteer IXTortoise IXFV4004 Conway XFV215b (183) XFV4005 Stage II
Germany IIPanzerjäger I IIIMarder II IVStuG III Ausf. B IVJagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer IVMarder 38T VStuG IV VPz.Sfl. IVc VStuG III Ausf. G VIDicker Max VIJagdpanzer IV VINashorn VIIE 25 VIIKrupp-Steyr Waffenträger VIIJagdpanther VIISturer Emil VIIIFerdinand VIIIKanonenjagdpanzer VIIIRheinmetall Skorpion G VIIIJagdpanther II VIII8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger VIIIRhm.-Borsig Waffenträger IXJagdtiger IXWaffenträger auf Pz. IV XGrille 15 XJagdpanzer E 100 XWaffenträger auf E 100
France 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 IXAMX 50 Foch XAMX 50 Foch (155) XAMX 50 Foch B
USSR IIAT-1 IIISU-76M IIISU-76I IVSU-85B VSU-85 VSU-85I VISU-100 VISU-100Y VIIISU-122S VIISU-152 VIISU-100M1 VIISU-122-44 VIIIISU-152 VIIIISU-130 VIIISU-101 IXObject 704 IXSU-122-54 XObject 263 XObject 268
China IIT-26G FT IIIM3G FT IVSU-76G FT V60G FT VIWZ-131G FT VIIT-34-2G FT VIIIWZ-111-1G FT VIIIWZ-120-1G FT IXWZ-111G FT XWZ-113G FT
Japan
Czechoslovakia
Sweden IIPvlvv fm/42 IIIIkv 72 IVSav m/43 VIkv 103 VIIkv 65 Alt II VIIIkv 90 Typ B VIIIUDES 03 VIIIStrv S1 IXStrv 103-0 XStrv 103B
Poland