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Premium  AMX M4 mle. 49

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[Client Values; Actual values in
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11,700  Gold Cost
15001500 HP Hit Points
70/7570/75 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
10001000 hp Engine Power
40/15 km/h Speed Limit
2525 deg/s Traverse
14.2914.29 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
190/55/40 mm Hull Armor
250/120/60250/120/60 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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1030/4000/650
Shell Cost
300/300/400300/300/400 HP Damage
232/263/50232/263/50 mm Penetration



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5.83 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 10.3 s
50% Crew: 12.76 s
75% Crew: 11.14 s
100% Crew: 9.88 s
Rammer: 8.89 s
Vents: 9.66 s
Both: 8.7 s
Both and BiA: 8.51 s
Both and Max Crew %: 8.15 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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5.83 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 10.3 s
50% Crew: 12.76 s
75% Crew: 11.14 s
100% Crew: 9.88 s
Rammer: 8.89 s
Vents: 9.66 s
Both: 8.7 s
Both and BiA: 8.51 s
Both and Max Crew %: 8.15 s

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






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4455

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (300 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 4455
50% Crew: 3597
75% Crew: 4119
100% Crew: 4647
100% Crew
Vents: 4752
Rammer: 5163
Both: 5280
Both and BiA: 5397
Both and Max Crew %: 5631

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 4755
50% Crew: 3897
75% Crew: 4419
100% Crew: 4947
100% Crew
Rammer: 5463
Vents: 5052
Both: 5580
Both and BiA: 5697
Both and Max Crew %: 5931

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (300 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 4455
50% Crew: 3597
75% Crew: 4119
100% Crew: 4647
100% Crew
Vents: 4752
Rammer: 5163
Both: 5280
Both and BiA: 5397
Both and Max Crew %: 5631

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 4755
50% Crew: 3897
75% Crew: 4419
100% Crew: 4947
100% Crew
Rammer: 5463
Vents: 5052
Both: 5580
Both and BiA: 5697
Both and Max Crew %: 5931

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (400 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 5940
50% Crew: 4796
75% Crew: 5492
100% Crew: 6196
100% Crew
Vents: 6336
Rammer: 6884
Both: 7040
Both and BiA: 7196
Both and Max Crew %: 7508

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 6340
50% Crew: 5196
75% Crew: 5892
100% Crew: 6596
100% Crew
Rammer: 7284
Vents: 6736
Both: 7440
Both and BiA: 7596
Both and Max Crew %: 7908

See here, here, or here for more information.






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4455

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (300 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 4455
50% Crew: 3597
75% Crew: 4119
100% Crew: 4647
100% Crew
Vents: 4752
Rammer: 5163
Both: 5280
Both and BiA: 5397
Both and Max Crew %: 5631

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 4755
50% Crew: 3897
75% Crew: 4419
100% Crew: 4947
100% Crew
Rammer: 5463
Vents: 5052
Both: 5580
Both and BiA: 5697
Both and Max Crew %: 5931

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (300 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 4455
50% Crew: 3597
75% Crew: 4119
100% Crew: 4647
100% Crew
Vents: 4752
Rammer: 5163
Both: 5280
Both and BiA: 5397
Both and Max Crew %: 5631

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 4755
50% Crew: 3897
75% Crew: 4419
100% Crew: 4947
100% Crew
Rammer: 5463
Vents: 5052
Both: 5580
Both and BiA: 5697
Both and Max Crew %: 5931

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (400 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 5940
50% Crew: 4796
75% Crew: 5492
100% Crew: 6196
100% Crew
Vents: 6336
Rammer: 6884
Both: 7040
Both and BiA: 7196
Both and Max Crew %: 7508

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 6340
50% Crew: 5196
75% Crew: 5892
100% Crew: 6596
100% Crew
Rammer: 7284
Vents: 6736
Both: 7440
Both and BiA: 7596
Both and Max Crew %: 7908

See here, here, or here for more information.
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

For more details, see Crew


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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

For more details, see Crew
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2.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.592 s
With 75% Crew: 3.137 s
With 100% Crew: 2.781 s
With GLD: 2.528 s
With BiA: 2.719 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.66 s
With both and GLD: 2.418 s
Maximum possible: 2.318 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.592 s
With 75% Crew: 3.137 s
With 100% Crew: 2.781 s
With GLD: 2.528 s
With BiA: 2.719 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.66 s
With both and GLD: 2.418 s
Maximum possible: 2.318 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
2828 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+20°-10°/+20° Elevation Arc
6060 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






370 m 

With 50% Crew: 290.7 m
With 75% Crew: 330.4 m
With 100% Crew: 370 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 388.7 m
With Coated Optics: 407 m
With Binocular Telescope: 462.5 m
Maximum possible: 529.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






370 m 

With 50% Crew: 290.7 m
With 75% Crew: 330.4 m
With 100% Crew: 370 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 388.7 m
With Coated Optics: 407 m
With Binocular Telescope: 462.5 m
Maximum possible: 529.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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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


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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
AMX M4 mle. 49


VIII

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The AMX M4 mle. 49 is a French tier 8 premium heavy tank.

A heavy tank that was originally known as Project 141. Since France needed modern heavy tanks, development started immediately after World War II. Existed only in blueprints.

The AMX M4 mle. 49 is French tier 8 premium heavy tank. It notably differs from majority of French tanks for having impressive amount of frontal armor, but is notably less mobile than AMX 50-serie heavies or FCM 50T, while also lacking autoloader of formers. Like pretty much every French tank, M4 49 has very poor side armor, so its expectionally vulnerable to flanking.

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 100 mm SA47 232/263/50 300/300/400 5.83 0.36 2.9 3000 127550

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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)

VIII AMX M4 mle. 49 250/120/60 28 370 16000 30000

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Engines

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

IX Maybach V-12 ACC 1000 20 750 98730

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Suspensions

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

VIII AMX M4 mle. 49 75 25 B/2 13000 30000

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Radios

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

X SCR-528 Fr 750 80 54000


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 Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class Improved Ventilation Class 3 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer 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 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:

- Great penetration (232/263/50), can reliably penetrate most Tier 9 tanks

- Excellent sloped frontal hull armor can even bounce some Tier 10 shells

- Good gun depression combined with thick turret armor makes this tank nearly invincible in a hull-down position

- Decent mobility for its weight; good rammer

- Decent accuracy


Cons:

- Does not have the amazing autoloader burst damage like other high-tier French heavies

- Very thin side and rear armour, can be penetrated even when angled steeply and has hullcheeks as weakspots similar to some Japanese heavy tanks or the Tiger P

- Ammo rack easily damaged from shots to the side

- Below average DPM, alpha damage and aim time

- Awful ground resistances and sluggish traverse speeds

- Turret ring is exposed and can get shotted

- No premium matchmaking, can meet tier 10s


Performance

The armor of this untypical French tank is made for fighting much closer to the frontlines. The side is too weak to stop anything and can get overmatched by some guns. Additionally, hits in the side will almost always damage the ammo rack, but the front is able to stop tier X guns with a bit skill and luck. Keep in mind that the commander's cupola is extremely vulnerable. It's armor is so weak that even a glancing hit will penetrate. It is recommended to angle the front from corners instead of sidescraping, somewhat like with Japanese heavies. The gun is decent, and is similar to the gun on the AMX 50 100, sans the autoloader. Mobility-wise, it's not as impressive as the other high-tier french vehicles, but it's mobile enough to get to the action on time. It's still vulnerable to being flanked however, due to its poor hull and turret traverse speeds and very weak side armor. M4 49 is best at mid-ranges, where its gun is still accurate enough to hit enemies while its armor is even harder to penetrate as well as the cupola being harder to hit.

Overall, this tank plays much more like a Tiger II than typical French tank. Players who are fans of more conventional heavy tanks will probably enjoy this over the other French heavies.


Early Research

Being a premium tank, research is not required.


Suggested Equipment


Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 Improved VentilationCoated Optics Binocular Telescope 


Gallery

Historical Info

(See the AMX M4 mle. 45 history for the first part of this article)

The AMX M4 project remained still for almost all of 1946. This is directly connected with the ARL 44 entering trials in March of that year. The first French post-war tank was late for almost a year, and trials showed that the vehicle needs extensive improvements. These trials couldn't have left the new tank unaffected. Sadly, the details of the trials are still unknown, but judging by the upcoming metamorphosis, the vehicle's stability was questioned.

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Improved AMX M4 hull, blueprint dated January 17th, 1947

Work on the prospective heavy tank restarted by the end of 1946. The first results were demonstrated by AMX engineers in early 1947. The concept of a 50 ton medium tank did not change. The high power 90 mm gun and the turret that it was installed in remained unchanged.

The main difference was in the tank's chassis. The hull was lengthened from 6705 to 7413 mm due to an increased size of the driver's compartment. Thanks to this, the driver and radio operator received proper hatches in the hull roof. The longer hull also resulted in another road wheel being added. The upper front plate also received sloped cheeks, increasing the odds of a ricochet.

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Various variants of the tank's armour were proposed. With a 120 mm thick front, the tank's mass would be 55.5 tons. Because of this, the thick armour was rejected.

This decision wasn't caused by excessive concern for the driver and radio operator. Diagrams indicate that this was the designers' method of improving the center of mass. On the initial design, the turret was shifted forward, which could negatively impact the load on the road wheels.

On the other hand, at what cost was this optimal weight achieved? The front armour was reduced to 80 mm, and even then the estimated mass of this medium tank was 54 tons. A variant with 120 mm of armour that would increase the mass by only 1.5 tons was also explored, but it did not go further than just theory. The 80 mm front armour was finally approved.

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The AMX M4 looked like this in 1949. The project became more and more similar to the German Tiger II.

In 1947-48, the project was evaluated and re-evaluated in every conceivable way. By the beginning of 1949, designers were forced to admit that 54 tons was not the limit. According to revised estimates, the tank's mass was 54.6 tons, 13 of which were for the turret. The size of the new tank caught to to, and then exceeded, the Tiger II. Meanwhile, its armour was thinner than that of the Panther. Several variations of the AMX M4 were planned, including ones with much thicker armor. Of

The solution of the center of mass problem wasn't the end of this journey, but only one episode. 1949 brought radical changes to the design including an oscillating turret, culminating in the AMX 50 project.


Historical Gallery

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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
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China VIIIS-2 VIIIWZ-111 VIII110 VIII112 IXWZ-111 model 1-4 X113 XWZ-111 model 5A
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