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ELC_AMX (Stock)

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Totals
315000 Price
400 Hit Points
6.56 / 7.3 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
14/12/10Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
14/12/10Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
150 h.p.Engine Power
65 km/hSpeed Limit
36 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
110 Standard Shell Damage
74 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.3 Time for Complete Loading
44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
360 mView Range
300 mSignal Range
V
ELC AMX
315000
In 1956, the French Ministry of Defense launched the ELC (Engin Leger de Combat) project. The aim was to create a light vehicle for airborne transport. The ELС AMX prototype featured a low silouette and a turret placement of both crew members. The vehicle never saw mass production, nor entered service.

The ELC AMX is a French tier 5 light tank.

In 1956, the French Ministry of Defense launched the ELC (Engin Leger de Combat) project. The aim was to create a light tank for airborne transport. The ELС AMX prototype featured a low silhouette and a turret placement of both crew members. The vehicle never saw mass production, nor entered service.

The ELC AMX represents a rather dramatic reversal in French tank design philosophy. While the AMX 40 and prior tanks were slow, with weak guns, and heavily armored, the ELC is fast, well armed and lightly armored. While it has laughable armor, it is very fast and quite maneuverable and its high damage, high penetration 90mm gun makes it an awesome hit and run vehicle. Unlike most lights, however, it does not have a fully rotating turret, meaning circling enemies is much more difficult. It is very light and has a good engine, giving it amazing acceleration, with 37hp/t, and has no problem reaching its top speed of 65km/h and maintaining it. Use your maneuverability to your advantage, even if your turret can`t traverse all the way, you can still perform flanking maneuvers. Even if you survive a shot from an enemy tank, chances are, your tracks or engines are heavily damaged, your duty as a scout will end. Keep in mind, that even if your traverse modules are damaged, you can still become support, and in some (but not all) cases, flank (due to your high penetration on your top gun and your camo value.)

The ELC AMX is preceded by the AMX 40.

The ELC AMX leads to the AMX 12 t.

ELC AMX

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV AMX ELC bis 500 14/12/10 44 360
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 75 mm SA32 1520 74/91.4/38 110/110/175 13.95 0.46 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV SOFAM de 150 c 340 150 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV AMX ELC 1500 7.3 36
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III ER 52 0 300

ELC bis

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV AMX ELC bis 500 14/12/10 44 360
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 75 mm SA44 1400 100/129/38 110/110/175 13.95 0.43 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine V SOFAM 8 Gxb 400 250 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV AMX ELC 1500 7.3 36
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio V ER 53 0 360

ELC 90

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV AMX ELC bis 500 14/12/10 44 360
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 90 mm D. 915 1560 170/248/45 240/240/320 5 0.38 2.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine V SOFAM 8 Gxb 400 250 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V AMX ELC bis 1500 7.95 38
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio V ER 53 0 360

Compatible Equipment

Small Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 1 t Class
Improved Ventilation Class 1
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Strong Coffee
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Incredible mobility

Strong weapon 'hard' statistics

Very low silhouette

Extremely good camouflage value

Extremely high APCR penetration


Cons:

Very poor protection

Extremely limited traverse arc/depression

Poor view range

Low sustained damage output and very poor accuracy while on the move

Cannot fully rotate turret

Extremely light


Performance

Everything you've come to know about French tanks changes with this vehicle. You'll have to forget about the armor of the AMX 40, but for the first time you'll be able to move at high speed and use a great gun. In fact the ELC AMX has the highest damage and penetration of all tier 5s (excluding tank destroyers). Its ability to flank is limited because of its lack of a fully rotatable turret. The powerful derp of the 90mm gun is also limited by the excruciating aim time and slow reload. It also has a typically French poor gun depression and elevation, limiting the value as a sniping gun. Therefore, it is best used as a pure hit-and-run tank, almost flying into to an unsuspecting tank and firing when it is almost impossible to miss before fleeing away to reload and go for another pass. Never stop moving, for a stationary ELC is a dead ELC.

The 90mm cannon in its pseudo-turret allow it to challenge most heavy tanks form all angles, but also means that the ELC is ill-suited to challenging other light tanks in anything less than ideal conditions due to the fact the turret has worse traverse than many non-turreted TDs and even some artillery. However, the ELC can drive by distracted or isolated tanks to shoot them at point blank range to negate its poor gun handling, but this technique is risky.

Scouting is recommended in all tiers due to the extreme specialization of this vehicle. The size, weight, and play style of this tank are comparable to the French Renault UE 57 tank destroyer. Keep in mind of how hard it is to hit you, as it could be useful in many situations. Be prepared to help teammates out, by scouting, flanking, or drawing an enemy's attention away for an "easy kill." This tank MUST be coordinated with allies, let them know what you're trying to do before you do it, although you can proceed to what you NEED to do in hurry cases. Help allies out, and the battlefield would technically be your team's turf.

Avoid opposing fast mediums or same-tier light tanks- they have enough performance to challenge your small stature and speed, and your pseudo-turret will be of no benefit. Vehicles such as the Chaffee and the VK 16.02 Leopard will have sufficient performance to catch, chase and destroy you. In these cases, use your good power-weight ratio of 36.98 hp/ton to make rapid, unexpected changes in direction and your very small silhouette to avoid as much damage as possible long enough for your team to reach your position and destroy the assailants.

Due to its short height, the ELC can 'sidehug' a lot of tall tanks to make it impossible to hit, because many of these tanks do not have enough gun depression to reach it. However, this should be a last resort - your speed and camo are often more useful against such tanks. Ramming in an ELC is universally considered foolish, due to the extreme light weight and armor of the vehicle.


Historical Info

Prototypes of the AMX ELC were manufactured by GIAT Industries under the AMX (Ateliers de construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux) designation, however the vehicle was not mass produced and did not formally enter military service. The vehicle weighed 6 tons, with the driver and gunner located on either side of the 90mm D. 915 gun mounted on the turret. The gun had a shooting range of 360 degrees when immobile, and was limited to that of a conventional assault gun when in motion. The AMX ELC had a SOFAM 8 Gxb engine. Several models of the turret (AMX ELC bis) were tested on chassis manufactured from plans created by Hotchkiss. The vehicle's drive suspension featured four roadwheels and two top rollers on each side.[4] A new chassis began development in 1957, and was completed in 1961 under the designation of the ELC bis. The prototype is persevered at the Museum of Armour in Saumur.


Sources and External Links

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