The AMX-40 was a French prototype main battle tank developed by GIAT during the latter stages of the Cold War as an export tank to replace the failed AMX-32. Designed to be an inexpensive tank orientated towards militaries with smaller defence budgets, the AMX-40 featured a lightly armoured hull and good mobility reminiscent of previous French MBTs with a powerful 120 mm cannon.
The AMX 40 Cavalry was designed as a medium tank, modelled along very futuristic lines. Its rounded hull offers only oblique surfaces; the undercarriage consists of four road wheels which was very modern for a 1940s tank. Its general hullform resembles that of postwar tanks.
120 mm GIAT CN120-25 G1 cannonWeapon 1. 40 roundsAmmunition. 7°, 20°Vertical guidance. 20 mm M693 automatic cannonWeapon 2. 800 roundsAmmunition. 500 roundsBelt capacity. 740 shots/minFire rate. 7°, 40°Vertical guidance. 2 mm AAN-F1 machine gunWeapon 3. 2 150 roundsAmmunition. 100 roundsBelt capacity. 900 shots/minFire rate.
AMX 40 – Ape. Label: Whampire Dance – 1020003-2. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. 3 recorded and mixed by Carlos Peron based on an early tape by AMX 40 full analog treatment. Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat.
Initially, the vehicle was to have a wheeled caterpillar propulsion system. The blueprint of the vehicle was created but in July 1940 work was discontinued. IIAMX 38 VIIILorraine 40 t →.
AMX 40Tier IV French Light Tank.
AMX-40 prototype at the Musée des Blindés at Saumur.
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