AMX-13 (SS.11)

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General info

The AMX-13 (SS.11) in the garage.

The AMX-13 (SS.11) is a gift Rank IV French light tank with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance". After Update 1.81 "The Valkyries" this vehicle was removed from purchase. Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" saw the return of this vehicle for 7,480 Golden Eagles.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The AMX-13 is a flanker. This combined with the SS.11 ATGMs on board gives the ability to do two different styles. Either to zoom around (shoot’n’scoot) or stand far back and send missiles flying towards the enemies. In RB though, the missiles are controlled by WASD, making aiming a little bit more difficult. Furthermore, avoid getting shot at all cost! The armour might save you from 0.50 cals, but 14.5 mm and larger will destroy the vehicle in its entirety. Flanking is a viable option, done in the same way as M18, without the penetration needed for frontal armour.

Vehicle characteristics

The AMX-13 (SS.11) only difference from the AMX-13 light tank series is that rack of four deadly SS.11 missiles in the oscillating turret front. Everything else from the two protruding radio antennas to thee four smoke dischargers are quite identical to the original AMX-13 model.

Tactics

The AMX-13 (SS.11) is exceptionally fast and agile, but sacrifices armour to achieve this. Due to this, it's best to use this tank as either a hit-and-fade flanker or as a standoff sniper, especially with the SS.11 ATGMs onboard.

Try to get around areas that enemy tanks would not typically expect a light tank to be and wait in ambush position for enemy tanks to pass through. Due to being able to get a shot at the sides, the cannon should be used for the first shot, and especially so due to the auto-loading system able to load in rounds in about six seconds. Utilize the SS.11 missiles during these reload times to ensure that the enemy target is annihlated.

As a stand off sniper, don't be anywhere too near the front line where allies and enemies are duking it out. Try to stay around the corner, only peeking out a bit only to hit at an enemy not paying attention with the 75 mm cannon, or precision targeting with the SS.11 missiles. Take care not to hit any allies when firing the missiles from a distance.

Specific enemies worth noting

All tanks are noteworthy due to the thin armour on this light tank, but SPAA of all ranks are obvious threats to this vehicle. Beware of aircraft!

Counter-tactics

Cunning commanders of this tank will stick to the edges of the fight and relocate often, so be prepared to have to get into a sniper duel with this vehicle. Also, beware of the SS.11 ATGMs, which can shoot you around a corner or over a hill when commanded by a skillful opponent.

However, if you can get a shot at it, take it. There isn't much armour on the AMX-13 family, so any tank that could reasonably face off against the AMX13 (SS.11) should easily kill it.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Main cannon autoloader with 12 shots ready to go.
  • Nice cannon that will penetrate sides of other vehicles.
  • A total of four (4) SS.11 Missiles ready to go.
  • SS.11 penetrates 600 mm of 90 degrees RHA at any range.
  • SS.11 has a rather small dead zone of about 200 meters, more useful in closer engagements.
  • Mobile enough to flank.
  • AMX-13 low profile allows for easier concealability among terrain.
  • Has great acceleration to get up to speed.
  • Has four smoke dischargers, just in case.

Cons:

  • Cannon may not be reliable enough to penetrate vehicles from the front at this rank.
  • After the turret auto-loader is done, gun will not fire or reload until a ready rack is replenished.
  • Auto-loader means loaded rounds are homogeneous and lacking in flexibility, loading HE will offer 12 HE rounds only.
  • SS.11 still has a dead zone that makes it unusable in point-blank engagements.
  • Missiles are aimed with WASD movement keys, tank must be stopped when guiding missile to target (RB/SB).
  • Missile racks cover up a portion of the sight from the tank gunner's persepctive.
  • Non-existent armour, but will protect against the .50 cal M2.
  • Aerial strafing may penetrate through the roof armour
  • HESH (High Explosive Squash Head) and HE obliterates this vehicle.
  • SPAA can and will obliterate the AMX-13.
  • Three crew members in a cramped tank means easy one-hit kills and inability to take a loss without dip in combat efficiency.
  • Top speed is rather poor for a light tank.
  • Smoke discharger fire all at once, player will have to make the most of that one screen.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 75 mm SA50 L/57 cannon (36 rounds)
1 x 7.5 mm MAC 31 machine gun (4,950 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 75 mm SA50 L/57 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 36 Shells
  • Fire Rate: 12 shots per minute
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 13°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 17.9°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 45.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 75 mm SA50 L/57 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 36 Shells
  • Fire Rate: 12 shots per minute
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 13°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 17.9°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 45.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 75 mm SA50 L/57 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 36 Shells
  • Fire Rate: 12 shots per minute
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 13°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 17.9°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 45.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
POT-51A 168 163 140 110 95 82 APC 1,000 6.4 N/A N/A N/A ° 42° 27° 19°
75mm HE 10 10 10 10 10 10 HE 753 6.2 0.4 0.1 675 +0° 11° 10°
PCOT-51P 180 176 163 150 136 126 APCBC 1,000 6.4 N/A N/A N/A ° 42° 27° 19°
Ammo racks

Last updated: 1.77.2.170

Ammo racks of the AMX-13 SS.11.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
Recommendations Comments Visual
discrepancy
36 31 (+5) 27 (+9) 22 (+14) 17 (+19) 12 (+24) (+30) (+36) Center hull empty: 27 (+9) Rack #6 and #7 are ready racks for the autoloader. No

Secondary armament

1 x 7.5 mm MAC 31 machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver

Total: 3 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret base, Turret front)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm (67°) Front glacis
20-40 mm (5-50°) Lower glacis
20 mm 15 mm Top
15 mm (45°) Bottom
10 mm
5 mm Engine grille
Turret 40 mm (32-47°) Turret front
40 mm (12-41°) Turret base
40 mm (15-75°) Barrel shroud
20 mm (0-30°) Turret
20 mm (12-14°) Turret base
20 mm Turret bustle
20 mm (17-22°) Pivot ball
10 mm (77-90°) Turret underside
10 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 20 mm 10 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • 8 mm Structural steel firewall separates the driver from the engine.
  • The track and wheel on the front glacis offer about 15 mm structural steel thickness.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 15.5 ton

Max Speed: 67 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 418 hp @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 26.97 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 34°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 515 hp @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 33.22 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 43°
Weight: 15.5 ton

Max Speed: 60 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 239 hp @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 15.42 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 37°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 270 hp @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 17.42 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°
Weight: 15.5 ton

Max Speed: 60 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 239 hp @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 15.42 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 37°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 270 hp @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 17.42 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

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Icon-country-fra.png AMX-13 (SS.11)
Nation France
Type Light tank
Rank 4
Battle Rating
6.7
6.7
6.7

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
15,500 kg
34,172 lb
Number of Crew 3
Hull armour thickness
20/20/15/10 mm
0.79/0.79/0.59/0.39 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
418 hp
239 hp
239 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
515 hp
270 hp
270 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
26.97
27.40
15.42
15.67
15.42
15.67
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
33.22
33.76
17.42
17.70
17.42
17.70
Max speed
67 km/h
41 mph
60 km/h
37 mph
60 km/h
37 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 75 mm SA50 L/57 Cannon
Ammo stowage 36 rounds
Vertical guidance -6°/13°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.5 mm MAC 31 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 4,950 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Tertiary Weapon
4 x 164 mm SS.11 Anti-tank guided missile
Economy
Required RP N/A
Vehicle cost N/A
Crew training cost 10,000 SL
Max repair cost*
1,900 SL
3,080 SL
2,370 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
2d 11h
5d 01h
4d 18h
Free repair time (Upgraded)
19h 41m
1d 16h
1d 14h
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