AMX-13 DCA 40

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General info

The AMX-13 DCA 40 in the garage.

The AMX-13 DCA 40 (Atelier de Construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux, char de 13 t, défense contre avions, canon de 40 mm: Issy-les-Moulineaux construction bureau, 13 ton tank, anti-air defense, 40 mm gun) is a Rank IV French self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance". It is a clear improvement to its predecessor in all domains, combining two good things to make them even better: the AMX-13's chassis and an improved Bofors cannon (The 40 mm Mle 51 T1 cannon is a French version of the usual 40mm Bofors AA gun).

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

This SPAA is quite versatile as it can take down both tanks and planes with mitigated efficiency. It has an auto-cannon that does not fires fast enough to engage planes efficiently nor does it penetrates enough to shred tanks. As it is, this SPAA is good for front line use: providing cover for incoming ground attackers to its allies while also securing flanks from fast-movers.

Vehicle characteristics

An AMX-13 chassis, a classic of French post-war technology has been modified to fit SPAA role. This specific chassis has some variants over the usual ones : an enlarged turret ring and with it some extra storage boxes, both extend sideways over the tracks. This tank is quite recognizable for its large box-shaped turret over its chassis.

Armour:

This tank has 20 mm of armour, all around, barely angled but for the UFP, this won't protect it from antitank rounds nor from autocannon fire but it can certainly deflect poorly-aimed HMG bursts, but not for too long. If taking too long bursts (or if the enemy gets too close), some bullets may find their way through the two large holes in the turret front, near the gun area (there is also two smaller holes in the turret's back). In sum, this tank's armour is not to be trusted with, but it will save you from stray bullets and medium to long range MG/HMG fire.

Mobility:

French ground forces commanders should be used to the AMX-13 chassis as it is also the basis for the only rank III French light tank. With its turret being a little bit heavier and its engine 31 hp less powerful, this tank is slower than the usual AMX-13. It can still carry its user wherever it wants, as long as the situation does not require fast escape maneuvers: with only -6 km/h backwards, it is hard to retreat fast enough.

Firepower:

This is this vehicle's main appeal: its gun. Being twice as fast-firing as its predecessor makes it easier to get planes down, but you will still have to aim, thought: this gun has pinpoint accuracy and almost no felt recoil. As for engaging tanks, with only 76 mm max penetration, you will start to struggle firing at most enemies since their frontal armour is strong enough to block most incoming 40 mm rounds. The real fun with this autocannon lies in shredding light tanks and SPAAs with 4-rounds bursts.

Tactics

Good at engaging both tanks and planes, its versatile belts allows this vehicle to switch roles in a split second.

SPAA use:

Pre-aim your gun in the predicted direction of your target: the DCA-40 has a bit of a slow turret traverse for an SPAA. It is easier to aim at targets coming towards you: stay with your team and fire when the plane is ~500 m away: an hitting round will shred it in no time. Any other SPAA tactics apply normally to this vehicle.

Front-line use:

Do not engage tanks frontally: prefer lateral engagements, surprise your foes. If it happens that the enemy team is composed of medium/light tanks, there is a great chance that you can get some kills from them, be sure to have an escape route as any tank noticing you counters those flanking maneuvers. Heavy tanks at this BR are usually very hard to get trough, even from the side, engage only at risk. A more conservative way to play is to stay a few meters behind the front-line and spot flanking tanks while also watching the skies.

Specific enemies worth noting

Since most tanks are too thick to penetrate at standard combat ranges, this AA cannot be used as a "tank hunter" as its predecessor was. There are still targets light enough for it to shoot at, though. Here is a list of some of them:

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USA
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Germany
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USSR
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Britain
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Japan
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Italy
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France
M10 GMC
M24 Chaffee
M18 Hellcat
M15 CGMC
M36 GMC
M19 GMC
8.8 cm Flak 37 (Sfl.)
Dicker Max
Nashorn
Waffenträger
Sturer Emil
Wirbelwind
Ostwind
72-K GAZ MM
BTR-152A
94-KM ZIS-12
ZUT-37
29-K
ASU-57
ZIS-43
PT-76
ZSU-37
Crusader AA Mk I,Mk.II
Charioteer Mk VII
17-pdr M10 Achilles
M24 SDF
Na-To
So-Ki
M41 SDF
M42 Duster SDF
P 26/40 "Leoncello" (rare) AMX 13/75 (FL-11)
GMC CCKW-353 (40 mm Bofors)
AMX 13/75,(SS.11)
Lorraine 40t
AMX 13 DCA/40
M10 GMC

Counter-tactics

Any tank should be able to destroy this vehicle at this BR. Avoid showing sides/staying for too long into its fire: some shots may find a sweet spot and damage you. If driving a light tank, when encountering this tank, disable its firing capacity first, then finish it off.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good top speed.
  • Fast reload.
  • Fires twice as fast as its predecessor (240 rpm).
  • Shells have a higher velocity compared to the standard Bofors 40mm, making it easier to find hits.
  • Fast elevation speed.
  • +85° elevation angle.
  • Wide tracks for such a light chassis.
  • UFP sloped at 67° may bounce some shots.
  • 5 mm thick turret basket act as leg protection for the crew (from HMG fire).
  • Often one-shots planes.
  • Each belt has both HE-T and AP-T ammo inside (great for multipurpose roles).
  • Decent reverse speed.
  • Gun is hard to overheat.

Cons:

  • Turret is literally an ammo rack.
  • Bad gun depression.
  • Loader is exposed to MG fire.
  • No coaxial armament.
  • Struggles to reach its top speed.
  • Vulnerable to HMG fire.
  • Fairly low fire rate, making it is hard to hit planes.
  • Most enemies that it faces are no longer vulnerable to side shots.
  • Slow Turret rotation.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 40 mm Mle51 T1 cannon (404 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 40 mm Mle51 T1 cannon (404 rounds)
  • Ammunition Capacity: 404 Shells (4 rounds per magazine)
  • Fire rate: 240 rounds per minute
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: +85°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 19.5°/s (Stock), 26,9/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 0.5s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 40 mm Mle51 T1 cannon (404 rounds)
  • Ammunition Capacity: 404 Shells (4 rounds per magazine)
  • Fire rate: 240 rounds per minute
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: +85°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 19.5°/s (Stock), 22.9°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 0.5s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 40 mm Mle51 T1 cannon (404 rounds)
  • Ammunition Capacity: 404 Shells (4 rounds per magazine)
  • Fire rate: 240 rounds per minute
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: +85°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 19.5°/s (Stock), 22.9°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 0.5s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Belt Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
Default AP-T, HE-T (4x) 76 74 62 45 33 24 AP-T, HEFI-T 1025, 1005 0,86 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
40mm HE-T 3 x AP-T, HE-T 76 74 62 45 33 24 AP-T, HEFI-T 1025, 1005 0.86 0.2 0.1 28° 21° 17°
40mm AP-T 3 x HE-T, AP-T 76 74 62 45 33 24 AP-T, HEFI-T 1025, 1005 0.88 N/A N/A -1° 43° 30° 15°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the AMX-13 DCA 40
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
101 92 (+9) 84 (+17) 76 (+25) 56 (+45) 40 (+61) 20 (+81) 12 (+89) (+93) (+101) Turret empty:  () no

Crew

Total: 4

  • Driver
  • Loader
  • Gunner
  • Commander

Armour

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm (67°) 20 mm (0-15°) 15 mm (0-58°) 10 mm
Turret 20 mm (25°) 20 mm (15°) 20 mm (1°) N/A

Notes:
Turret:

  • Turret frontal armour is split in two by gun.
  • Round hole below gun hole in front of the turret.
  • Two small holes in the turret's back armour
  • Turret ring is 10 mm thick.
  • Gun breech is 300 mm thick.
  • Turret basket is 5 mm thick.
  • Gun barrel is 20 mm thick.

Hull:

  • Hull has extra 4 mm boxes in some places.
  • 40 mm @ 0-33° LFP.
  • Extra 10 mm from tracks and wheel on the upper front plate.
  • Tracks are 15 mm thick.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 15.5 ton

Max Speed: 65 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 302 @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 19,48 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 35°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 44°
Weight: 15.5 ton

Max Speed: 60 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 239 @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 15,42 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 37°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 15.5 ton

Max Speed: 60 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 239 @ 3199 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 15,42 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 37°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

Parts should be first, then go for horizontal turret drive, it will drastically increase its killing potential.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Vehicle ] AMX-13 DCA 40: Anti-Air Tank

References


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Icon-country-fra.png AMX-13 DCA 40
Nation France
Type SPAA
Rank 4
Battle Rating
4.7
4.7
4.7

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
15,500 kg
34,172 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
20/20/15/10 mm
0.79/0.79/0.59/0.39 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
302 hp
239 hp
239 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
270 hp
270 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
19.48
19.80
15.42
15.67
15.42
15.67
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
17.42
17.70
17.42
17.70
Max speed
65 km/h
41 mph
60 km/h
37 mph
60 km/h
37 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 40 mm Mle51 T1 Autocannon
Ammo stowage 404 rounds
Vertical guidance -5°/85°
Economy
Required RP 40,000 RP
Vehicle cost 150,000 SL
Crew training cost 43,000 SL
Max repair cost*
5,100 SL
1,000 SL
1,400 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
2d 15h
1d 12h
1d 12h
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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