AMX-30B2

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General info

The AMX-30B2 in the garage.

The AMX-30B2 is a Rank VI French medium tank with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

French AMX-30B2 needs to be played more carefully than its other NATO counterparts such as the M60A1 (A0S) or the Leopard A1A1 due to the lack of a stabilizer, hence making firing on the move and/or after short stop more risky than if you were playing a T-62 in the case of a sudden frontal encounter. As a result the French AMX-30B2 is the best played as a second line support tank, a long range sniper or a flanker. You cannot expect to drive straight into battle and come out victorious in this tank.

Vehicle characteristics

The vehicle follows the conventional western tank design of the mid Cold War with four crew members and a 105 mm gun. It has good armour on the UFP that can bounce some weaker shells but the sides, rear and top are very weak, making the vehicle highly vulnerable to air attacks and SPAA fire even from a distance. It has good acceleration, mobility, and firepower. Its turret resembles that of the T-54 series from the sides due to its rounded shape, so be careful in SB and check twice before firing at this tank because you may kill your ally if you do not pay enough attention... This can prove both to be an up and a downside depending on who's actually making the mistake.

This vehicle has the particularity to throw the usual 7.62 or .50 co-axial MG away for a powerful rapid firing 20 mm autocanon that can be elevated up to 40° that fires HEIT and APIT projectiles with a penetration up to 40 mm at close range and against straight armor. This weapon is very useful to deal with light ennemy tanks that are rushing you since this gun will simply wreck them, especially if they show their flanks. This gun is also very effective at taking down attacking aircraft that would be crazy enough to rush straight at you or pass you by at low altitude and low speed. At last, this gun can destroy walls, trees and every obstacles you may encounter. The AMX-30B2 also has an unmatched firepower at it's BR. Its 105 mm gun fires both the OCC 105 G1 shell found on the first AMX-30, but also the dreaded and powerful OFL 105 F1 which is nothing less than the most powerful APFSDS shell in the BR bracket. This shell and the lack of a stabilizer simply tells you all about this tank, just like in real life where it used it's superior detection and acquisition devices to engage and destroy targets from afar, you should simply do the same in the game by staying back and supporting your team from afar using your laser rangefinder and your powerful APFSDS to outrange and delete enemies from a distance.

Note : It's interesting to note that the AMX 30B2 is currently the only tank that can penetrate the IS-7 on it's whole frontal profile reliably and thus even at long ranges.

Tactics

This tank is, above everything, a sniper tank. The lack of a stabilizer will restrict your playstyle on most city or clustered maps. In these kinds of environment, you will have to play much more slowly and carefully than the other tanks because most tanks amongst other nations come with a stabilizer such as the Cheiftain, the T-62 or the T-10M. Just advance slowly and try to be as much aware of your surroundings as you can be because this will prove to be a real life saver in this kind of environment. You can also simply lay ambushes to your enemy by patiently waiting for someone to come in front of your gun, kill this enemy and quickly relocate using the tank's good mobility.

On big maps however, this tank can unleash all of its potential as the lack of a stabilizer won't be a problem on big maps, find a good location with a clear line-of-sight of commonly used routes to the capture zones and use the binoculars as well as the laser rangefinder to snipe your enemies from long distance, they simply wont be able to return fire soon or well enough before a final blow (if it's not done already) achieved through a AMX-30B2's perfectly ranged and aimed shot.

To sum it short, this tank plays very differently than other MBTS from all nations. It's not as versatile or flexible as other vehicles, but is extremely good at what it does the best due to top notch gun and ammunition as well as range-finding device.

Specific enemies worth noting

Every stabilized tank can prove extremely dangerous to you in CQC. Also due to your lack of armour, any tank you can encounter in your BR bracket can and will penetrate you frontally if they lay their gun on you. The best method is often to avoid direct combat or, if you have to do it, make sure that you will do it where you'll have the advantage also known as range.

German cannon CAS is also the bane of this tank due to its very thin roof armour. If a player decides to hop into their Me 262 A1/U4 for a payback, it'd be very wise to find a hard cover or a very dense forest in the next 30 seconds because 30 and/or 30 mm canons loaded with AP shells will be on their way with the AMX-30B2 as a priority target.

Counter-tactics

A good AMX-30B2 player can be hard to beat especially on big maps. The gun and the ammunition of this vehicle coupled with it's range finder will make getting the upper hand in a static sniping battle difficult. if you are also equipped with a laser rangefinder then, it's all up to your own skills to survive... AMX 30B2 do not move a lot around the battlefield as they lack a stabilizer and are sniper/support tank. If you spot one that is not aware of you, you can surely destroy it with a nice shot. If he is aware of you, try to find another route to get it from the side or the back but do not attempt to outmanoeuver it in a too obvious way because the AMX-30B2 is mobile and with a very good turret rotation and you might be the one that is outmanoeuvered in the end. If you encounter an AMX-30B2 while both on the move and if you are equipped with a stabilizer then you have all the chances in the world to come out victorious, keep on driving and destroy it as he will struggle to stop to get his gun on you.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very powerful 105 mm APFSDS.
  • Fast turret traverse system.
  • Big ready rack allowing a good sustained RoF of 9 shots per minute
  • Coaxial 20 mm autocannon with 40° of elevation to deal with thinly armoured vehicles and CAS aircrafts.
  • Good survivability when being hit in the turret front as the massive 105 breech and the 20 mm breech will absorb a lot of damages.
  • Smoke shells and grenades are available.
  • Average -8 degree gun depression.
  • Laser rangefinder being a great help to snipe over long distances accurately.

Cons:

  • No stabilizers, which restricts the playstyle of the vehicle.
  • Inadequate hull armour against other Rank VI vehicles.
  • 15-20 mm roof armour can be exploited by aerial attacks.
  • high cupola that can be exploited by enemies when behind a cover.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 105 mm CN-105-F1 cannon (47 rounds)
1 x 20 mm M693 automatic cannon (1,000 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm AAN-F1 machine gun (2,000 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 105 mm CN-105-F1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 47 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 17.9°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 11.1s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 105 mm CN-105-F1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 47 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 17.9°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 11.1s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 105 mm CN-105-F1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 47 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 17.9°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 11.1s (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%
OCC 105 F1 400 400 400 400 400 400 HEAT 1,000 11 0.0 0.1 1,020 +0° 62° 69° 73°
OE 105 F1 Mle.60 25 25 25 25 25 25 HE 700 12 0.1 0.1 2,000 +0° 79° 80° 81°
OFL 105 F1 348 346 342 340 332 326 APFSDS 1,525 3.8 N/A N/A N/A ° 78° 80° 81°
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
OFPH 105 F1 Smoke 700 11 20 5 25 50
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the AMX-30B2.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
50 XX (X+)  (+)  (+) (+49) Turret empty:  () no

Secondary armament

1 x 20 mm M693 automatic cannon (1,000 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm AAN-F1 machine gun (2,000 rounds)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver

Total: 4 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull roof, Hull sides)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 79 mm (57-68°), 50 mm (52-76°) Front glacis
79 mm (0-57°), 30 mm (75°) Lower glacis
35-57 mm (0-35)
30 mm Bottom
25 mm (70°) Belly
30 mm (10°) Top
30 mm Center
25 mm (70°) Bottom
15 mm
8 mm Engine grille
Turret 30-150 mm (0-79°) Gun mantlet
30 mm (61-75°) Turret front top
41.5 mm (19-47°) 30 mm (1-64°)
20 mm (54-64°) Turret underside
20 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 60 mm 20 mm

Notes:

Engine & mobility

Weight: 37.0 ton

Max Speed: 72 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 1054 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 28.49 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 27°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 37.0 ton

Max Speed: 65 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 601 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.24 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 30°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 37.0 ton

Max Speed: 65 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 601 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.24 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 30°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal drive, OFPH 105 F1
II Suspension, Brake system FPE Adjustment of fire, OFL 105 F1
III Filters Crew replenishment Elevation mechanism, Smoke grenade
IV Transmission, Engine Artillery support, Rangefinder

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

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

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-fra.png AMX-30B2
Nation France
Type Medium tank
Rank 6
Battle Rating
8.3
8.3
8.3

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
37,000 kg
81,571 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
79/30/30/15 mm
3.11/1.18/1.18/0.59 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
1,054 hp
601 hp
601 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
____ hp
680 hp
680 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
28.49
28.94
16.24
16.50
16.24
16.50
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
18.38
18.67
18.38
18.67
Max speed
72 km/h
45 mph
65 km/h
40 mph
65 km/h
40 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 105 mm CN-105-F1 Cannon
Ammo stowage 47 rounds
Vertical guidance -8°/20°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 20 mm M693 Autocannon
Ammo stowage 1,000 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Vertical guidance -8°/40°
1 x 7.62 mm AAN-F1 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 2,000 rounds
Mount Pintle mount
Vertical guidance -10°/45°
Horizontal guidance -120°/120°
Economy
Required RP 390,000 RP
Vehicle cost 1,000,000 SL
Crew training cost 290,000 SL
Max repair cost*
3,500 SL
4,300 SL
4,100 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
5d 15h
11d
10d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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