Char léger d'accompagnement 1939 R

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General info

The 'R.39 in the garage.

The Char léger d'accompagnement 1939 R (Light support tank 1939 R) is a Rank I French light tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance". Although it is a "light tank", the R.39 feels pretty cumbersome in every way: slow reload speed, low max speed and bad acceleration. It actually feels more like an heavy tank...without the benefits of heavy armour. This tank's design is very reminiscent of other rank 1 French tanks, hence, players should be used to a subpar gun, "heavy" armour and low mobility.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

As with any French rank 1 vehicle, follow your allies and effectively be a support tank. With your low max speed, your role is very limited in the battlefield and resumes as such: stick to the frontline and try to avoid being shot at.

Vehicle characteristics

Armour:

With good armour thickness and surprising hull angles, this tank can take some beating at a distance, provided you do not get a lucky shot in the turret ring or that you face a heavy-hitting gun. This should get you into effective combat ranges (500 - m) in relative safety. The most obvious weakspot is its turret flat left side, which is only 45 mm thick and badly angled, this makes hull-down position ineffective.

With its heavy side armour, one should use angles at its advantages and angle it at about 35° while facing opponents. Such an angling gives about 60 mm of effective thickness for 80% of the exposed area.

In an ambush position, this tank could face its opponents backwards (engine deck first). This unusual tactic could confuse enemies for a moment and provide extra protection as your engine may absorb shots. This will also decrease the chances of a lucky penetration : if turret is facing enemy, almost 90% of exposed surfaces have ~60 + mm of LoS thickness. If danger gets too high, you could give it the gas and "fly" away in forward motion.

Firepower:

This is not the best gun, but it can actually do some damage at reasonable ranges. Bear in mind its long reload time (for the BR)and back up into cover between shots. One should be an experimented tanker in order to use the most out of this gun as its post-penetration damage is poor: snipe crew members and modules one at a time. Avoid being too close to the front line as your slow reload speed makes multi-target engagement difficult. Your turret slewing rate is also an issue since you'll not be able to react in time to flanking opponents.

Mobility:

This is this tank's biggest weakness: while it does not like long-range engagements and needs to close-up with its foes in order to damage them, its very low speed will always leave it far behind its allies. With its narrow tracks and poor power ratio (8.09 HP/ton), the R.39 hates being taken out in the mud as its speeds fall drastically. 20 km/h forward and -3 km/h backwards is all you'll get from this struggling 73 HP engine. Plan your moves in advance and do not stay too near to the front line as a successful retreat is hard to achieve with such a slow tank.

Tactics

Support:

This is the intended role for this tank. As described in the "Vehicle characteristics" section, the R.39 should be held close to the frontline and provide covering fire for its allies. As this tank is slow, it means that it should never lead an assault. Go in with your allies and fall back with them.

Ambusher:

If your team gets destroyed and/or they flee their position, there you should not run with them as you will always be left behind by your faster allies. Instead, find yourself a narrow spot and wait for the enemy to go by. Shoot at them only if necessary as this tank performs poorly in multi-targets engagements. Use the "rearwards angling" tactics described in the "Armour" section earlier.

Specific enemies worth noting

Slow reload time and poor post-penetration damages means it's hard to kill your foes, this task gets even harder at distances. Here is a list of most enemies you will be able to snipe without worrying too much.

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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
LVT(A)(1)
M13 MGC
M3 GMC
Pz.35(t)
Pz.38(t) A
Panzerjäger I
Flakpanzer I
Flakpanzer 38(t) Gepard
Pz.III B
BT-5
BT-7
T-26
T-26-4
SU-5-1
4M GAZ-AAA
DShK GAZ AAA
Tetrarch Mk I
Daimler AC Mk.II
Type 94
Ta-Se
N/A AMC.34 YR
AMC.35 (ACG.1)
AMR.35 ZT3
P4T AA

Counter-tactics

Do not fire at the gun area, try to aim at the driver's port or turret ring instead. Any tank with more than 35 mm of frontal armour thickness can angle itself and be impervious to this tank at any range greater than 100m.

Tanks with high mobility will like close-quarter fights with this slow-moving target as they can easily encircle it while keeping out of the firing line: the R.39 has poor turret rotation and hull turning, use it to your advantage.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Tiny profile
  • Tiny tank
  • Has one of the best French gun at rank 1
  • Has decent sloped hull armour
  • Has a very thick gun mantlet area: 10mm gun shield + 45 mm armour + 20 mm internal shield.
  • Thick sides allows for heavy angling
  • MAC 31 coaxial MG

Cons:

  • Only one choice of ammunition.
  • That one choice has no explosive filler
  • Only two crewmembers, one knocked out means tank destroyed.
  • Extremely low speed
  • Thin turret ring
  • Slow reload speed
  • Only 2 crew members in a cramped position (easy to one-shot)
  • Bad cross-country and hill-climbing ability
  • Awful reverse speed of -3 km/h

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 37 mm SA38 L/33 cannon (58 rounds)
1 x 7,5 mm MAC 31 machine gun (1,800 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 37 mm SA38 L/33 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 58 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 12°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 7.8s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 37 mm SA38 L/33 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 58 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 12°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 7.8s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 37 mm SA38 L/33 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 58 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 12°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 7.8s (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%
Mle1938 47 44 37 28 20 17 APC 705 0.7 N/A N/A N/A ° 42° 27° 19°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the R.39
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
58 45 (+13) (+57) Turret empty:  () Yes

Secondary armament

1 x 7.5 mm MAC 31 machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Driver

Total: 2 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 32 mm (13-64°) Front plate
22 mm (73-74°), 32 mm (24-26°) Front glacis
32 mm (0-74°) Lower glacis
32 mm (23°) Driver’s plate
40 mm (1-33°)
40 mm (1-2°)
40 mm (24-30°) Top
40 mm (9-32°) Bottom
25 mm
5 mm Engine grille
Turret 45 + 25 mm (5°) Turret front
45 mm (28-30°) Left side
25 mm (10-19°) Gun mantlet
40 mm (1-27°) 40 mm (8-63°) 25 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 40 mm 40 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, bogies, and tracks are all 15 mm thick.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 11.0 ton

Max Speed: 22.2 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 89 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 8.09 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 11.0 ton

Max Speed: 20 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 73 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 6.64 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 11.0 ton

Max Speed: 20 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 73 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 6.64 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

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 R.39
Nation France
Type Light tank
Rank 1
Battle Rating 1.3

   Metric✓       Imperial   

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Characteristics
Weight
11,000 kg
24,251 lb
Number of Crew 2
Hull armour thickness
32/40/40/25 mm
1.26/1.57/1.57/0.98 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
89 hp
73 hp
73 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
__ hp
__ hp
__ hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
8.09
8.22
6.64
6.74
6.64
6.74
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
__.__
__.__
__.__
__.__
Max speed
22.2 km/h
13.8 mph
20.0 km/h
12.4 mph
20.0 km/h
12.4 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 37 mm SA38 Cannon
Ammo stowage 58 rounds
Vertical guidance -8°/12°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.5 mm MAC 31 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 1,800 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP 4,000 RP
Vehicle cost 2,100 SL
Crew training cost 600 SL
Max repair cost*
270 SL
400 SL
390 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
12m
25m
25m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
__m
__m
__m
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