AMC.34 YR

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Automitrailleuse de Combat AMC.34 YR
fr_amc_34.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
2 peopleCrew
Mobility
9.7 tWeight
4 forward
4 back
Gear box
Armament
47 mm SA34 L/30 cannonWeapon 1
76 roundsAmmunition
-8° / 12°Vertical guidance
verticalStabilizer
1 800 roundsAmmunition
150 roundsBelt capacity
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
freeCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage AMC.34 YR.jpg


The Automitrailleuse de Combat AMC.34 YR (Combat machinegun-car) is a reserve rank I French light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance". It features a well-armoured turret on a fragile chassis and a subpar SA34 L/30 cannon as the main armament. This is the best as French reserve tanks get...

Being not so fast, not so well-armoured and not so powerful, this tank is clearly not one to be bold with. Any other reserve tank you may encounter has a canon that penetrates about 150% more than yours and can fire twice as fast, so never engage an enemy head-on. Instead, as with most rank 1 French vehicles, stick with the team and follow flanking manoeuvres. Do not go out in an open field since your armour cannot protect you from incoming shots, your cannon cannot reliably engage an enemy, and your mobility does not allow for dodging. At best, this tank is a support brawler; at worse, it is a decoy for the enemy to shoot a round of ammunition at.

This tank's turret is its best attire: thick, sloped, and small. It is nearly invincible in a hull-down position. Otherwise, any penetrating frontal shot has a good chance to one-shot you: on the left side, a big ammo-rack can be easily detonated while on the right side, your only 2 crew members are all lined-up. Its mobility is "Not the best but still good" in terms of characterization. With about 15 HP/ton, it can carry its user to a good position.

Firepower is the main worry of early French tanks: they are subpar. With at most 45 mm of penetration at point-blank ranges, poor ballistics and an awful reload time, this is one of the worst reserve main armament. This gun is best used in assisting allied flanking manoeuvres and close-quarter engagements.

General info

Survivability and armour

The AMC.34 YR fits all definitions of a light tank. It has very little armour and very little space - it can't take a shot. When looking at it frontally, the AMC.34 YR has a big ammo rack on the left, and both crew members on the right, meaning that any shot that penetrates will almost certainly destroy the tank. When looking side-on, the AMC.34 YR has two other ammo racks in the middle, and right behind those, there are crew members (if any of them are taken out, the tank is destroyed); the only way that this tank can survive when shot side-on is if the enemy shoots too far back, where there's only a single fuel tank. However, with short reloads at rank I, the enemy is likely to reload in-time to finish the job.

Generally, the AMC.34 YR can't get shot, if it does - it is destroyed. This is easier to accomplish in realistic battles, where bushes can be used as cover, as well as buildings. However, in arcade battles, the AMC.34 YR has to be played extremely carefully and the player should expect the enemies to know their exact location.

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm (18-24°) Front plate
10 mm (88°), 20 mm (29°) Front glacis
20 mm (41°) Lower glacis
18 mm 10 mm (22-44°) Top
10 mm (24°) Bottom
10 mm
Turret 35 mm Turret front
35 mm (0-70°) Gun mantlet
56 mm (0-62°) Machine gun cover
35 mm (0-22°) 35 mm (22-26°)
38 mm (22°) Turret hatch
30 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 35 mm 30 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, bogies, and tracks are 15 mm thick
  • Turret ring is 10 mm thick

Mobility

The AMC.34 YR is one of the more mobile rank I French tanks. It can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h when on hard, flat ground and it turns rather well. However, its speed can't be used to avoid enemy fire, since the maps at this rank are quite small, and usually, enemies are still able to align their shots due to very short reload speeds. Nevertheless, the player should move around the map when playing the AMC.34 YR, especially in realistic battles. If the enemies don't know your position, they can't shoot you - and you can't take any chances.

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
9.7 N/A 45 (AB)
40 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 130 160
Realistic/Simulator 106 120
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 13.40 16.49
Realistic/Simulator 10.93 12.37

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: SA34 L/30 (47 mm)
47 mm SA34 L/30
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
76 -8°/+12° ±180° Vertical
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 14.95 20.69 __.__ __.__ 29.55
Realistic 9.34 10.99 __.__ __.__ 15.70
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
7.80 __.__ __.__ 6.00
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Mle1892G APHE 27 25 20 14 11 8
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Mle1892G APHE 450 1.5 1.2 6.0 50 ° 47° 60° 65°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the AMC.34 YR.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
76 52 (+24) 24 (+52) (+75) no

Machine guns

Main article: MAC 31 (7.5 mm)
7.5 mm MAC 31
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
1,800 (150) 1,350 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

Play carefully. The AMC.34 YR is the opposite of survivable, so you can't get shot, at all. Your gun will struggle to penetrate early Italian tanks and some German tanks, which you will encounter the most, so learn the weak spots and flank. Below are some strategies that may help you out when operating the AMC.34 YR:

Hull-down:
  • With its thickest armour being on the turret, this tank performs fairly well in ambush positions near a choke-point: find yourself a rock, trench or hill and poke your turret out. You should have a good view of the battlefield while bouncing most incoming rounds, although don't take your chances and use cover to hide from the enemies. Even if you found a good spot, reposition every now and then since you will be spotted and dealt with in no time.
Support:
  • Assisting your allies will be your best use of this tank, whether by breaking tracks/guns of your enemies or by scouting and marking enemies on the map (or calling them out in the chat). Do try to steal targets from your allies, since its the best you can do. However, do keep in mind that your penetration and reload time are awful, never engage anything alone, or without cover nearby, since you will likely be destroyed.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has APHE shell (Mle1892G)
  • Turret is well armoured and angled
  • MAC 31 machine gun as coaxial MG is good
  • Tiny target
  • Best French reserve tank so far...

Cons:

  • Has bad penetration values
  • Reload time is twice as slow as any other reserve tanks
  • Bad speed
  • Hull armour is only 20 mm thick and flat
  • Turret ring is only 30 mm thick
  • Only 2 crew members are lined up and cramped: easy to one-shot
  • Huge ammo racks are easy to detonate

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France light tanks
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