|This page is about the light tank AML-90 (Israel). For other versions, see AML-90 (Family).|
The AML-90 is a rank IV Israeli light tank with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB) and 7.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change".
Survivability and armour
The AML-90 (Israel) lacks protection against heavy machine gun fire and is susceptible to damage by light machine gun fire. The crew is located in a rather small compartment, making the armoured car prompt to being knocked out by a single shot from almost any direction. It is also vulnerable to overpressure, meaning chemical energy ammunition will take out your vehicle regardless of where they impact. A kinetic energy ammunition can damage your AML through the projectile itself or the spalling generated but the inflicted damages are lesser and has a higher chance to knock out the crew members or critical modules than to destroy the vehicle. It should be noted that the thin armour has a chance to not activate fused shells like APHE, APCBC, etc, although it will trigger HEAT, HEATFS, HE and ATGM.
- Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret)
- Structural steel (mudguards, storage boxes)
- Wheel (tires)
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 10 mm (51°) Upper glacis
10 mm (17°) Upper glacis
| 10 mm (4°) Front half
10 mm (6°) Rear half
| 10 mm Upper plate
10 mm (46°) Upper glacis
10 mm (20°) Lower glacis
| 10 mm (40°) Front glacis |
10 mm (44°) Rear glacis
|Turret|| 12 mm (30°) Turret front
12 mm (8°) Gun mantlet
| 10 mm (17-21°)
10 mm Viewports
|10 mm (16°)|| 10 mm (16°) Front part |
10 mm Rear part
8 mm Gunner hatch
|Cupola||8 mm (spherical)|
- Wheels are 10 mm thick and a spare wheel covers the left side of the hull.
- Storage boxes and mudguards are 5 mm thick.
- The belly is 8 mm thick.
- The gun barrel is 20 mm thick.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|90 mm DEFA F1||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|OE 90 F1||HE||13||13||13||13||13||13|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|OE 90 F1||HE||640||10.45||0||0.1||945||79°||80°||81°|
|Smoke shell characteristics|
| Screen radius
| Screen deploy
| Screen hold
| Explosive mass|
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|20||17 (+3)||11 (+9)||6 (+14)||1 (+19)||No|
- Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
- Racks 3 and 4 are first stage ammo racks. They total 10 shells and get filled first when loading up the tank.
- These racks are also emptied early: the rack depletion order at full capacity is: 3 - 4 - 1 - 2.
- Simply not firing when the gun is loaded will move ammunition from rack 1 then 2 into ready rack 4 then 3. Firing will interrupt the restocking of the ready racks.
|7.62 mm A-A-F1N|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Is very short and narrow, can effectively hide itself and squeeze in-between tanks while fighting in a city
- High speed on road (~50-80 km/h), faster than tracked light tanks like M41A1, can sometimes rush through enemy fire while taking superficial damage
- 90 mm HEATFS is lethal thanks to its high penetration. Can go through almost all common tanks like Leopard 1 or T-44, although it will sometimes fail to do damage to tanks like T32E1
- -18 km/h reverse speed can pull it out of a dangerous situation rather quickly
- Smoke grenades can conceal the vehicle when needed
- Stable hull, driving at maximum speed on flat terrain does not affect accuracy too much
- Cannon itself isn't stabilised in any way, needs significant amount of time to aim after driving over a hill or any slope (particularly with the low "targeting" crew skill)
- Must be used without expert crew against elite crews of other nations, making it instantly inferior to the same tank of other nations at first
- Armour is so poor that even German 7.92 mm can penetrate it at close range, laughably easy to destroy with HMG even over long range, especially from the side
- HEATFS has limited post-penetration damage especially against spacious tanks like M60
- HEATFS of AML-90 is slightly slower than general tank ammunition and thus its trajectory is quite curved, long range shots require practice
- Wheeled design and low mass makes it extremely sluggish when turning or driving through obstacles
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|Armoured Cars||AMD.35 · AML-90|
|E.B.R.||E.B.R. (1951) · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)|
|Israel light tanks|