AMX-10RC

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RANK 4 FRANCE
Somua SM PACK
AMX-10RC
fr_amx_10rc.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.0/8.0/8.0BR
4 peopleCrew
94 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
35 / 25 / 0Hull
0 / 42 / 25Turret
Mobility
16.0 tWeight
534 hp280 hpEngine power
33 hp/t18 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
94 km/h forward
94 km/h back
84 km/h forward
84 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm Modele F2 cannonMain weapon
38 roundsAmmunition
16 roundsFirst-order
7.5 / 9.7 sReload
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
2 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
100 roundsBelt capacity
900 shots/minFire rate
2 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
100 roundsBelt capacity
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
180 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
490 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 700 / 5 949/4 120 / 6 624/3 040 / 4 888Repair
140 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
490 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
214 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
170 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage AMX-10RC.jpg


The AMX-10RC is a rank VI French light tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

The AMX-10 is considered a light tank, it has minimal armour protection. Some of the areas of this tank can survive up to a 20 mm autocannon, but can't survive anything more than that. The crew members are grouped very close together, meaning that APFSDS at this battle rating will take them out with ease. Even if that doesn't destroy the tank, there are ammunition racks stored everywhere, which can be detonated by spalling.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 94 94 16 398 534 24.88 33.38
Realistic 84 84 248 280 15.5 17.5

The AMX-10RC has decent mobility when not upgraded. When upgraded, it can compete with the Centauro and other light tanks it might encounter.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: Modele F2 (105 mm)
105 mm Modele F2 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 38 -8°/+20° ±180° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
OCC 105 F3 HEATFS 350 350 350 350 350 350
OE 105 F3 HE 25 25 25 25 25 25
OFL 105 F3 APFSDS 325 321 318 316 308 303
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
OCC 105 F3 HEATFS 1,120 5.65 N/A 0.1 1,020 65° 72° 77°
OE 105 F3 HE 800 7.10 0.1 0.1 2,000 79° 80° 81°
OFL 105 F3 APFSDS 1,400 3.80 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
O-FUM-PH-105 F3 800 7.1 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
38 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Optics and night vision

AMX-10RC Optics
Type of optic Magnification Night Vision Devices
Image Intensifier Thermal Imager
Resolution
Notes
Resolution Light Mult Noise Level
Gunner's Sight X8.8 - X10 - - - 500 x 300 Thermal imager unlocked by "NVD" modification (tier 3)
Commander's View X6 1600 x 1200 9.0 High Not Fitted Image intensifier unlocked by "NVD" modification (tier 3)
Driver's View X1 800 x 600 5.0 High Not Fitted Image intensifier unlocked by "NVD" modification (tier 3)

Machine guns

Main article: A-A-F1N (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm A-A-F1N
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,000 (100) 900 -8°/+20° ±120°
Coaxial 2,000 (100) 900 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tires Parts Horizontal Drive O-FUM-PH-105 F3
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire OFL 105 F3 Airstrike
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism NVD
IV Transmission Engine Smoke grenade Artillery Support Laser rangefinder Improved optics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 105 mm gun is on par with the medium tanks of its rank
  • Available with a decent HEAT and is the first vehicle to unlock APFSDS rounds together with the T95E1
  • Good top speed similar to one of a light tank, great for scouting the enemy team
  • Access to thermal optics at a lower battle rating than most nations, great for spotting concealed enemies
  • Immune to heavy machine guns to the front and beyond 100 meters to the sides
  • Access to the scouting ability, great for a support role
  • Hydropneumatic suspension, helps manage those ridgelines to expose as little of the vehicle as possible

Cons:

  • Thin armour much as with most armoured cars, very vulnerable to SPAAGs, aircraft, tanks with autocannons and high calibre shells, the latter can and will cause a hull break, instantly destroying the vehicle
  • Gun is not stabilized, it will take a long time for the gun to settle to make a sniper shot
  • Very vulnerable in a city or other close quarters maps, as well as when caught in the open while moving
  • Lack of any heavier machine gun than 7.62 mm; if using APFSDS primarily, that means it will often struggle when facing lightly armoured targets
  • Poor acceleration and offroad capabilities; it will very rarely if at all reach its top speed in realistic and simulator battles

History

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Media

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Videos

See also

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External links


France light tanks
  AMD.35 · FCM.36 · R.35 (SA38) · Char 25t · AML-90
AMC  AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)
AMX  AMX-10RC · AMX-13 · AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT) · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-M24
Hotchkiss  H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"
Foreign  ▄Crusader Mk.II · ▄M3A3 Stuart