AMX-13-90

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RANK 4 FRANCE
Somua SM PACK
AMX-13-90
fr_amx_13_90.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.0/7.0/7.0BR
3 peopleCrew
79 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
40 / 20 / 15Hull
40 / 20 / 20Turret
Mobility
15.5 tWeight
515 hp270 hpEngine power
33 hp/t17 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
66 km/h forward
7 km/h back
60 km/h forward
6 km/h back
Speed
Armament
90 mm CN90 F3 cannonMain weapon
36 roundsAmmunition
12 roundsFirst-order
5.0 sReload
-6° / 13°Vertical guidance
4 950 roundsAmmunition
5.0 / 6.5 sReload
150 roundsBelt capacity
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Economy
120 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
300 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 800 / 8 334/8 710 / 12 516/5 590 / 8 032Repair
85 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
300 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the French light tank AMX-13-90. For other variants, see AMX-13 (Family).

Description

GarageImage AMX-13-90.jpg


The AMX-13-90 is a rank V French light tank with a battle rating of 7.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

The AMX-13-90 is a light tank, and a good one if you keep on scouting. Its low profile and good mobility are your best allies if you want to make good use of its 90 mm HEAT-FS shells, especially with its autoloader. Always flank, scout as much as possible and only shoot when you're sure no one is waiting for you to come out of your hiding. Most cannons above 20 mm will penetrate and destroy this very fragile vehicle and its small crew, so do your best to avoid being shot at.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret base, Turret front)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm (67°) Front glacis
20-40 mm (5-50°) Lower glacis
20 mm 15 mm Top
15 mm (45°) Bottom
10 mm
5 mm Engine grille
Turret 40 mm (32-45°) Turret front
40 mm (12-41°) Turret base
40 mm (15-75°) Barrel shroud
20 mm (0-30°) Turret
20 mm (12-14°) Turret base
20 mm Turret bustle
20 mm (17-22°) Pivot ball
10 mm (77-90°) Turret underside
10 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 20 mm 10 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • 8 mm Structural steel firewall separates the driver from the engine.
  • The track and wheel on the front glacis offer about 15 mm structural steel thickness.

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 66 7 15.5 418 515 26.97 33.23
Realistic 60 6 239 270 15.42 17.42

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: CN90 F3 (90 mm)
90 mm CN90 F3 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 36 -6°/+13° ±180° N/A 28.56 39.53 48.00 53.08 56.47 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
Realistic 17.85 21.00 25.50 28.20 30.00

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 60-62 HEATFS 320 320 320 320 320 320
OE 90 F1 HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
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 60-62 HEATFS 950 8.95 0.0 0.1 877.7 65° 72° 77°
OE 90 F1 HE 750 10.45 0.1 0.5 945 79° 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)
OFUM PH90-F2 750 10.2 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the AMX-13-90

This tank features an auto-loading system that removes the need for a loader to reload the main gun. Twelve rounds in twin cylinders are stored in the back of the turret for rapid use. Once these racks are empty, rounds in the hull will need to be placed in the auto-loader rack before it can be used by the auto-loader, which takes about 20 seconds to perform for one round.

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
36 30 (+6) 24 (+12) 19 (+17) 15 (+21) 10 (+26) (+31) (+35) No

Notes:

  • Ammo racks 1 and 2 are the auto-loader racks, and takes priority in being filled at the beginning of the battle, then fills racks 7 through 3.
  • If both auto-loader racks are empty, the main gun cannot fire until ammo is loaded into the auto-loader racks.
  • Simply not firing when the main gun is loaded will load ammo from racks 3-7 into the ready rack, as long as there is ammo present in racks 3-7. Firing the main gun will interrupt the loading of the ready racks.

Machine guns

Main article: MAC 31 (7.5 mm)
7.5 mm MAC 31
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,950 (150) 1,350 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Airstrike
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism OFUM PH90-F2 Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support Improved optics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has HEAT-FS
  • Small profile
  • Good mobility

Cons:

  • HEAT-FS ammunition has poor post-penetration damage
  • Lacks armour

History

During the '50s and '60s, the AMX-13 light tank was considered to have underwhelming firepower when compared to certain other tanks fielded by other nations. To remedy this, several modernization and upgrade efforts were launched which focused primarily on improving the killing potential of the AMX-13. Some AMX-13s were equipped with different types of ATGMs, whilst others, like the AMX-13-90, received a larger caliber cannon with improved ballistic properties. In case of the AMX-13-90, the tank received, as the name already suggests, a 90mm CN 90 F3 cannon, which boasted increased penetrating power and allowed the AMX-13 to engage targets at longer distances too.

- From Devblog

Media

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