AMX-13 (HOT)

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AMX-13 (HOT)
fr_amx_13_hot.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
3 peopleCrew
Mobility
15.5 tWeight
5 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
HOT ATGMWeapon 1
6 roundsAmmunition
240 m/sFlight speed
6 500 mRange
75 mm SA50 L/57 cannonWeapon 2
36 roundsAmmunition
-6° / 13°Vertical guidance
4 950 roundsAmmunition
150 roundsBelt capacity
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Economy
220 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
580 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 540 / 3 688/2 160 / 3 136/1 250 / 1 814Repair
170 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
580 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.20 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the light tank AMX-13 (HOT). For other uses, see AMX-13 (Family).

Description

GarageImage AMX-13 (HOT).jpg


The AMX-13 (HOT) is a Rank VI French light tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

The AMX-13 (HOT), at 9.0 can definitely do some damage, even to top-rank MBTs and (as of 1.81), helicopters. The six HOT ATGMs are enough to penetrate almost any armor in the game, save for the M1 IP's turret cheeks, and the T-64BV's upper glacis (with ERA in place). This makes it a viable tank destroyer, but unlike any of the MBTs, you cannot take a hit and survive. Even certain machine guns and aircraft cannons are capable of killing you easily. Use your spotting ability to alert your team to enemies, and try and get an ATGM in a soft spot, like crew or ammo. Just remember: You only have six ATGMs, after that, you're using a conventional gun, firing solid shot AP, which, can ammo rack (ie: T-64, T-80), but it's not a guaranteed kill.

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 (32-47°) 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

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
15.5 N/A 67 (AB)
60 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 418 515
Realistic/Simulator 239 270
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 26.97 33.22
Realistic/Simulator 15.42 17.42

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: SA50 (75 mm)
75 mm SA50
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
36 -6°/+13° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 28.6 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 17.9 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
5.00 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
POT-51A APC 181 178 161 143 127 112
75mm HE HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
PCOT-51P APCBC 201 198 179 159 141 125
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%
POT-51A APC 1,000 6.4 N/A N/A N/A ° 48° 63° 71°
75mm HE HE 753 6.2 0.4 0.1 675 +0° 79° 80° 81°
PCOT-51P APCBC 1,000 6.4 N/A N/A N/A ° 48° 63° 71°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the AMX-13 (HOT).
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
36 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) no

Additional armament

136 mm HOT ATGM
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Flight
speed (m/s)
Range (m)
6 N/A 240 6,500
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
HOT ATGM 800 800 800 800 800 800
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%
HOT ATGM 240 26 0.0 0.1 3,000 +0° 80° 82° 90°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
6' XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) 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
4,950 (150) 1,350 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Mouse-guided HOT missiles
  • Reasonably fast turret rotation speed

Cons:

  • Autoreloader time after 12 shots are long
  • After you run out of HOT missiles you essentially a Rank IV light tank in a top-rank match
  • Only 6 ATGMs
  • Horrendous gun performance at top tier, you will be unable to penetrate almost all enemies frontally
  • Oscillating turret causes up and down bobbing of the gunsight when coming to a stop
  • Mediocre mobility for a light tank

History

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Media

Skins and camouflages for the AMX-13 (HOT) from live.warthunder.com.

See also

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External links

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France light tanks
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AMX  AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13 · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT) · AMX-13 (SS.11)
Hotchkiss  H.35 · H.39 · H.39 «Cambronne»
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