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This page is about the French medium tank AMX-30 ACRA. For other versions, see AMX-30 (Family).
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The AMX-30 ACRA is a rank VI French medium tank with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".

In the 1960s, a proposal was made to mount a 142 mm gun system firing the ACRA (Anti-Char Rapide Autopropulsé), English: Anti-Tank Rapid Self-guided Missile. A single prototype was finished in 1967 with a unique cast turret built around the gun, but due to the unreasonably high cost of the missiles, the project was scrapped. However, in War Thunder, it is a formidable tank to play with playstyles similar to the M60A2.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull76 / 30 / 30
Turret60 / 41 / 30
Crew4 people
Visibility88 %

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (front glacis, turret, cupola)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull sides, rear & roof)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50 mm (76-79°) Upper glacis - Top
79 mm (68°) Upper glacis - Bottom
79 mm (45°) Lower glacis - Top
30 mm (75°) Lower glacis - Bottom
57 mm (35°) Hull over the tracks
35 mm Top - Front
57 mm (35°) Top - Hull widening
35 mm (35°) Top - Centre
35 mm Top - Rear
30 mm Bottom
25 mm (70°) Belly
30 mm (10°) Upper plate
30 mm Hull over the tracks
30 mm Lower plate
25 mm (70°) Belly
79 mm (22°) Front glacis - Front
50 mm (11-14°) Front glacis - Rear
15 mm Rear
8 mm Radiator vents
Turret 57-79 + 60 mm (19°) Gun mantlet
60 mm (19-24°) Turret front
30 mm (cylindrical) Telemeter
41.5 mm (19-47°)
30 mm Telemeter
41.5 mm Cupola well
30 mm (spherical)
20 mm (54-64°) Turret underside
30 mm (2-20°) Gun mantlet
20 mm (2-21°) Turret
Cupola 60 mm (cylindrical) 60 mm Outer ring
20 mm Centre


  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick.


Reverse gearbox
Forward and backward movement is possible at the same maximum speed
Speedforward / back
AB73 / 73 km/h
RB and SB66 / 66 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
5 back
Weight38.0 t
Engine power
AB1 336 hp
RB and SB700 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.2 hp/t
RB and SB18.4 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 73 73 38 1,085 1,336 28.55 35.16
Realistic 66 66 619 700 16.29 18.42

The gun is mounted on the well-proven AMX-30 chassis, providing adequate mobility slightly slower than the Leopard 1.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 150 → 6 175 Sl icon.png
RB4 590 → 6 829 Sl icon.png
SB6 295 → 9 366 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications115 300 Rp icon.png
200 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts380 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
140 / 200 / 250 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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8 400 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
7 100 Rp icon.png
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
7 100 Rp icon.png
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
7 900 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
8 200 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
8 200 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Improved Parts
2 500 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
2 100 Rp icon.png
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
7 900 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
8 400 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
7 100 Rp icon.png
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
7 900 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
7 900 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
8 200 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods tank rangefinder.png
8 200 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Ammunition36 rounds
First-order16 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
15.6 → 12.0 s
Vertical guidance-8° / 20°

The AMX-30 ACRA mount as we saw before a 142mm laser guided gun, capable of launching ACRA missile and High Explosive round. It can carry 36 rounds, 16 in the turret and 20 in the hull, next to the driver, so you have the possibility to get a higher survivability from hull shots by removing these 20 rounds. The gun reload is 15.6 seconds with a level 1 crew and can be upgraded to 12 seconds with a max crew.

The ACRA missile is pretty fast, making the tank very useful on large maps and sits at a battle rating where nothing will be able to resist the missile. Be careful when shooting at the sides of enemy tanks, the missiles function like a HEAT round and tends to be absorbed by the tracks if hit directly. Also like a HEAT round, don't try to shoot missiles through walls, fences, big bushes, or trees.

Another good point with the gun is that you don't need to stop the tank to fire. However, the missile is guided with a laser mounted with the gun, which is not stabilized. This means your missiles will bounce up and down as you guide them if you are moving. This also means you cannot fire over obstacles like you can with wire guided missiles, as the laser needs constant line-of-sight to the back of the missile.

142 mm ACRA Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 36 -8°/+20° ±180° N/A 28.6 39.5 48.0 53.1 56.5 15.60 13.80 12.72 12.00
Realistic 17.9 21.0 25.5 28.2 30.0


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
MP ACRA ATGM 700 700 700 700 700 700
MUC HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
Missile details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
MP ACRA ATGM 500 3,800 25 0.05 0.1 3.28 80° 82° 90°
MUC HE 700 - 23 0 0.1 3.58 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

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rack empty
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Machine guns

Ammunition800 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Ammunition2 100 rounds
Belt capacity100 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate900 shots/min
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 800 (200) 577 -10°/+20° N/A

The M2HB coaxial heavy machine gun is a good anti-aircraft asset, it will shred any low-flying aircraft thanks to the extra 20 degrees of elevation. The only drawback is that the MG is coaxial, meaning the turret must rotate to track the targets. The .50 cal can also deal with armoured cars and SPAA vehicles when they're up close.

7.62 mm A-A-F1N
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,100 (100) 900 -10°/+45° ±120°

The small calibre of the A-A-F1N machine gun makes it largely ineffective against all armoured vehicles but the ones with an open compartment. It still can be used to ping targets as a rangefinding help or to mow down minor obstacles blocking your line of sight.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Good mobility
  • Fast flight speed of the ACRA ATGM, it is next to impossible to dodge it for an opponent
  • Can fire ATGMs on the move
  • ATGM has high penetration for the BR


  • Does not have heavy frontal armour nor adequate side hull armour, so most medium tanks will penetrate it in single shot and it will not scare away light tanks
  • Gun scope is not stabilized, the ATGM's flight can be effected by the vehicles movement
  • Tank has to keep itself exposed while guiding the ATGM, giving the enemy a larger window to return fire
  • High speed of the ACRA ATGM can make corrections at mid-range difficult
  • Reload is around twice as long as most tanks of this battle rating, so it is recommended to retreat into cover for the duration of your reload after firing


The sole AMX-30 ACRA prototype.

The AMX-30 ACRA was a prototype modification of the AMX-30 main battle tank developed in the late 1960s for the French army. Similar to the American M551 Sheridan, the prototypes were fitted with a 142 mm cannon to fire the prototype missile "Anti-Char Rapide Autopropulsé" (Self-Propelled Rapid Anti-Tank Missile), or ACRA in short. The vehicle was also fitted with an enlarged turret capable of fitting larger-calibre cannons of 120 mm. The prototypes were cancelled in 1972 due to rising development costs for the ACRA missile, which was later replaced by the HOT ATGM.

The AMX-30 was a highly successful French main battle tank (MBT) of the 1960s and 1970s with over 3,000 vehicles built in total. The AMX-30 family served as the main French MBT until the introduction of the Leclerc MBT in the 1990s; as well, a myriad of variants were created including anti-tank and anti-aircraft versions (such as the AMX-30R Roland missile battery). One of the most unique anti-tank variants was the AMX-30 ACRA, centred around the ACRA ATGM.

The ACRA, or Anti-Char Rapide Autopropulsé (Self-Propelled Rapid Anti-Tank Missile) was a prototype French anti-tank missile system designed to destroy enemy tanks. The missile was fired from a 142 mm smoothbore gun and accelerated to a speed of over 2520 km/h during flight. The weapon could be fitted with a 2 kg shaped charge warhead or a similar high-explosive warhead for use against personnel.

An AMX-30 was specially modified with an enlarged turret to fire the ACRA missile, along with a 142 mm smoothbore cannon that could also fire HE ammunition. The vehicle's enlarged turret could've also accommodated larger cannons such as a 120 mm cannon. Despite this, the weapon system had key limitations - primarily, the cost of the ACRA missile had skyrocketed to over 1 million francs per shot. As well, the missile could not be fired from helicopters, further limiting its effectiveness in battle. As a result, the ACRA missile system was cancelled in 1972, marking the demise of the AMX-30 ACRA. The role of the ACRA missile system would be fulfilled by the HOT, a more versatile ATGM fired from both ground vehicles and helicopters.



See also

Other comparable gun/launcher tanks

External links

Ateliers de construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux (AMX)
Light tanks 
AMX-13  AMX-13-M24 · AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT)
Armoured cars  AMX-10RC
Medium tanks  AMX M4 · AMX-50 (TOA100)
AMX-30  AMX-30 · AMX-30 ACRA · AMX-30 (1972) · AMX-30B2 · AMX-30B2 BRENUS · AMX-30 Super
AMX-32/40  AMX-32 (105) · AMX-32 · AMX-40
Heavy tanks  AMX-50 Surbaissé · AMX-50 Surblindé
Tank destroyers  ELC bis · AMX-50 Foch
SPAAGs  AMX-13 DCA 40 · AMX-30 DCA
Export  AMX-13

France medium tanks
M4 Derivatives  M4A1 (FL10) · M4A4 (SA50)
AMX-50  AMX M4 · AMX-50 (TOA100) · AMX-50 (TO90/930)
AMX-30  AMX-30 · AMX-30 (1972) · AMX-30B2 · AMX-30B2 BRENUS · AMX-30 ACRA · AMX-30 Super
AMX-32/40  AMX-32 · AMX-32 (105) · AMX-40
Leclerc  Leclerc · Leclerc S2 · Leclerc SXXI · Leclerc AZUR
Other  D2 · S.35 · Lorraine 40t
Germany  Panther "Dauphiné"
USA  ▄M4A1 · ▄M4A3 (105) · ▄M4A4