AMX-30 Super

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AMX-30 Super
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.7/8.7/8.7BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
36.5 tWeight
7 forward
2 back
Gear box
Armament
105 mm CN-105-F1 cannonWeapon 1
50 roundsAmmunition
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunWeapon 2
748 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
0° / 20°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunWeapon 3
2 050 roundsAmmunition
1 000 roundsBelt capacity
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png2 660/2 820/2 360Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
940 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 3.20 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the premium French medium tank AMX-30 Super. For other uses, see AMX-30 (Family).

Description

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The AMX-30 Super is a premium rank VI French medium tank with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great mobility
  • Has stabilizer so it can shoot on the move unlike other AMX-30s
  • Good armour
  • Armour can sometimes bounce shots
  • Good survivability due to crews placement, as such is difficult to one-shot
  • Fuel tanks may absorb the HEAT-FS shells and sometimes the APFSDS shells too
  • Has access to a variety of ammunition rounds
  • Premium bonus

Cons:

  • Commander's turret machine gun found on the French AMX-30s is replaced with MG3A1 which cannot deal very well with air targets
  • The armour is still easily penetrated by other nations tank at the rank
  • Most of the times, the shots that penetrate the tank will take out the engine

History

During the second half of the 80s, a group of companies in West Germany developed an extensive program to modernize certain outdated tanks, including the French AMX-30B. A number of improvements were made to the French tank in order to enhance its firepower, increase its dynamic characteristics, and (optionally) enhance its armour to a certain extent.

The tank’s firing potential was improved thanks to the installation of a MOLF fire control system with a stabilized sight and a stabilizer for the main gun. The tank’s mobility was enhanced with a new 850-horsepower diesel engine, a German automatic transmission, and new torsion bars and hydraulic shock absorbers. The new tank was demonstrated to the public under the name “Super AMX-30” during testing in Saudi Arabia, but no buyers were found for the upgraded French tank, and only one Super AMX-30 was ever made.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


France medium tanks
  S.35 · Lorraine 40t
AMX  AMX M4 · AMX-50
AMX-30  AMX-30 · AMX-30 (1972) · AMX-30B2 · AMX-30B2 BRENUS · AMX-40 · AMX-30 Super
Leclerc  Leclerc Serie 1
Based on M4  ▄M4A1 Sherman · Sherman M4A1 tourelle FL10 · M4A4 (SA50)

France premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  H.39 "Cambronne" · AMX-13 (SS.11)
Medium tanks  M4A1 (FL10) · AMX-30 · AMX-30 Super
Heavy tanks  B1 ter
Tank destroyers  Lorraine 155 Mle.50