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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
121 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
129 / 35 / 30Hull
70 / 41 / 25Turret
40.0 tWeight
1 526 hp800 hpEngine power
38 hp/t20 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
72 km/h forward
30 km/h back
64 km/h forward
27 km/h back
120 mm GIAT CN120-25 G1 cannonMain weapon
38 roundsAmmunition
17 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
20 mm 20F2 automatic cannonCoaxial weapon
480 roundsAmmunition
10.0 / 13.0 sReload
500 roundsBelt capacity
740 shots/minFire rate
0° / 20°Vertical guidance
2 170 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
100 roundsBelt capacity
900 shots/minFire rate
220 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
580 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png21 230 / 31 993/3 370 / 5 078/3 740 / 5 636Repair
170 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
580 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
220 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
190 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage AMX-32.jpg

The AMX-32 is a rank VI French medium tank with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". An improved version of the AMX-30, it gets an upgraded gun, an upgraded engine, and spaced armor giving additional protection and advantages on the battlefield.

General info

Survivability and armour

The AMX-32 is protected by spaced armour on the lower glacis (50 mm RHA, 100 mm air, 79 mm RHA) and the mantlet (2 5mm RHA, 140 mm air, 35 mm RHA), respectively. An improved version of the AMX-30, the tank was built for mobility, not armour. The spaced armour will prevent some spalling of HEAT shells and will nullify any HESH shells. The upper glacis plate is sloped at 81 degrees, meaning almost all incoming rounds will ricochet, often into the turret and damaging the breach and even the turret crew. Overall, in terms of armour, the AMX-32 has enough armour to absorb at most 2-4 shots before being knocked out. The spaced armour is useful in countering HESH and some HEAT shells, but its armour should never be relied on or overestimated.

Additional note:

  • Belly armour is 25 mm thick
  • Side armour is 35 mm thick, with composite screens (25 mm) on the sides


The AMX-32 is powered by a Hispano-Suiza HS-110-2-SR engine rated at 800hp @ 2500RPM, with a transmission providing seven forward gears and two reverse gears, similar to the transmission from the AMX-30. Like the AMX-30, the AMX-32's top speed is 65kph/40mph forward, but the AMX-32 goes 3.9kph/2.4mph faster in reverse thanks to its upgraded engine. The AMX-32 was designed with mobility in mind, and it does just that. It is slower than the AMX-40, but still holds its ground against more sluggish tanks, especially British and Russian vehicles at its BR. However, it should not be overestimated, as tanks such as the KPz-70 will outmatch your mobility anywhere. In an uptier, even more if not all tanks will outperform you in terms of 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 72 30 40 1240 1,526 31 38.15
Realistic 64 27 708 800 17.7 20


Main armament

The AMX-32 is armed with the GIAT CN-120-25 G1, the same 120 mm smoothbore gun found on the AMX-40. It also shares the same ammunition. The stock OCC 120 G1 is a HEAT warhead capable of penetrating 480 mm of non-angled RHA at any distance. At modification tier 4, the option to research the OFL 120 G1 becomes available. It is an APFSDS shell with 394 mm of penetration, giving plenty of kinetic power for its BR. The HEAT shell also holds its ground, and nearly always one-shots any vehicles that hull break, but be wary of your battle rating, as, at 9.3, up-tiers facing the top dogs at 10.3 are imminent. All tanks at that battle rating have excellent chemical protection, so side and gun breech shots may be your only option. The CN-120 is a great weapon for its BR, and its APFSDS can penetrate any tank in the game frontally if you have enough knowledge of weak spots and armour layout.

Additional armament

Main article: 20F2 (20 mm)

The 20F2 (French designation of M693) automatic cannon is mounted in tandem with the CN-120 in the turret mantlet. Players who have played the AMX-30 (1972) in Tier V will already know the capabilities of this weapon. Similarly to the Rh202 cannon found on the MBT/KPz-70, it exceeds at quickly taking out not only light tanks and SPAA, but also cannon barrels, a vital ability that gives the AMX-32 the upper hand in one-on-one combat. If the enemy tank fires at you and hits or misses, you are able to overextend, destroy the cannon barrel with the 20mm, and safely engage the tank with your 120mm. Lightly armored tanks, IFV's, and anti-aircraft vehicles will be quickly taken care of by the 20F2.

Machine guns

{{main|AAN-F1 (7.62 mm)

The 7.62 mm AAN-F1 machine gun is mounted on the commander's fully traversable hatch. It is helpful in engaging helicopters which are too high for the 20 mm cannon's elevation limits. It is overshadowed by the 20F2, but is useful nonetheless, especially for taking out those pesky Balloons on the Normandy tank map.

Usage in battles

The AMX-32 plays similarly to the AMX-30 in battles. It can be played effectively in ambushes, as a sniper (with its rangefinder and thermal optics), and use cover to the utmost advantage. With the gun stabilizer, you are able to poke out of cover, shoot, and retreat. This is especially useful when sniping, and using "leapfrog" tactics with a friendly vehicle. In the latter case, when the enemy shoots, move out of cover and take a shot, and if you want, use your 20mm cannon to destroy their cannon barrel. Do not rely on your armour though, as most if not all shots WILL penetrate and make quick work of you. Players must make sure that they either make the enemy shoot and miss or get the first shot off on said enemy. This applies only in one-on-one combat if both the enemy and the AMX-32 see each other. If more than one tank is waiting for you, either retreat and make them come to you, try baiting or flanking, or get a friend to help. On the other hand, being able to shoot and then remove their main means of retaliating via the autocannon proves extremely useful, especially in an ambush. All in all, the AMX-32 is a very capable tank that can quickly return several enemies to the hangar without receiving major damage, if played right

Pros and cons


  • Great firepower and secondary armament
  • Excels with ambush tactics and can destroy tanks before they even know your position
  • Good mobility and reverse speed
  • The gun has a two-plane stabilizer, thermal optics, and a laser rangefinder


  • Lackluster armour protection, especially against kinetic shells
  • Longer reload than other tanks at its battle rating
  • The tank's mobility can and will be outmatched, especially in an up-tier


During the late 1970s, an improved version of the AMX-30 designated AMX-32 was developed. With a new fire control system, welded turret, and composite armour, the AMX-32 was to be a private export tank affordable and fitting for nations with small defence budgets. It was to be armed with either a 105 mm or 120 mm gun, and have either a 720 hp or 800 hp engine, interchangeable to fit various budgets. No production orders were made and as a result, the AMX-32 project ultimately failed.


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

France medium tanks
  D2 · S.35 · Lorraine 40t · Leclerc
AMX  AMX M4 · AMX-32 · AMX-40 · AMX-50
AMX-30  AMX-30 · AMX-30 (1972) · AMX-30B2 · AMX-30B2 BRENUS · AMX-30 ACRA · AMX-30 Super
Based on M4  ▄M4A1 · M4A1 (FL10) · ▄M4A3 (105) · ▄M4A4 · M4A4 (SA50)
Foreign  Panther «Dauphine» (Germany)