AMX-50 Foch

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Canon automoteur AMX-50 Foch
fr_amx_50_foch.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.3/7.3/7.3BR
4 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
180 / 40 / 40Hull
180 / 40 / 40Turret
Mobility
58.0 tWeight
54 km/h forward
6 km/h back
49 km/h forward
5 km/h back
Speed
Armament
120 mm SA46 cannonMain weapon
48 roundsAmmunition
-6° / 16°Vertical guidance
-9° / 9°Horizontal guidance
15 mm MG151/15 machine gunMachinegun
500 roundsAmmunition
500 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
-3° / 20°Vertical guidance
-35° / 160°Horizontal guidance
Economy
160 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png11 400 / 14 512/6 180 / 7 867/3 870 / 4 926Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 300 Ge icon.pngAces
× (202) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the tank destroyer AMX-50 Foch. For other uses, see AMX-50 (Family).

Description

GarageImage AMX-50 Foch.jpg


The Canon automoteur AMX-50 Foch is a Rank V French tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 180mm (55°) Front glacis
100 mm (60°) Lower glacis
180-300 (0-72°) + 180 mm Gun mantlet
40 mm (15°) Top
40 mm Bottom
40 mm Top
40 mm (40°) Bottom
30 mm Fighting compartment
20 mm Engine deck
90 mm Gun mantlet
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 200 mm Front
30 mm Everywhere else
30 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are both 20 mm thick.
  • Road wheels are interleaved and provide cumulative protection for the lower side hull.

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
58.0 N/A 54 (AB)
50 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 1,420 ___
Realistic/Simulator 884 ___
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 24.48 __.__
Realistic/Simulator 15.24 __.__

Main armament

Main article: SA46 (120 mm)
120 mm SA46
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
48 -6°/+16° ±9° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
19.4 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
120 mm Obus de rupture AP 303 302 286 267 251 235
120 mm Obus explosif HE 39 39 39 39 39 39
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%
120 mm Obus de rupture AP 1,067 23 N/A N/A N/A ° 48° 63° 71°
120 mm Obus explosif HE 762 23 0.1 0.1 4,650 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the AMX-50 Foch.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
48 43 (+5) 31 (+17) 19 (+29) (+43) (+47) yes

Right side empty: 19 (+29)

Machine guns

Main article: MG 151/15 (15 mm)
15 mm MG151/15
Loader's cupola mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
500 (500) 700 -3°/+20° -35°/+160°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very powerful 120 mm gun; can even penetrate the Maus at some points
  • Reasonably fast
  • Has an MG-151 on the top in its own turret
  • Great armour on the front slope plate (upper glacis)
  • Immense spalling from the AP shells; head-on one-shots are very likely
  • Good mobility
  • Rangefinder logs range very quickly

Cons:

  • No turret; vulnerable to getting flanked
  • Longer reload than the AMX-50 Surbaisse
  • Limited ammo choices
  • The Main gun has a very narrow firing arc
  • AP shells will have a hard time destroying some opponents from the side
  • Very thin side armour
  • Rangefinder and gun mantlet are weak spots - allowing APHE to destroy the Foch you with a well-placed shot
  • MG-151 jams quickly, turns slowly and has a very limited firing arc and elevation
  • Very low levels of zoom

History

During the early 1950s, DEFA worked to produce the third version of the AMX 50 heavy tank which featured a 120 mm self-propelled gun, however, during upgrades weight became a factor severely hampering the speed of the vehicle. 1955 saw a team of seventy German engineers brought in to help solve the problem maintaining the 120 mm cannon plus have the necessary armour and maintain a 65 kph speed. Due to the delays and problems encountered during construction, only five prototypes were constructed and only one was finished which became known as the Canon Automoteur AMX 50 Foch, named after the supreme allied commander during World War I, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, general and military theorist. The main purpose of the AMX 50 "120 mm" was to provide long-range support for the medium AMX 50 "100 mm" tanks. An ambitious task of designing a version with a 155 mm cannon was started, however, this never made it past the drawing stage.

Media

Skins and camouflages for the AMX-50 Foch from live.warthunder.com.

See also

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External links


France tank destroyers
  AMR.35 ZT3 · SAu 40 · ARL-44 · CA Lorraine · Lorraine 155 Mle.50 · AMX-50 Foch · AMX-10RC
USA  ▄3-inch Gun Motor Carriage M10