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
Mobility
58.0 tWeight
6 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
120 mm SA46 cannonWeapon 1
48 roundsAmmunition
-6° / 16°Vertical guidance
-9° / 9°Horizontal guidance
15 mm MG151/15 machine gunWeapon 2
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 000 / 14 003/6 110 / 7 778/3 900 / 4 964Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 300 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.02 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 120mm gun; can even penetrate the Maus at some points
  • Reasonably fast
  • Has an MG-151 on the top in its own turret
  • Great armor 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
  • 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 weakspots - 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

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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