The Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé, SANTAL is a rank VI French SPAA with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".
Survivability and armour
Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.
- Rolled homogeneous armour (hull )
- Structural steel
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
| 8 mm (28°)Top
8 mm (12°) Bottom
|8 mm (7°)||8 mm|
|Turret||8 mm Turret front||8 mm||8 mm||8 mm|
- Wheels are 10 mm thick.
- 5 mm thick rolled homogeneous armor is surrounding the engine.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|Mistral SATCP missile||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
|2||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using
<ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with
<references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under
=== In-game description ===, also if applicable).
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- reference to the series of the vehicles;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
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- other literature.
|France anti-aircraft vehicles|
|Wheeled/Half-tracked||P.7.T AA · CCKW 353 AA|
|Radar SPAAG||AMX-30 DCA|
|Missile SPAA||SANTAL · Roland 1 · ▄ItO 90M|
|Other||AMX-13 DCA 40|