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|This page is about the light tank AMX-13-90. For other uses, see AMX-13 (Family).|
The AMX-13-90 is a rank V French light tank with a battle rating of 7.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".
The AMX-13-90 is a light tank, and a good one if you keep on scouting. Its low profile and good mobility are your best allies if you want to make good use of its 90mm heat-fs shells, especially with its autoloader. Always flank, scout as much as possible and only shoot when you're sure no one is waiting for you to come out of your hiding. Most cannons above 20mm will penetrate and destroy this very fragile vehicle and its small crew, so do your best to avoid being shot at.
Survivability and armour
- Cast homogeneous armour (Turret base, Turret front)
- Rolled homogeneous armour
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 20 mm (67°) Front glacis
20-40 mm (5-50°) Lower glacis
|20 mm|| 15 mm Top
15 mm (45°) Bottom
| 10 mm |
5 mm Engine grille
|Turret|| 40 mm (32-45°) Turret front
40 mm (12-41°) Turret base
40 mm (15-75°) Barrel shroud
| 20 mm (0-30°) Turret
20 mm (12-14°) Turret base
| 20 mm Turret bustle
20 mm (17-22°) Pivot ball
10 mm (77-90°) Turret underside
|Cupola||20 mm||10 mm|
- Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.
- Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
- 8 mm Structural steel firewall separates the driver from the engine.
- The track and wheel on the front glacis offer about 15 mm structural steel thickness.
|Weight (tons)|| Add-on Armour
|Max speed (km/h)|
|Engine power (horsepower)|
|Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
|90 mm CN90 F3|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack|
|OF 90 F1||HE||13||13||13||13||13||13|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|OF 90 F1||HE||750||10||0.1||0.5||945||+0°||79°||80°||81°|
Mass in kg
| Screen radius
| Screen time
| Screen hold time
| Explosive Mass in g|
This tank features an auto-loading system that removes the need for a loader to reload the main gun. Twelve rounds in twin cylinders are stored in the back of the turret for rapid use. Once these racks are empty, rounds in the hull will need to be placed in the auto-loader rack before it can be used by the auto-loader, which takes about 20 seconds to perform for one round.
|36||30 (+6)||24 (+12)||19 (+17)||15 (+21)||10 (+26)||5 (+31)||1 (+35)||no|
- Ammo racks 1 and 2 are the auto-loader racks, and takes priority in being filled at the beginning of the battle, then fills racks 7 through 3.
- If both auto-loader racks are empty, the main gun cannot fire until ammo is loaded into the auto-loader racks.
- Simply not firing when the main gun is loaded will load ammo from racks 3-7 into the ready rack, as long as there is ammo present in racks 3-7. Firing the main gun will interrupt the loading of the ready racks.
|7.5 mm MAC 31|
|Capacity (Belt capacity)|| Fire rate
| Horizontal |
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Has HEAT-FS
- Small profile
- Good mobility
- HEAT-FS ammunition has poor post-penetration damage
- Lacks armour
During the ‘50s and ‘60s, the AMX-13 light tank was considered to have underwhelming firepower when compared to certain other tanks fielded by other nations. To remedy this, several modernization and upgrade efforts were launched which focused primarily on improving the killing potential of the AMX-13. Some AMX-13s were equipped with different types of ATGMs, whilst others, like the AMX-13-90, received a larger caliber cannon with improved ballistic properties. In case of the AMX-13-90, the tank received, as the name already suggests, a 90mm CN 90 F3 cannon, which boasted increased penetrating power and allowed the AMX-13 to engage targets at longer distances too.
- From Devblog
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|France light tanks|
|AMC||AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)|
|AMX||AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13 · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT) · AMX-13 (SS.11)|
|Hotchkiss||H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"|
|FCM.36 · R.35 (SA38) · Char 25t|