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General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
15.5 tWeight
5 forward
1 back
Gear box
90 mm CN90 F3 cannonWeapon 1
36 roundsAmmunition
-6° / 13°Vertical guidance
4 950 roundsAmmunition
150 roundsBelt capacity
1 350 shots/minFire rate
120 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
300 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png12 000 / 17 423/7 290 / 10 585/4 330 / 6 287Repair
85 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
300 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.96 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the light tank AMX-13-90. For other uses, see AMX-13 (Family).


GarageImage AMX-13-90.jpg

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.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • 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
10 mm
Armour Sides Roof
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.


Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
15.5 N/A 67 (AB)
60 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 418 515
Realistic/Simulator 239 270
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 26.97 33.22
Realistic/Simulator 15.42 17.42


Main armament

Main article: CN90 F3 (90 mm)
90 mm CN90 F3
Capacity Vertical
34 -6°/+13° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 28.56 39.53 47.00 51.48 56.47
Realistic 17.85 21.00 25.50 28.20 30.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
5.00 5.0 5.0 5.0
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
OCC 60-62 HEATFS 320 320 320 320 320 320
OF 90 F1 HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
OCC 60-62 HEATFS 950 9.0 0.0 0.1 877.7 +0° 65° 72° 75°
OF 90 F1 HE 750 10 0.1 0.5 945 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Smoke characteristic
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
OFUM PH90-F2 750 10 13 5 20 50
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the AMX-13-90.

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.

rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty

rack empty

36 30 (+6) 24 (+12) 19 (+17) 15 (+21) 10 (+26) (+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.

Machine guns

Main article: MAC 31 (7.5 mm)
7.5 mm MAC 31
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
4,950 (150) 1,350 N/A N/A

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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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 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