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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} French light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update "Starfighters"]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} French light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update "Starfighters"]].
  
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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{{Specs-Tank-Armour}}
 
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'''Armour type:'''
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* Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret base, turret roof)
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* Cast homogeneous armour (turret, gun mantlet, cupola)
  
 
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! Armour !! Front (Slope angle) !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
 
! Armour !! Front (Slope angle) !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
 
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| Hull || ___ mm || ___ mm ''Top'' <br> ___ mm ''Bottom'' || ___ mm || ___ - ___ mm
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| Hull || 20 mm (29-30°) ''Turret base'' <br> 20 mm (66°) ''Upper glacis'' <br> 40 mm (cylindrical) ''Transmission carter'' <br> 20 mm (51°) ''Lower glacis'' || 20 mm (30-31°) ''Turret base - Centre'' <br> 20 mm ''Turret base - Sides'' <br> 20 mm Sides || 20 mm ''Turret base - Centre'' <br> 20 mm (31°) ''Turret base - Sides'' <br> 15 mm (1°) ''Top'' <br> 15 mm (44°) ''Bottom'' || 20 mm (24°) ''Front glacis'' <br> 10 mm ''Centre'' <br> 10 mm (5°) ''Rear'' <br> 5 mm ''Vents''
 
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| Turret || ___ - ___ mm ''Turret front'' <br> ___ mm ''Gun mantlet'' || ___ - ___ mm || ___ - ___ mm || ___ - ___ mm
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| Turret || 38.1 mm (8-40°) ''Turret front'' <br> 38.1 mm (1-45°) ''Gun mantlet'' || 25.4 mm (17-26°) || 25.4 mm || 12.7 mm
 
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| Cupola || ___ mm || ___ mm || ___ mm || ___ mm
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| Cupola || colspan="4" style="text-align:center" | 38.1 mm (spherical)
 
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'''Notes:'''
  
'''Notes:''' <!-- Any additional notes which the user needs to be aware of -->
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* Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.
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* Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
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* Mudguards and storage boxes are 4 mm thick.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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''This tank utilizes an AMX-13 chassis with a 270HP engine and with 17hp/ton, the player can expect decent mobility, which will get player to the desired spot. While not being one of the fastest light tanks in the game, AMX-13 chassis, if driven correctly, will allow player to survive long enough to see the end of the battle.''
 
  
 
{{tankMobility|abMinHp=418|rbMinHp=239}}
 
{{tankMobility|abMinHp=418|rbMinHp=239}}
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This tank utilises an AMX-13 chassis with a 270 HP engine. At 17.4 hp/ton, the AMX-13-M24 has decent mobility, which will alllow it to get to best spots. While not one of the fastest light tanks in the game, the AMX-13 chassis, if driven correctly, will allow the player to survive long enough to see the end of battle.
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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{{Specs-Economy}}
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{Specs-Tank-Armaments}}
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{Specs-Tank-Weapon|1}}
 
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{{main|M6 (75 mm)}}
 
{{main|M6 (75 mm)}}
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! ''Arcade''
 
! ''Arcade''
| rowspan="2" | 37 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+15° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | N/A || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__
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| rowspan="2" | 37 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+15° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | N/A || 28.6 || 39.5 || 48.0 || 53.1 || 56.5 || rowspan="2" | 8.45 || rowspan="2" | 7.47 || rowspan="2" | 6.89 || rowspan="2" | 6.50
 
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|-
 
! ''Realistic''
 
! ''Realistic''
| __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
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| 17.9 || 21.0 || 25.5 || 28.2 || 30.0
 
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
 
! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
 
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| M72 shot || AP || 619 || 6.30 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 47° || 60° || 65°
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| M72 shot || AP || 619 || 6.3 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 47° || 60° || 65°
 
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| M48 shell || HE || 463 || 6.30 || 0.4 || 0.5 || 666 || 79° || 80° || 81°
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| M48 shell || HE || 463 || 6.3 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 666 || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
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| M61 shot || APCBC || 618 || 6.79 || 1.2 || 14.0 || 63.7 || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| M61 shot || APCBC || 618 || 6.79 || 1.2 || 14 || 63.7 || 48° || 63° || 71°
 
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
 
==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
 
! 2nd<br>rack empty
 
! 3rd<br>rack empty
 
! 3rd<br>rack empty
! 4th<br>rack empty
 
! 5th<br>rack empty
 
! 6th<br>rack empty
 
 
! Visual<br>discrepancy
 
! Visual<br>discrepancy
 
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| '''37''' || 25&nbsp;''(+12)'' || 13&nbsp;''(+24)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+36)'' || No
 
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* Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|M2HB (12.7 mm)|M1919A4 (7.62 mm)}}
 
{{main|M2HB (12.7 mm)|M1919A4 (7.62 mm)}}
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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''If a player wants to do well in this vehicle, he or she must understand that playing recklessly on this tank will get you killed immediately. The player's mindset has to be adjusted due to the unusual combination. As with each light tank, the player has to use all tools available to him, ranging from smoke grenades to improved optics. It is also recommended to use the roof-mounted 0.50cal to aid you on the battlefield. Hug choke points, squares, and, if needed, push the objective. In the arcade, use the Airstrike ability to be a good wing-man. In both realistic and simulator battles, spotting is your primary goal. Due to this being a light tank, the player can set up ambushes and profit from this premium vehicle.''
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If a player wants to do well in this vehicle, they must understand that playing recklessly in this tank will get you killed immediately. The player's mindset has to be adjusted due to the unusual combination. As with each light tank, the player has to use all tools available, ranging from smoke grenades to optics. It is also recommended to use the roof-mounted .50 cal to aid you on the battlefield. Hug choke points, intersections, and, if needed, push the objective. In Arcade battles, take advantage of the light tank's Airstrike ability to assist in both the air and on the ground. In both Realistic and Simulator battles, spotting is your primary goal, but the player can easily set up ambushes and profit from this premium vehicle.
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'''Enemies worth noting:'''
  
=== Modules ===
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[[M4A2]] / [[M4A4 (1st PTG)|A4]]: these Sherman tanks are widely used by over 3 nations that spread across both the Allied and the Axis side, so no matter which nation you play they can be quite tough to destroy in the hands of a skilled tanker. Given the rather weak penetration of your short 75mm gun, their hull can be almost impossible to penetrate when angled, hull down or 300m away. For a M4A4, there are 2 apparent bulges on the upper front plate, a penetration through there is a guaranteed kill most of the times. But in case the opponent covers them up or when it's a M4A2, aim for the middle parts of the gun mantlet or the turret armor unprotected by the mantlet, you can at least make them defenseless.
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Mobility
 
! Protection
 
! colspan="3" | Firepower
 
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| I
 
| Tracks
 
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| Parts
 
| Horizontal Drive
 
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| II
 
| Suspension
 
| Brake System
 
| FPE
 
| Adjustment of Fire
 
| M61 shot
 
| Airstrike
 
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| III
 
| Filters
 
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| Crew Replenishment
 
| Elevation Mechanism
 
| Smoke grenade
 
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| IV
 
| Transmission
 
| Engine
 
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| Artillery Support
 
| M64
 
| Improved optics
 
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! colspan="7" | This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase
 
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
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* Good mobility: high top speed, good turning and climbing ability.
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* Equipped with smoke launchers (14 individual smoke grenades).
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* Engine in the front protects the crew in head-on engagements.
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* Uses the same gun as the M24 tanks: various shell types and good penetration.
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* Excellent gun depression allows for shooting from behind ridges.
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* M61 APCBC shell with explosive filler can easily knock out enemy vehicles with a single shot.
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* Fast turret traverse allows it to track targets easily.
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* Pintle-mounted 0.50 cal MG allows for air defense and some anti-tank ability (eg. Marder III, Sd.Kfz.234 series, Breda 501, etc).
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* Scouting ability
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
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* Light armour overall with a prominent weak spot: the base of the turrret.
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* Unstable cannon pitch due to tall turret layout and bouncy hull.
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** After firing, it is difficult to stay on target with the recoil.
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** After braking, Acquiring targets is slow as the hull rocks back and forth for a short while.
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* Tall silhouette.
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* Poor reverse speed.
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* No gun stabilizer.
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* Shells drop dramatically at long distances, making distant and moving targets hard to shoot at.
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* Reload time is pretty slow for a light tank.
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* Low ammo count can be a problem in long games or RB/SB matches but not so low that ammo rack detonations are rare.
  
 
== History ==
 
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
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== See also ==
 
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
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;Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* [[AMX-13 (Family)]]
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;Vehicles equipped with the same gun
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* [[M24 (Family)]]
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;Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
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* [[BT-7 (F-32)]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
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* [https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar-france-amx-us-amx-13-avec-tourelle-chaffee/ <nowiki>[Tanks Encyclopedia]</nowiki> AMX-US (AMX-13 Avec Tourelle Chaffee)]
* ''other literature.''
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:46, 28 December 2020

RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
AMX-13-M24
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AMX-13-M24
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Description

The AMX-13-M24 is a premium rank II French light tank with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

This tank is a child of two different tank families fused together. It takes an M24 Chaffee turret and the hull from the AMX-13. This one of the more unique french premium vehicles, following the M4A1 (FL10) style of mixing almost two different periods of design into one neat package. Since this tank mounts a turret from the M24 Chaffee, it wields the powerful 75 mm M6 gun that can dispatch most anything around its BR. The AMX-13 hull provides this tank with decent mobility since this is a light tank, but likewise a player shouldn't expect to bounce shots heading your way, though it can provide protection against some high-calibre machine gun or autocannon fire if angled well.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull20 / 20 / 15
Turret38 / 25 / 25
Crew4 people
Visibility79 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret base, turret roof)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (turret, gun mantlet, cupola)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm (29-30°) Turret base
20 mm (66°) Upper glacis
40 mm (cylindrical) Transmission carter
20 mm (51°) Lower glacis
20 mm (30-31°) Turret base - Centre
20 mm Turret base - Sides
20 mm Sides
20 mm Turret base - Centre
20 mm (31°) Turret base - Sides
15 mm (1°) Top
15 mm (44°) Bottom
20 mm (24°) Front glacis
10 mm Centre
10 mm (5°) Rear
5 mm Vents
Turret 38.1 mm (8-40°) Turret front
38.1 mm (1-45°) Gun mantlet
25.4 mm (17-26°) 25.4 mm 12.7 mm
Cupola 38.1 mm (spherical)

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • Mudguards and storage boxes are 4 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB67 / 8 km/h
RB and SB61 / 7 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight15.5 t
Engine power
AB515 hp
RB and SB270 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB33.2 hp/t
RB and SB17.4 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 67 8 15.5 418 515 26.97 33.23
Realistic 61 7 239 270 15.42 17.42

This tank utilises an AMX-13 chassis with a 270 HP engine. At 17.4 hp/ton, the AMX-13-M24 has decent mobility, which will alllow it to get to best spots. While not one of the fastest light tanks in the game, the AMX-13 chassis, if driven correctly, will allow the player to survive long enough to see the end of battle.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 500 Sl icon.png
RB2 900 Sl icon.png
SB3 100 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts80 000 Sl icon.png
Aces270 Ge icon.png
Research Aces500 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 40 / 80 / 120 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement fr.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods tank ammo.png
75mm_usa_APCBC_ammo_pack
Mods airstrike.png
Airstrike
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Mods tank ammo.png
75mm_us_M89_Smoke_ammo_pack
Mods scouting.png
Improved optics

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition37 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.4 → 6.5 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 15°
Main article: M6 (75 mm)

The punchy 75 mm M6 cannon may already be familiar to players due to extensive use of its variants in American tanks, including the M3 Lee, M4 Sherman, and M24 Chaffee. It offers the same excellent selection of shells, ranging from standard M72 AP to the infamous M61 APCBC. However, unlike its American counterparts, the AMX-13-M24 does not feature stabilisation for its gun.

75 mm M6 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 37 -10°/+15° ±180° N/A 28.6 39.5 48.0 53.1 56.5 8.45 7.47 6.89 6.50
Realistic 17.9 21.0 25.5 28.2 30.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M72 shot AP 91 88 78 67 57 49
M48 shell HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
M61 shot APCBC 104 101 90 78 68 59
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M72 shot AP 619 6.3 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
M48 shell HE 463 6.3 0.0 0.1 666 79° 80° 81°
M61 shot APCBC 618 6.79 1.2 14 63.7 48° 63° 71°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M64 381 6.9 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the AMX-13-M24
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
37 25 (+12) 13 (+24) (+36) No

Notes:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 70°
Horizontal guidance-60° / 60°
Ammunition1 800 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min

With the M24 Chaffee turret comes the standard set of a roof-mounted Browning .50 cal and the coaxial .30 cal. The .50 can be used for both anti-air duty and for destroying tracks, add-on armour, side-skirts, and lightly armoured vehicles (such as open-top SPAAGs and SPGs), but the .30 is only suitable for open-top vehicles and for spotting enemy vehicles due to the lack of penetrative power.

12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (200) 577 -10°/+70° ±60°
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,800 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

If a player wants to do well in this vehicle, they must understand that playing recklessly in this tank will get you killed immediately. The player's mindset has to be adjusted due to the unusual combination. As with each light tank, the player has to use all tools available, ranging from smoke grenades to optics. It is also recommended to use the roof-mounted .50 cal to aid you on the battlefield. Hug choke points, intersections, and, if needed, push the objective. In Arcade battles, take advantage of the light tank's Airstrike ability to assist in both the air and on the ground. In both Realistic and Simulator battles, spotting is your primary goal, but the player can easily set up ambushes and profit from this premium vehicle.

Enemies worth noting:

M4A2 / A4: these Sherman tanks are widely used by over 3 nations that spread across both the Allied and the Axis side, so no matter which nation you play they can be quite tough to destroy in the hands of a skilled tanker. Given the rather weak penetration of your short 75mm gun, their hull can be almost impossible to penetrate when angled, hull down or 300m away. For a M4A4, there are 2 apparent bulges on the upper front plate, a penetration through there is a guaranteed kill most of the times. But in case the opponent covers them up or when it's a M4A2, aim for the middle parts of the gun mantlet or the turret armor unprotected by the mantlet, you can at least make them defenseless.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good mobility: high top speed, good turning and climbing ability.
  • Equipped with smoke launchers (14 individual smoke grenades).
  • Engine in the front protects the crew in head-on engagements.
  • Uses the same gun as the M24 tanks: various shell types and good penetration.
  • Excellent gun depression allows for shooting from behind ridges.
  • M61 APCBC shell with explosive filler can easily knock out enemy vehicles with a single shot.
  • Fast turret traverse allows it to track targets easily.
  • Pintle-mounted 0.50 cal MG allows for air defense and some anti-tank ability (eg. Marder III, Sd.Kfz.234 series, Breda 501, etc).
  • Scouting ability

Cons:

  • Light armour overall with a prominent weak spot: the base of the turrret.
  • Unstable cannon pitch due to tall turret layout and bouncy hull.
    • After firing, it is difficult to stay on target with the recoil.
    • After braking, Acquiring targets is slow as the hull rocks back and forth for a short while.
  • Tall silhouette.
  • Poor reverse speed.
  • No gun stabilizer.
  • Shells drop dramatically at long distances, making distant and moving targets hard to shoot at.
  • Reload time is pretty slow for a light tank.
  • Low ammo count can be a problem in long games or RB/SB matches but not so low that ammo rack detonations are rare.

History

In 1956, the French military attempted to modernise its light tank "fleet", and a few solutions were suggested. One of these was to attach an M24 turret to the newly developed AMX-13 chassis, which lead to the designation AMX-US. Soon, other nicknames were added, like "AMX-13 Chaffee" or "AMX-13 Avec Tourelle Chaffee" (French: AMX-13 with Chaffee turret). A small number of these conversions were produced until the FL11 turret was introduced. These tanks were sent peacekeep and protect French colonial interest, but were soon replaced with the new AMX-13 with an oscillating turret.

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Vehicles equipped with the same gun
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

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France light tanks
  AMD.35 · FCM.36 · R.35 (SA38) · Char 25t · AML-90 · E.B.R. (1954)
AMC  AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)
AMX  AMX-10RC · AMX-13 · AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT) · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-M24
Hotchkiss  H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"
Foreign  ▄Crusader Mk.II · ▄M3A3 Stuart

France premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  H.39 "Cambronne" · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-M24 · E.B.R. (1954)
Medium tanks  M4A1 (FL10) · Panther "Dauphiné" · AMX-30 · AMX-30 Super
Heavy tanks  B1 ter · Somua SM
Tank destroyers  Lorraine 155 Mle.50