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This page is about the self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle AMX-30 DCA. For other uses, see AMX-30 (Family).


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The AMX-30 DCA is a rank VI French self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

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Main articles: DR-VC-1A, Albis

The AMX-30 DCA is equipped with a DR-VC-1A search radar and an Albis tracking radar. The radar is located at the rear of the turret and cannot be folded. The radar system is capable of tracking a target while scanning, but can only track targets within a 200° arc from the front of the turret.

DR-VC-1A - Target Detection Radar
Max Azimuth
Scan Angle
Max Elevation
Scan Angle
relative speed
15,000 m 1,000 m 360°  ??? 15 m/s (54 km/h)
Albis - Target Tracking Radar
Azimuth Tracking
Elevation Tracking
target speed
15,000 m 75 m ±100° -20°/+85° 15 m/s (54 km/h)

Usage in battles

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Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive 30x170 HE-I-T
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire 30x170 APHE-I
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine ESS Artillery Support Laser rangefinder 30x170 APDS-T

Pros and cons


  • Fast rate of fire, generally 50-100 RPM higher compared to other 30-35 mm gun SPAA
  • Having only three crewmembers makes taking out the whole crew next to impossible with one shot
  • Hull front of AMX-30 can sometimes block or deflect APHE
  • Very fast, considering it's hull armour level, unlike Chieftain Marksman
  • Double or even triple the amount of ammunition, when compared to other 30-35 mm gun SPAA
  • Unlike very similar by role SPAA Falcon, has radar


  • Can only take out light and sometimes medium tanks due to the small size of its guns
  • Lightly armoured turret, with ammunition being very vulnerable to direct attacks


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Skins and camouflages for the AMX-30 DCA from

See also

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France anti-aircraft vehicles
Wheeled/Half-tracked  P.7.T AA · CCKW 353 AA
Missile SPAA  Roland 1 · ▄ItO 90M
Other  AMX-13 DCA 40