|This page is about the tank destroyer AMX-50 Foch. For other uses, see AMX-50 (Family).|
The Canon automoteur AMX-50 Foch is a rank V French tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance" along with the initial French ground tree.
Survivability and armour
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 180mm (55°) Front glacis
100 mm (60°) Lower glacis
180-300 (0-72°) + 180 mm Gun mantlet
| 40 mm (15°) Top
40 mm Bottom
| 40 mm Top
40 mm (40°) Bottom
| 30 mm Fighting compartment |
20 mm Engine deck
90 mm Gun mantlet
|Cupola|| 200 mm Front
30 mm Everywhere else
- Suspension wheels and tracks are both 20 mm thick.
- Road wheels are interleaved and provide cumulative protection for the lower side hull.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|120 mm SA46||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|120 mm Obus de rupture||APBC||301||298||286||272||258||245|
|120 mm Obus explosif||HE||39||39||39||39||39||39|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|120 mm Obus de rupture||APBC||1,067||23.1||N/A||N/A||N/A||47°||60°||65°|
|120 mm Obus explosif||HE||762||22.84||0||0.1||4,650||79°||80°||81°|
|48||43 (+5)||31 (+17)||19 (+29)||5 (+43)||1 (+47)||Yes|
Right side empty: 19 (+29)
|15 mm MG 151|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
|Cupola turret||500 (500)||700||-3°/+20°||-35°/+160°|
Usage in battles
The AMX-50 Foch does well in concealment, and so the first thing to do upon spawning onto the battlefield is to find a place where the AMX-50 Foch can hide while having a good arc of fire against incoming enemies. Do this to minimise the weakpoints of the vehicle, such as the weak side armour and the long reload time. If the enemy sees only the front armour, it should be fine given the thick, sloped armour available, but do take note on the type of enemy encountered.
If a Leopard I tank or anything else with HEAT shells notice the AMX-50 Foch's position, immediately move as these vehicles can very easily penetrate the AMX-50 Foch's frontal armour. However, encountering tanks with only standard AP shells like a Tiger II should suffice as they would have a harder time penetrating through the front of the AMX-50 Foch.
Being patient is key to the success of the AMX-50 Foch. Going out and hunting enemies, especially in close-range fights, is not beneficial to a long-term survival strategy in the AMX-50 Foch, especially with the weak side armour.
Pros and cons
- Very powerful 120 mm gun; can even penetrate the Maus in some areas
- Reasonably fast
- Has a 15 mm MG 151 on the top in its own turret
- Great armour on the front slope plate (upper glacis)
- Immense spalling from the APBC shells; head-on one-shots are very likely
- Good mobility
- Rangefinder logs range very quickly
- No turret; vulnerable to getting flanked
- Longer reload than the AMX-50 Surbaisse
- Limited ammo choices
- The Main gun has a very narrow firing arc
- AP shells will have a hard time destroying some opponents from the side
- Very thin side armour
- Rangefinder and gun mantlet are weak spots - allowing APHE to destroy the Foch you with a well-placed shot
- MG 151 jams quickly, turns slowly and has a very limited firing arc and elevation
- Very low levels of zoom
During the early 1950s, DEFA worked to produce the third version of the AMX-50 heavy tank which featured a 120 mm self-propelled gun, however, during upgrades weight became a factor severely hampering the speed of the vehicle. 1955 saw a team of seventy German engineers brought in to help solve the problem maintaining the 120 mm cannon plus have the necessary armour and maintain a 65 kph speed. Due to the delays and problems encountered during construction, only five prototypes were constructed and only one was finished which became known as the Canon Automoteur AMX-50 Foch, named after the supreme allied commander during World War I, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, general and military theorist. The main purpose of the AMX-50 "120 mm" was to provide long-range support for the medium AMX-50 "100 mm" tanks. An ambitious task of designing a version with a 155 mm cannon was started, however, this never made it past the drawing stage.
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.
|France tank destroyers|
|AMR.35 ZT3 · SAu 40 · Lorraine 37L · ARL-44 · CA Lorraine · Lorraine 155 Mle.50 · AMX-50 Foch · SK-105A2|