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AMX 38 — Tier II French medium tank

AMX 38

II
Cost
  • 1 200
  • 210
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

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330
HP
4 / 5
253.0m
View range
1 / 5
Firepower
Shell
430
DPM
5 / 5
76
Penetration
1 / 5
50
Damage
2 / 5
1
Devices/crew damage
3 / 5
Burst damage
— / —
825
Velocity
1 / 5
23.68%
Penetration loss over distance
4 / 5
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
47.0
Caliber
2 / 5
8.60
Rate of fire
4 / 5
6.97
Reload time
3 / 4
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.30
Base aim time
4 / 5
0.400
Dispersion
5 / 5
Dispersion factors
0.180
When moving
3 / 5
0.200
When rotating
3 / 5
0.120
When rotating turret
4 / 5
3.500
After shot
2 / 5
Gun angles
6°
Depression
4 / 5
20°
Elevation
1 / 5
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 5
34.00
Turret traverse speed
3 / 5
Mobility
13.20
Weight
3 / 5
Speed
28
Forward
5 / 5
15
Backward
3 / 5
Effective Power / Weight ratio
12.26
On hard terrain
4 / 5
11.24
On medium terrain
4 / 5
9.63
On soft terrain
4 / 5
Traverse speed
43.71
On hard terrain
4 / 5
40.06
On medium terrain
3 / 5
34.34
On soft terrain
2 / 5
4.72m×1.75m×1.85m
Size
1 / 5
Concealment
27.00%
While still
2 / 5
19.00%
While moving
2 / 5
5.40%
Upon firing while still
5 / 5
4.60%
Upon firing while moving
5 / 5
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 253m
198.2m
While still
214.4m
While moving
242.0m
Upon firing while still
243.7m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Spaced armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Developed in 1937 by the AMX company on the basis of the Renault R-40. The vehicle had a larger turret than comparable vehicles and was equipped with a diesel engine. By 1940 two vehicles were ready for trials.