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History

The AMX-40 was a French prototype main battle tank. As an intended successor to the AMX-32, which was the export model of the AMX-30, it wasn't designed for French use and intended solely to the export market. As the AMX-32 had failed to attract any potential sales, GIAT decided to produce yet another upgrade; this was the AMX-40 Main Battle Tank. The development of the AMX-40 began in 1980 as a clean sheet design. In 1983, the first prototype was finished and presented at the Satory Exhibition that year. Two further prototypes were produced in 1984, and the final fourth one was fabricated in 1985. However, the efforts to obtain foreign orders failed once again, with the most serious potential customer to have considered the design being Spain. It ceased being offered for export in 1990.

In-Game

In-game, the AMX-40 can be a fierce adversary when used properly. It has a quick reload (.1 seconds faster than the AMX-32 and the same as the AMX-30), coupled with decent damage and slightly-better-than-average mobility. Its main weakness is its armor though, with its spaced armor being rather weak, and often letting HEAT shells slice right through. Although it can be killed in just a couple shots or so by most tanks it faces above level 50, it can be a really tough opponent to tanks that max out around that level.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Good health pool
  • Fast reload, .1 second faster than the AMX-32
  • Nice speed, not underwhelming like its predecessors

Cons:

  • Horrible armor like the AMX-32, vulernable to high explosive shells
  • Worse DPM than the AMX-32, though it has a .1 second faster reload
  • Accuracy is alright, but not as good as either of it predecessors
  • Penetration values are lacking
  • Turret rotation can be considered somewhat slow

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