Thursday, May 12, 2011

Too Late

The AMX-40 has been developed as a potential successor to SOMUA S 35 cavalry tank. It was built around a relatively small 160-hp diesel engine. Sloped armor (up to 60 mm) provided good protection for the crew of three. Main armament was a 47-mm gun backed by two MGs. This small, light (20 ton) and advanced vehicle remained on paper due to the fall of France in 1940.

Image: WW2 Drawings


Pablo J. Álvarez said...

However the turret have only one seat for the tank chief. A big fault, in the blitzkrieg.

Lord K said...

Well, typical for the French. 160 hp engine for a 20-ton vehicle is also faulty. But the concept is interesting.

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Really poor,but the armor in general show a very hard hull.