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Renault Modèle 1935, AMC 1935:

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AMC-35:
France's AMC-35
AMC-35:
France's AMC-35

Design

The driver sat in the middle of the front. Some models had 25 mm gun installed.

The tracks were guided on the outside and had a front sprocket.

The hull was riveted with rolled steel plates.

Suffered from mechanical difficulties delayed its entry into service.

Production

Initially produced by Renault and then AMX, who then built the majority of them.

  • AMC-35: 100
    • Production: 1935

Usage

Belgium Use

Mitrailleuses de Corps de Cavalerie: Belgium purchased 12 in 1937. Used a turret of Belgium design. Had a coaxial 13.2 mm Hotchkiss MG.

German Use

PzKpfw AMC 738 (f)

Specifications

  AMC-35
Crew Commander, gunner, driver
31
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 32,000 lb
14,500 kg1
14.27 tons1
Length w/gun 15' 8.25", 14' 11"1
4.55 m1
Length w/o gun  
Height 2.3 m1
8' 3", 7' 6.5"1
Width 2.2 m1
7' 5.5", 7' 2.5"1
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 47 mm1 or 25 mm1
Secondary  
MG 7.5 mm MG1 coaxial
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 5, 251
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Renault water cooled
Cylinders 41
Net HP 1801
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline1
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 26 mph1
42 kph1
Speed - Cross Country 18.6 mph
Range - Road 124.3 miles, 99.4 miles1
160 km1
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type) Bell crank Scissors with horizontal springing
Wheels each side 5
Return rollers each side 5
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  
  ACG1
Crew 32
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 31,967 lb
14,500 kg
14.5 tons2
Length 14.58'2, 15'
Height 7.67'2, 7' 8"
Width 6.92'2, 7' 4"
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 47 mm2
Secondary  
MG 7.5 mm MG, coaxial.2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 252
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Renault2, water cooled2
Cylinders 42
Net HP 1802
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline2
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 25 mph2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 100 miles
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing 6'
Vertical Obstacle 2'
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  
  ACG2
Crew  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight  
Length  
Height  
Width  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 25 mm2
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model)  
Cylinders  
Net HP  
Transmission  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site

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