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AMX 13 90

AMX 13 90 (9.2)

Maxim «Inspirer» Mazein

Let’s talk about one of the best Light Tanks – the French AMX 13 90
Maxim «Inspirer» Mazein

AMX 13 90

AMX 13 90 is a light French tank of the 8th tier. It has a great shooting power due to the high speed of shooting, automatic loading system and good dynamics. However weak armor and long reload require a nonstandard battle strategy.

 

 

History

AMX 13 is a French light tank designed in 1946-1949. It was regularly modernized and produced in France in 1952-1964 and in Argentina (under license) at Astarsa company in 1968-1985.

 

Its main feature was a “swinging turret”. Such turret was developed in order to provide an automatic loading of the gun similar to the semi-automatic firearms. Two magazines of the cylinder type, each containing 6 shells, are located on both sides of the turret niche behind the breech of the gun. The power of recoil rotates the magazine and frees the next shell, which rolls down on the shot tray. The axis of the shot tray matches the axis of the barrel bore of the gun. The shell is sent to the barrel automatically, the breechblock is closed and the shot is made. Such design provides the speed of 10-12 shootings in minute and enables to exclude a Loader from the crew. Having discharged its ammunition, the tank is armless and thus must leave the battlefield to reload its magazines in the base. The magazines are filled via the hatch in the turret’s top. The angle of the lifting of the gun is limited by the deck niche of the turret balking to the top of the hull. The angle is 13 degrees.

 

In the early 2000-s the tank was still used by the armies of certain countries.

 

 

AMX 13 90 in game

 

AMX 13 90 is one of the best LT of the game, if not the best one. Our French is capable of performing the role of both the scouting tank and a full-scale damage-dealer by discharging the full cylinder into an enemy. Let’s indicate the pros and cons of our LT.

 

Advantages:

  • High speed and great dynamics
  • Low silhouette
  • Great view range
  • Cylinder with a potential damage of 1440 points

 

Disadvantages:

  • Mediocre accuracy while both moving and standing
  • Long-term reload of the cylinder
  • Small elevation arc, especially when the gun is turned backwards
  • Weak armor

 

Crew

Crew The crew of AMX consists of 3 people: Commander, Gunner, which act as the Loaders and the Driver.

Teach the skills and perks as follows:

  • The commander must first learn the Sixth Sense, Camouflage and Brother and Arms
  • The Gunner must learn Camouflage, Snap Shot and Brothers in Arms
  • The Driver should learn Camouflage, Smooth Ride and Brothers in Arms
  • Situational Awareness of the Commander, Deadeye of the Gunner and the Preventative Maintenance of the Driver can be learnt as the fourth perks

 

The repair is a perk of a small effectiveness, as the damaged suspension can be repaired by a Small repair kit, and tank can’t survive the second hit. As a result we have the following build: 

 
  1 2 3 4 5

 

Equipment, consumables and ammunition

Install the equipment as follows:

  • Enhanced Gun Laying Drive needs to be installed because the aim-time is long and we do not have a possibility to install Vertical Stabilizer.
  • Improved Ventilation will speed up the reload of the cylinder and increase basic indicators of the vehicle.
  • Coated Optics will increase a View range substantially.

 

Equip consumables as follows: First Aid Kit, Repair kit and Fire Extinguisher. If you have upgraded the Preventative Maintenance perk, you can replace the Fire Extinguisher with the Coffee to improve the basic indicators of the tank.

 

The ammunition consists of 36 shells, which is not always enough in the course of a hot battle. One half of ammunition should consist of Armor Piercing Shells, the other one should consist of Armor Piercing Composite Rigid Shells. High Explosive Shells are useless, so forget about them. Therefore we have the following build-up:

 
        18 180      

 

The use in the battlefield

Depending on the map, set-up and situation, our tank can perform different functions. AMX performs the role of active or passive spotting excellently in the open maps. The French can act as a support tank in the semi-open maps and city maps. Regardless the map and the roles, the main rule for the tank is to be careful: being spotted and hit might result in the end of the battle for you. The main feature of this LT is the ability to change the position promptly and as a result the course of the battle.

 

If you play a passive spotting, you should understand when you can be spotted and leave your position asap. During the active spotting try showing only the top of the turret to your enemy in order not to be hit. If you play as a support, try bringing damage from afar or from behind the bush, standing 15 meters away from it in order not to be spotted. In the final stage of a battle, when most of vehicles are destroyed or all the positions of the tanks are known, AMX can break thorough the breach of the enemy’s defense and finish the vehicles of the rival or inform the allies about their location.

 

Watch the video guide blow to learn more about AMX 13 90.

AMX 13 90 in team battles

AMX is a main light tank in tam battles in the format 7/42. All set-ups engage this tank for the games in the open and semi-open maps. The set-up for the Cliff often consists of 5 AMX 13 90. After its introduction in the game, the teams started to include the French tank in their set-ups due to its cylinder.

 

In 7x7 games  AMX performs the spotting role excellently, destroying an enemy tank with 1 cylinder. However this tank requires careful game due to its weak armor. Having lost this tank we loose the precious spotting and as a result it will be very hard to attack the enemy not knowing his positions.

 

Equipment, consumables and ammunition is almost the same as in the standard battle. Install Enhanced Gun Laying Drive, Improved Ventilation and Coated Optics, load ammunition with Armor Piercing Composite Rigid Shells, take Big Repair Kit, Big First Aid Kit and Coffee and ride right to the battlefield. The second Repair Kit is often installed on the tank to replace First Aid Kit. Such replacement is done because the tank won’t survive the hit of the suspension especially in a battle against the vehicles with automatic loading system. However the crew of 3 people is easily incapacitated. As a result we have a following build: :

 
         36 0      

 

 

 

 

Modules

75 mm SA50
  • Tier: VI
  • Penetration: 144/202/38 mm.
  • Damage: 135/135/175 НР
  • Rate of fire: 13.87 r/min
  • Accuracy: 0.36 m/100m
  • Aim time: 2.3 sec.
  • Weight: 1 740 kg
  • Price: 64 200 

90 mm F3

  • Tier: VII
  • Penetration: 170/248/45 mm.
  • Damage: 240/240/320 НР
  • Rate of fire: 6.47 r/min
  • Accuracy: 0.38 m/100m
  • Aim time: 3 sec.
  • Weight: 2 200 kg
  • Price: 87 000 

 

 

FL 10 Type D

  • Tier: VIII
  • Armor: 40/20/20 mm
  • Traverse Speed: 46 d/sec
  • View Range: 400 m
  • Weight: 2 670 kg
  • Price: 25 000 

 

SOFAM 8 Gxb

  • Tier: V
  • Power: 250 hp
  • Fire Chance: 20%
  • Weight: 400 kg
  • Price: 16 000 

Baudouin 6F 11 SRY

  • Tier: VI
  • Power: 280 hp
  • Fire Chance: 15%
  • Weight: 400 kg
  • Price: 27 000 

Detroit Diesel 6V53T

  • Tier: VI
  • Power: 300 hp
  • Fire Chance: 15%
  • Weight: 770 kg
  • Price: 37 000 

Detroit Diesel 6V53T-S

  • Tier: VI
  • Power: 350 hp
  • Fire Chance: 12%
  • Weight: 770 kg
  • Price: 39 740 

 AMX 13 Type 2R

  • Tier: VI
  • Weight: 15.61 t
  • Traverse speed: 38 d/sec
  • Weight: 1 400 kg
  • Price: 9 250 

AMX 13 Type 2D

  • Tier: VIII
  • Weight: 17.84 t
  • Traverse speed: 40 d/sec
  • Weight: 1 400 kg
  • Price: 26 000 

SCR 508

  • Tier: VI
  • Radio Range: 400 m
  • Weight: 100 kg.
  • Price: 21 600 

SCR 528

  • Tier: X
  • Radio Range: 750 m
  • Weight: 80 kg.
  • Price: 54 000 

 

 

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver
 
TOP TIER VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
Parameter Details
Price 2 370 000  
Hit Points 1 100 НР
Weight\Weight Limit 14.9/17.84 t
View Range 400 m
Signal Range 750 m
Battle tiers 9-11
Engine power 350 h.p.
Power/Weight Ratio 35.5 h.p./t
Max. speed 64/23 km/h
Traverse 40 d/sec
Hull armor 40/20/15 mm
Turret Armor 40/20/15 mm
Gun 90 mm F3
Ammunition 36 pieces
Stripper clip (cylinder) 6 pieces
Damage 240/240/320 НР
Penetration 170/248/45 mm.
Rate of fire 6,47 r/min
Traverse aiming 46 d/sec
Elevation 35 d/sec
Traverse Ang -0...+0°
Elevation Ang

-6...+7°(back sector)

-6...+13°(front sector)

 

 

Gallery

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Video

 
AMX 13 90 guide by Na`Vi.Inspirer
 
Na`Vi.Inspirer Highlight @ AMX 13 90 To Furious
 
Na`Vi. Inspirer In Action @ amx 13 90
 
Na`Vi.Inspirer on AMX 13-90 @ Random fight

 

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