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AMX Chasseur de Chars
Type Tank Destroyer
Place of origin France
Specifications
Weight 34 metric tonnes
Length 7.38 m (24 ft 3 in)
Width 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)
Height 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Crew 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Armor 30-20 mm
Primary
armament
Canon de 90 mm SA mle. 1945
Secondary
armament
1x Coaxial machine gun, 1x Hull machine gun
Engine Maybach HL 295 12 cylinders
1200 hp
Transmission AK5-250 5-speed
Suspension Torsion bar

The AMX Chasseur de Chars (English translation: Hunter of Tanks or Tank Hunter), abbreviated as the "AMX CDC", was a tank destroyer concept, designed in 1946.

History

After the Second World War, there was a pressing need for the French Army to acquire a modern tank with a heavy armament.

In 1946, the AMX company presented a lightly armoured 34 tonne tank destroyer based on the AMX M4 chassis, but fitted with a modern rounded sleek turret.[1]

Armament

The tank destroyer was equipped with the Canon de 90 mm SA mle. 1945 gun and had an autoloader. It can hold 90 shells.[1]

Engine

The powerful 1200 hp engine and light weight of the AMX CDC would have resulted in a fast tank destroyer.[1] The AMX CDC can contain 1700 liters of gasoline allowing it to operate for six hours.[1]

Development

The project was terminated and no prototypes were built.[1]

References


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