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AMX-32


Main Battle Tank (MBT) (1979)


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Front left side view of the AMX-32 Main Battle Tank; color

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The AMX-32 was offered as a heavy-duty alternative to lighter-weight AMX-30 MBT series but found no takers for its time on the market.



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The AMX-32 was a further development of the commercially successful French-made AMX-30 main battle tank. Along with improvements made to the main armament, crew protection and internal components, the system was intended to be an export product to customers who needed more punch than the AMX-30 offered. In the end, however, the AMX-32 was only developed into two prototypes as no production orders were received.

The AMX-32 sported two differing main guns. The first prototype was featured with the AMX-30's 105mm main gun while the second prototype appeared with the more powerful 120mm type. In addition to this change, the AMX-32 also featured improved armor design along with side skirts for better protection of vital systems and crew. The turret was completely redesigned with more defined slopes and featured a 20mm coaxial cannon mount along with a commander's 7.62mm machine gun. Improvements to the fire control system were substantial when compared to its predecessor and gave the AMX-32 the capability of day/night stationary/moving target engagement including a laser rangefinder.

In the end, AMX-32 was not to be as the changes necessitated an increase in overall weight, rendering any improvements to the base AMX-30 mobility moot. The AMX-32 was never produced beyond the two prototypes and there were already other purchase options on the market available to existing AMX-30 customers.

Specifications



Service Year
1979

Origin
France national flag graphic
France

Crew
4
CREWMEN
Production
2
UNITS


Atelier de Construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux (AMX) - France
None
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Primary armored ground combat unit of modern armies utilizing speed, protection, and / or firepower to spearhead armored assaults.
Frontline Asset
Frontline unit used to take direct part in forward operating actions against enemy positions / targets.
Tank-vs-Tank
Engage armored vehicles of similar form and function.


Length
32.3 ft
9.85 m
Width
10.6 ft
3.24 m
Height
9.7 ft
2.96 m
Weight
88,185 lb
40,000 kg
Tonnage
44.1 tons
MEDIUM
(Showcased structural values pertain to the AMX-32 (120mm gun) production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 110 12-cylinder multi-fuel engine developing 720 horsepower.
Speed
40.4 mph
(65.0 kph)
Range
329.3 mi
(530.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the AMX-32 (120mm gun) production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
1 x 120mm main gun
1 x 20mm M693 coaxial cannon
1 x 7.62mm machine gun in commander's cupola
3 x smoke dischargers


Supported Types


Graphical image of a tank cannon armament
Graphical image of a tank automatic cannon
Graphical image of a tank medium machine gun
Graphical image of tank /armored vehicle smoke grenade dischargers


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
38 x 120mm projectiles
480 x 20mm ammunition
3 x smoke grenades


AMX-30 - Base Main Battle Tank Designation on which the AMX-32 is based on.
AMX-32 Prototype 1 - Fitted with 105mm main gun.
AMX-32 Prototype 2 - Fitted with 120mm main gun.


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