This is a premium version of the popular French tank. The export version has received several upgrades, including... a long-awaited stabilizer!
Briefly: The Super AMX-30 is an upgraded export version of the serial AMX-30B with a gun stabilizer, side skirts, and a more powerful engine.
During the second half of the 80s, a group of companies in West Germany developed an extensive program to modernize certain outdated tanks, including the French AMX-30B. A number of improvements were made to the French tank in order to enhance its firepower, increase its dynamic characteristics, and (optionally) enhance its armour to a certain extent.
The tank’s firing potential was improved thanks to the installation of a MOLF fire control system with a stabilized sight and a stabilizer for the main gun. The tank’s mobility was enhanced with a new 850-horsepower diesel engine, a German automatic transmission, and new torsion bars and hydraulic shock absorbers. The new tank was demonstrated to the public under the name “Super AMX-30” during testing in Saudi Arabia, but no buyers were found for the upgraded French tank, and only one Super AMX-30 was ever made.
Super AMX-30. MBT, France, rank VI. Premium (part of a pack)
- Premium bonuses
- More powerful engine
- Poor armour
- No 20mm cannon
Fun fact: a method similar to the AMX-30’s could have been used to upgrade such tanks as the M41 Walker Bulldog, M48 Patton, M60A1, and even the T-62.
What does the Super AMX-30 have to offer fans of the French tank line in War Thunder? First of all, it’s got the long-awaited gun stabilizer. It realizes the full offensive potential of the AMX-30 by making it possible to fire at low and medium speeds. The new engine is more responsive, which generally increases the tank’s capabilities in duels and firefights from cover. One advantage for many players is the number of smoke grenades – the German engineers rejigged the entire smokescreen system, and the number of grenade launchers and grenades is now greater. The Super AMX-30 also has side skirts, which is nice too – they provide additional defence against HEAT shells.
- Super AMX-30 (Rank 6 France) - available after 1.89 update;
- 2000 Golden Eagles;
- Premium account for 15 days;
- Pre-order bonus: unique "Bedouin" decal;
- Pre-order bonus: unique "Bedouin" title.
- Vautour IIA Pack;
- Pre-order - Super AMX-30 Pack.
When it comes to the tank’s disadvantages, we should mention that the vehicle’s armour is insufficient – almost all shots fired by other tanks in its class are a threat to it, which is a problem for the entire series. For tank commanders who already have experience using the AMX-30 in battle, this should be a familiar feature. The main thing is to try not to take damage at all. The Super AMX-30’s improved dynamics and excellent stabilizer help the tank roll out from behind cover, fire, and take cover again to reload, all without having to stop. Another important factor is that, as in certain other modifications of the AMX-30, the 20mm cannon has been replaced by a 12.7mm machine gun, which means that a main gun shot will probably be required to destroy light armoured vehicles.
Overall, the Super AMX-30 is now very similar to the Leopard A1A1 series in terms of gameplay, whereas the premium vehicle’s bonuses will help you research any French tank from ranks I-VII more quickly and allow you to earn more Silver Lions in battle.
Look for the Super AMX-30 in our store, stay tuned to the Developer Diary, and join us as we look forward to the big new update: War Thunder 1.89. It’s coming soon!
The War Thunder Team
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