Last time, we discussed about the AMX-50 design. As conflict with the Soviet Union becoming more and more likely, the AMX-50 project received a breath of fresh air after its development was restarted with the "surbaissé", lighter and lower.
The AMX-13-90 is a modernized version of the well-known AMX-13 light tank that received a significant upgrade to firepower during the 1960s. In War Thunder, the AMX-13-90 paves the way for French tankers to get access to some of their most advanced tech available at the higher ranks.
Once the AMX-13 was developed, it’s chassis proved itself to be a very versatile one throughout the vehicle’s service life, taking on many different roles if certain adjustments were made. Thus, it’s not surprising that French engineers considered the AMX-13 as their first choice to serve as a base on which one of France’s first post-war mobile SPAA units would be created.
Today we’re starting with a devblog series dedicated to the development history and in-game performance of the AMX-50 family of tanks, added to War Thunder in update 1.75 “La Résistance”. The first vehicle we’ll be taking a closer look at is the first prototype of the series, the AMX M4.