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AMX-D


AMX-13 Modèle 55


Overview


AMX-D

Left side view of Dutch army AMX-D armored recovery vehicle.
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Origin
France
Type
Armored recovery vehicle
Entered service
Mid 1950's
Status
Obsolete
Development
Early 1950's
Developer
France - Ateliers de construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux
Production
Mid 1950's - ?
Producer
France - Ateliers de construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux
Number produced
Dozens (estimate)
Designations
AMX-D / Dépannage
French for "recovery"
AMX-13 Modèle 55
Notable users
France
Netherlands

Details


Facts AMX-D
General
Origin
France
Type
Armored recovery vehicle
Crew
3 (commander, driver, winch operator)
Dimensions
Weight
15.3 t combat load
Length
5.6 m (travel configuration)
Width
2.59 m
Height
2.08 m (hull top)
2.62 m (a-frame stowed)
4.65 m (a-frame in use)
Main armament
Type
7.5mm AAT-52 machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on roof
Ammunition
500 rounds (esitmate)
Traverse
Manual traverse and elevation
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels
Layout
Drive sprocket front, idler rear
Track width
0.35 m
Track on ground
3.00 m
Ground pressure
0.78 kg/cm²
Tread
2.16 m
Suspension
Torsion bar
Automotive
Engine model
Sofam Model 8Gxb
Engine type
8-cylinder water-cooled petrol
Power output
250 hp at 3.200 rpm
Transmission
Manual, 5 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel
480 L
Mobility
Speed
60 km/h on road
Range
400 km on road
Turn radius
Skid turns
Power to weight ratio
16.3 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.43 m
Wall
0.65 m
Trench
1.6 m
Gradient
60 %
Fording
1 m
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Armor thickness
Hull: 15 mm @ 55 degree front, 20 mm side, 10 mm top, 15 mm rear
Superstructure: 30 mm front, 20 mm side, 10 mm roof
NBC system
None
Smoke system
2x2 smoke grenade dischargers
Equipment
Night vision
None
Engineer equipment
5 t capacity A-frame crane
17 t winch

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