The Brenus armor package coupled with the dozer blade would probably increase the combat weight of the AMX-40 to something like 46 metric tons.
The AMX-40 was a French prototype main battle tank. Its development began in 1983 as a clean sheet design. Four prototypes had been produced by 1986, and the design was offered for export notably to Spain.
The tank was of fairly standard configuration, with the driver at the front, the turret in the center, housing a gunner, commander and loader. With the engine at the rear. It's armament consisted of a 120 millimeter calibre smoothbore gun, with a coaxial 20 millimeter calibre autocannon. The tank was powered by a 1,100 horsepower V12 diesel engine coupled to an automatic transmission.
|Status||Development completed. Not in service or production.|
|Production Period||1983-1985||Production Quantity||4 prototypes|
|Length, overall||10.0m||Length, hull||6.8m|
|Width, overall||3.36m||Height, overall||3.1m|
|Combat Weight||43000kg||Unloaded Weight||n/a|
|Radio, external||n/a||Communication, crew||n/a|
|Main Armament||120mm smoothbore gun||Ammunition Carried||35x120mm|
|Traverse Rate||n/a||Elevation Rate||n/a|
|Secondary Armament||20mm F2 (coaxial); 7.62mm MG (AA)||Ammunition Carried||578x20mm; 2250x7.62mm|
|Engine||Poyaud V12X 12-cylinder diesel||Transmission||ZF|
|Horsepower||1100hp at 2500rpm||Suspension||torsion bar|
|Power/Weight Ratio||25hp/t||Track Width||57.0cm|
|Speed, on road||70km/h||Track Ground Contact||n/a|
|Fuel Capacity||1100+400 l (1)||Ground Pressure||0.89kg/cm2|
|Range, on road||600+250km||Gradient||70%|
|Fuel Consumption||about 180 l/100km||Vertical Obstacle||1.0m|
|Turning Radius||n/a||Trench Crossing||3.2m|
|Ground Clearance||0.45m||Fording||1.3m (2)|
|Smoke Laying||2x3 smoke launchers||NBC Protection||n/a|
|(1) AMX-40 can carry up to 400 l of addition fuel in two external barrels that may be jettisoned.|
(2) Fording depth of 2.3m with preparation; 4.0m with snorkel.
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