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AMX 30 B: From Paris with Love!

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The 9.7 update for World of Tanks will bring seven new upgradeable French vehicles. Of particular interest is the new Tier X medium tank— the AMX 30 B.

The tank is a typical example of a Western post-war vehicle: perfect gun elevation angles, good mobility, powerful and precise gun, great view range, yet, quite a modest armour protection. No automatic loaders: manual loading for the win!

In this article you can find the technical characteristics of the vehicle, learn its strong and weak points, and get some advice on using this French flagman effectively.



  • An effective 105-mm gun—it is precise, has adequate aiming time, and high alpha damage for a medium tank. The AMX 30 B will make a formidable opponent in long-distance firefights. Besides, the gun deals good damage per minute—about 2,630 points. 
  • The penetration of standard shells—the standard shells are composite rigid, with penetration of 260 mm. The composite rigid shells are also fast, which makes the gun of AMX 30 B even more appealing.
  • Perfect view range—410 meters. It is one of the best view ranges in the game; only the M48 Patton and M60 have a better view range. If you use this advantage right, the battle has all the chances to be resolved in your favour: the early spotting of the enemy will allow you to start the fight on your conditions and put all the power of the 105-mm gun to good use.
  • Comfortable gun elevation angles— -8...+20 degrees. The tank can make an effective use of hilly terrain, which means less time under enemy fire. Using ground folds as cover can significantly prolong the tank's life in battle.
  • Mobility—the tank is in no way a race car, but it has enough speed to change positions quickly depending on the battle situation.
  • Armour protection—the vehicle is quite lightly armored. If you want to succeed using the AMX 30 B, try to avoid enemy fire.


Tactical Role in the Battlefield

The key to your victory is to relentlessly monitor the unfolding battle on the minimap. This is especially true for the AMX 30 B.

This Tier X MT allows for quite an entertaining and creative game. The AMX 30 B will be interesting for players knowledgeable in the key positions and battle scenarios of each map. The tank is mobile enough to easily take good firing positions. Should the battle situation require so, it can quickly change its position and move to another flank or firing point.

Aggressive raids in assault teams consisting of allied medium tanks do not make the best tactical use for the new French vehicle. It is not a Maus and not even an AMX 50 B—its armour will not protect it from the fire of enemy vehicles above Tier VIII. The best strategy is to act carefully and wisely: hide in the ground folds, behind your allies or any other structures. Do your best to save your hit points till the end of the battle, because they will become crucial for your victory in the final stage of the fight.

The most effective use of the top French tank is to combine a sniper and support tactics. Take the key positions to spot and eliminate enemy vehicles, cover your advancing allies with fire, and lady Luck will smile upon you.

To sum everything up, we can say that the AMX 30 B is the most balanced Tier X support MT. If you can fully understand and effectively use this vehicle, you will be able to turn the tide of the battle in your favour.