The AMX-30 is a main battle tank designed by GIAT Industries with a focus on good firepower and superior mobility and first delivered to the French Army in 1966. In addition, it was designed to be able to operate with minimal support services. The downside of the design was the limited armour protection (50 mm base), unable to protect the tank against contemporary main battle tank weapons of NATO or the Warsaw Pact. It is perhaps the most successful post-war French armoured vehicle designed.
Design features included a fully sealed hull, allowing operations in nuclear, chemical, and biological contamination areas. The tank is also capable of fording water up to 2 m in depth. The armour is made of rolled plates and castings, completely welded. The turret is entirely cast and highly shaped for maximum protection.
Pictured here is a 1:50 scale replica of a French AMX-30B2 Main Battle Tank painted in a tri-color camouflage scheme. Sold Out!
Length: 4 inches
Width: 2 inches