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Renault Modèle 1934 YR, AMC 1934:

Design

Renault finished a prototype in 1933 to meet the AMC (Auto-Mitrailleuse de Reconnaissance) requirements for a fast fully tracked combat car to be used in the French mechanized cavalry. It initially had a turret from the Renault FT turret and had a 37 mm gun. It wasn't satisfactory enough so another prototype was developed, the Renault 34 YR with a new turret and 25 mm gun and one MG.

Had a 2 man turret. Decision to adopt AMC 1935 ended production for this vehicle.

Production

  • AMC-34: 12
    • Production: 1934

Specifications

  AMC-34
Crew Commander, gunner, driver
3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 10,800 kg, 9,700 kg
21,300 lb
10.8 tons, 9.54 tons
Length w/gun 13', 13.08', 13' 0.6"
3.98 m
Length w/o gun  
Height 6' 11", 7.5', 6' 10.5"
2.1 m
Width 6' 9.5", 6.76'
2.07 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 25 mm or 47 mm
25 mm
47 mm Sa34 (?)
Secondary  
MG 7.5 mm MG, coaxial
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 5, 20
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Renault water cooled
Cylinders 4, 8
Net HP 120
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 25 mph, 24.9 mph,
40 kph
Speed - Cross Country 18.6 mph
Range - Road 124.3 miles, 124 miles,
200 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 4
Return rollers each side 4
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site