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Renault Modèle 1935 ZT, AMR 1935

Design

Hull and turret were riveted.

First version had a 7.5 mm machine gun, second had 13.2 mm Hotchkiss machine gun, third version had 25 mm gun and 7.5 mm MG coaxial, and forth version had fixed superstructure with 25 mm and 7.5 mm machine gun.

Production

  • AMR-35: 2002
    • Production: 1935 - ?
  • AMR-35 7.5 mm: 100
  • AMR-35 13.2 mm: 30
  • AMR-35 25 mm: 70

Usage

German use

  • PzSpWg ZTI 702 (f):
  • 8cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 auf Panzerspähwagen AMR35(f): Removed all of the fighting compartment and engine superstructure to replace it with an open topped superstructure that was higher and open. It had an 8cm sGrW34 mortar installed in the turret ring. Served with units in France.

Specifications

  Renault Modèle 1935 ZT, AMR 1935
Crew Commander, driver
21,2
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 14,330 lb
6,500 kg
5.5 tons3, 6.5 tons2, 7.13 tons1
Length 12.6'2, 12' 7"
3.5 m3, 4.25 m1
Height 6.18'2, 6' 2.25"
1.73 m3, 1.8 m1
Width 5.34'2, 5' 9.5"
1.64 m3, 1.75 m1
Ground clearance 1' 0.5"
0.32 m1
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure 12.66 psi
0.89 (kg/cm2)1
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main

ZT1: 7.5 mm or 13.2 mm MG3
ZT2, ZT3: 25 mm antitank3
7.5 mm M.31 MG, OR
13.2 mm Hotchkiss air-cooled MG, OR
25 mm Hotchkiss antitank gun
25 mm1
7.5 mm MG2, OR
13.2 mm MG2, OR
25 mm2

Secondary  
MG 7.5 mm
MG1
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 7.5 mm: 2,250
13.2 mm: 1,220
25 mm: 781
Secondary  
MG 7501
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) Front: 133
132
Hull Front, Upper 13, 121
Hull Front, Lower 13
Hull Sides, Upper 101
Hull Sides, Lower 10
Hull Rear 101
Hull Top 61
Hull Bottom 5, 61
Turret Front 131
Turret Sides 131
Turret Rear 101
Turret Top 91
Engine (Make / Model) Renault1,2 water cooled1,2
Cylinders 41,2
Net HP 821 @ 2,200 rpm1
823, 84, 852
Transmission 4 forward1, 1 rear1
Fuel type Gasoline1
Octane  
Capacity 34 gallons, 130 liters1
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 34.3 mph2, 35 mph, 37 mph
55 kph, 50 kph1
Speed - Cross Country 18.6 mph
Range - Road 124.3 miles
200 km1
Cross Country: 95 km1
Turning Radius 28' 9"
8.8 m1
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth 1' 11"
0.6 m1
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type) Rubber cylinder, Cletrac1
Wheels each side 41
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width 9"
220 mm1
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933-1942, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site