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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: 200
    • 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
2
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 14,330 lb
6,500 kg
5.5 tons, 6.5 tons, 7.13 tons
Length 12.6', 12' 7"
3.5 m, 4.25 m
Height 6.18', 6' 2.25"
1.73 m, 1.8 m
Width 5.34', 5' 9.5"
1.64 m, 1.75 m
Ground clearance 1' 0.5"
0.32 m
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure 12.66 psi
0.89 (kg/cm2)
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main

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

Secondary  
MG 7.5 mm
MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 7.5 mm: 2,250
13.2 mm: 1,220
25 mm: 78
Secondary  
MG 750
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) Front: 13
13
Hull Front, Upper 13, 12
Hull Front, Lower 13
Hull Sides, Upper 10
Hull Sides, Lower 10
Hull Rear 10
Hull Top 6
Hull Bottom 5, 6
Turret Front 13
Turret Sides 13
Turret Rear 10
Turret Top 9
Engine (Make / Model) Renault water cooled
Cylinders 4
Net HP 82 @ 2,200 rpm
82, 84, 85
Transmission 4 forward, 1 rear
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity 34 gallons, 130 liters
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 34.3 mph, 35 mph, 37 mph
55 kph, 50 kph
Speed - Cross Country 18.6 mph
Range - Road 124.3 miles
200 km
Cross Country: 95 km
Turning Radius 28' 9"
8.8 m
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth 1' 11"
0.6 m
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type) Rubber cylinder, Cletrac
Wheels each side 4
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width 9"
220 mm
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