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Panhard AMD-35 (FR300)
The French designed their Automitrailleuse de Découverte (AMD), Deep Reconnaissance Armoured Cars, to advance far ahead of their division to locate the enemy and report their movements. As they were expected to operate with little support apart from their own motorcyclists, the AMD needed to be capable of defending itself. The Panhard AMD modèle 1935 has a two-man turret armed with the excellent 25mm SA-35 gun, a shortened version of the towed 25mm SA-34 anti-tank gun that fires higher-powered ammunition to maintain its performance.
The AMD-35 has two drivers, one facing forward and the other backwards,
allowing it to reverse out of an ambush. Its reliability, its ability to
travel 186 miles (300km) on a tank of fuel, and its near-silent
operation help make it one of the best armoured cars in service at the
start of the war.
Crew: 4 (cmd, gnr, 2x dvr)
Weight: 8.2 tonnes
Length: 4.79m (15’ 9”)
Width: 2.01m (6’ 7”)
Height: 2.31m (7’ 7”)
Weapons: 1x 25mm SA-35 gun, 1x 7.5mm MAC31 MG
Armour: 26mm (1”)
Speed: 73 km/h (46 mph)
Range: 300 km (186 miles)
Panhard AMD-35 (FR300) are fielded in a Deep Reconnaissance Platoon on page 153 of Blitzkrieg as part of a Escadron de Reconnaissance.
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremy Painter
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