The amx-50 was an attempt to develop a powerful medium takn for the French Army.

However, developments in anti-tank technology made it obsolete and only five prototypes were manufactured before the project was terminated.

The AMX-50 was developed immediately after World War II to give the French army a powerful new medium tank.

Many of its design features were adopted from French experience with German Tiger and Panther tanks.

The first AMX-50 was armed with a 90mm cannon which was soon upgraded to 100mm.

Subsequent versions were armed with a 120mm cannon to counter Russian heavy tanks but the development of new anti-tank ammunition, which could penetrate very thick armour, made the AMX-50 concept obsolete and it was abandoned in favour of the lighter and more mobile AMX-30 as France’s MBT.

This model represents the third AMX-50 prototype in 1950.

Combat 72 1/72 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in June 2014.


MODEL: AMX-50-100

ROLE: medium tank

TIME PERIOD: 1949-1959

ENGINES: one Maybach HL295 12VC engine of 850hp

WIDTH: 3.4m

LENGTH: 7.35m

GROSS WEIGHT: 57.8 tonnes


RANGE: 250km


ARMAMENT: 100mm main cannon with autoloader and one 7.63 machine gun

SCALE: 1/72



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