Started just at the end of World War II, development of the AMX-13 reached full production in 1952 with over 3,000 units built.
automatic loader negates the need for a fourth man in the turret, though
manual loading is required after the 12th round is fired.
(Model 51) models were produced with the smaller 75mm main gun, then
upgraded to the 90mm main gun with thermal sleeve, with a further
'up-gunned' 105mm main gun produced solely for export.
The AMX-13 is classified as a light tank and was developed shortly after WW2.
Classification Type: Light Tank
Contractor: GIAT Industries, Roanne, France
Country of Origin: France
Initial Year of Service: 1952
Number Built: 3,000