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AMX 40 - the WORST tier IV around

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I think that AMX 40...

  1. ...is terrible. (182 votes [57.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.23%

  2. ...is ok as it is. (68 votes [21.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.38%

  3. ...is one of the best tier IV vehicles! (68 votes [21.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.38%

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Darkwindas #41 Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:26 PM


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I would not go as far as telling this tank is bad, but it is not great either. Its mediocre. For instance matilda is way better tank. Steel duck can rally be hard target when it is top tier. Look at it like it is heavy, just named "light" because certain moron decided they are lacking light tanks.

You want really terrible tank? try B1. You will learn to be terrified of steel ducks, because while you are SLIGHTLY more mobile, you have same crapgun and you cannot penetrate duck, while it can rip your gazilion frontal and not only frontal weekspots with ease.

Jean_Bart #42 Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:34 PM

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View PostEila_Juutilainen, on 20 February 2014 - 06:10 PM, said:

Erm... AMX 40 is not a scout. It will see tier 6 max.

Either way, AMX 40 is absolutely useless in tier 6 battle, no matter what (HEAT shells or not)!

View PostDarkwindas, on 20 February 2014 - 06:26 PM, said:

...For instance matilda is way better tank. ....

No doubt! Matilda is capable of damaging tier 6 heavies frontally, even without using premium shells!

Doigenunchi #43 Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:25 PM


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Curse this god awful tank ! :angry: The only thing that keeps me playing it is because I really want the ELC AMX. 13k XP to go.... It's going to be a long month:facepalm: As of now the only time I play it is at the begin of the day to get the double XP bonus for a win. I'm actually thinking to use free XP to just get over with. I'd rather play the ELC stock than this pile of crap...

EROMANGA_SENSEI_AOTY #44 Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:11 PM


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You may think I am troll,but this is one of the best tier IV vehicles once upgraded. Pretty decent gun, it's armor can stop most guns of its tier. Lacks mobility, that's true, and it is not the best against higher tier tanks, but I would say it is more than average

lnfernaI #45 Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:57 PM


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View PostBejtman, on 05 September 2013 - 10:39 AM, said:

I realy like to play lower tier tanks (III-V) and haven't really bounced off anything yet but this vehicle is simply the WORST thing I was able to put my hands on.
I run it with top modules, 80% crew, Vents+Camo+Optics and still fail miserably, mostly because:
- it's top gun suffers from low ROF and accuracy issues and shot seems to lose penetration quickly with the distance
- HEAT is pricey and even when I'm using HEAT, I cannot hurt Hetzers from the front (they have no problem with it, sloped armour or not)
- with premium rounds for credits, this tank main ability (nice armour) is invalid and everyone loads a round of prem ammo if they see you instantly
- speed of this tank and turret traverse are terrible, you can be easily rushed and attacked from behind pretty much by everyone
- Matchmaker HATES the second turret/gun/both, I'm dropped 4/5 times to the battles where I'm bottom dweller (half tier 6, 40% tier 5, rest tier 4) or simply, a bottom (half tier 5, half tier 4). It's a bit better with first turret and secod gun, but you'll probably fail at tier 6 games even more (if it's possible at all...) and my above average total win rate doesn't really help either
- this tank ONLY above average side is a decent armour for a low tier battles, aside from that anything else is average or (mostly) below average when compared to the other vehicles
- it's effectiveness in tier IV battles with the prem-for-credits ammo is debatable
- with that speed and pretty much low HP pool, you're a sure shot for artillery
Disliked B1 is a vastly superior vehicle when compared with AMX 40.
There's a decent HOWTOPLAY guide about this vehicle posted on the forums by the player called IndygoEEI that decided to put a lot of effort to get to know how to play this thing:
But even this guy, fully commited to the idea of the Duck running around the field, was able to pull only a 54% win rate with it.
Let's be honest - you can get higher win rate with other vehicles with much less effort and much more joy from playing.
So let's sum it up:
- this tank should NEVER EVER see tier VI games with it's current performance
- current AT-DERP&Matilda flood of tier IV and AT flood of tier V gives you a masochistic experience when you're running it
- it can exceel when a top with only a few tier IV vehicles around, but HONESTLY speaking, we could say it about any other tank/AT vehicle if we can say it about AMX
- it's best to be played for LOL's (QUACK! at the beginning of the battle and die with honour as the proud duck should do)
WG,do your job and balance this thing or remove it forever.

You seem to be dumb enough to not realise,this tank is not a scout,maybe passive, equipping with optics *spit*.

boomboom517 #46 Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:33 PM


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This tank is going to be a pain but at least i'll get the elc out of it.

wtfitszoeff #47 Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:22 PM


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It's really terrible.

The worst thing is the tank description. It tells you the top speed of this thing is 60?

Well, you will never reach that! I was pretty pissed of with WarGaming on this. All my tanks sofar meet the specs WG puts on their website. But not for this tank. Even fully upgraded, this *&^% tank will not exceed 25, sorry hilldown 27... ;-)

No, it's really terrible.

I had 1 fun game with it as a top tier. Several (faster) light tanks surrounded me, but could not penetrate the armor.... hahaha it took a while but at the end the all died... lol 

But besides that... not much fun, luckely I now have the ELC AMX... that is really funny!

Hoschizora #48 Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:49 AM


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The AMX-40 is hands down, the most sexiest tank in the history of the universe and everything beyond.

That is FACT. Any disagreements are simply opinions.

MCderpy12 #49 Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:37 AM


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Honestly I had great fun in my amx40, great armour sloping that can bounce many things that would otherwise halve you health in a tier 6 game.


at some angles I have bounced 122mm shells from the kv1S


Its slow, yes, but I play it a bit like my AT2 

I go where I can get a lot of action, normally the least populated flank and pump shot after shot into my targets.


The most fun I ever had in my AMX40 was a duel, AMX40 vs AMX40, funny cos we couldn't pen each other.

But that was when I learned the massive weak spot of the the AMX40, which I am sad/happy to know because I have no trouble penetrating a AMX40 anymore, even with 50mm pen

Kaptain_Tripps #50 Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:08 AM


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A pox on this "tank" and all that designed it.

thaJNKRS #51 Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

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I've still got a cool replay for this tank in my WoT folder from when I was grinding the tank. It's a pretty good result for a AMX 40 platoon in Tier4 :smile:


Check it out, we got a Crucial Contribution:


AllyourKitty #52 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:21 AM


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In my opinion this is one of the worst tanks in the entire game. When I finish the grind with this rolling heap of fail I never want to see it again.

High_Rise_Guy #53 Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:02 PM


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not as bad as Somua SAu 40 in my opinion


matthiasfl #54 Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:32 PM


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i dont think it is that bad, in tier 4 battles you can dominate the battles, in tier 5 you can still be good, just stay in the back and snipe. in tier 6 your are kinda useless, but then i finded it very rare that i got in tier 6 battles maybe only around  5 times. the worst tier iv i think is the m5a1 stuart.

Fishmachine #55 Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:54 AM

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View Postmatthiasfl, on 18 April 2014 - 10:32 PM, said:

i dont think it is that bad, in tier 4 battles you can dominate the battles,


Dominate battles? Nowadays? By being almost stationary target for every Matilda, T-28, and every single one TD with 100mm+ penetration?

These days are long over.


View Postmatthiasfl, on 18 April 2014 - 10:32 PM, said:

in tier 5 you can still be good, just stay in the back and snipe


Stay back and snipe? With 74mm penetration and 0.46 accuracy?


StuffKnight #56 Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:47 AM

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Awful. Absolute crap. Hated every goddamn f**king moment. A gun selection that approaches the "worthless" category in Tier V matches, and is 100% completely ineffective in Tier VI games. The armour is much the same. Speed is beyond awful, guaranteeing that the fight's decided before you arrive at the scene. An absolute waste of time that serves only to fill a playerslot in matchmaking.


But at least it's not the B1.

hugo89 #57 Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:03 AM


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IMHO this tank is terrible. It lacks the speed and the mobility to keep up with the other lights and meds from your team. When you finally arrive at the fight, most of the time it´s pretty over by then. The armor is bouncy at times, but against tier V or VI this tank is still just free exp to the enemy. WG might consider a little rebalance, a slight speed and mobility buff and maybe a bit more penetration of the top gun for the games, where you meet tier V or VI.


Yes, sometimes it shines in tier IV games, but such games are rare ...

AMX40_fan #58 Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:47 AM


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It's the best tank ever, and if you're not down with that, we got two words for yah!


AMX 40 !

boomboom517 #59 Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:54 PM


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Iv played this tank now and surprisingly i'm having fun the he is trollish with the number of crits i get and the bouncy ness of the armor realy did surprise me. 

most of my losses are due to the rest of the team dieing and i'm getting a lot of t4 matches it's a bit like the dw2 in that respect.

Ace_of_Sp4des #60 Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:40 PM

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Grinding it right now, decided to not spend a single free exp, it's quite bad

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