RoleBelangrijkste gevechtstank
FabrikantAMX-APX + GIAT

De AMX-40 was a French prototype main battle tank. As the AMX-32 had failed to attract any potential sales, GIAT decided to produce yet another upgrade, the AMX-40 Main Battle Tank. The development of the AMX-40 began in 1980 as a clean sheet design. In 1983, the first prototype was finished and presented at the Satory Exhibition that year. Two further prototypes were produced in 1984; the fourth and last one was fabricated in 1985. The design was not intended for service in France, but as a successor to the AMX-32, the improved export version of the AMX-30. However, the efforts to obtain foreign orders failed, the most serious potential customer to have considered the design being Spain. It ceased being offered for export in 1990.

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The AMX-40 was a prototype of a French main battle tank that was designed for export markets in the 1980s. It was an improved version of the AMX-32, which itself was a modernized variant of the AMX-30. The AMX-40 featured a composite armor hull, a 120 mm smoothbore gun, a 20 mm autocannon and two 7.62 mm machine guns. It also had a diesel engine, a torsion bar suspension and a four-man crew. The AMX-40 was intended to compete with other contemporary tanks such as the M1 Abrams, the Leopard 2 and the Challenger 1, but it failed to attract any buyers and was discontinued in 1990.

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