AMX 50 Foch (155)

The AMX 50 Foch (155) is a French tier 10 premium tank destroyer.

In 1952, with the launch of the AMX 50 120 tank project, the French discontinued development of the AMX 50 Foch tank destroyer. A tank destroyer having the same 120-mm gun armament as the tank was thought to be unnecessary. There were attempts to upgrade the main gun to 155 mm, but these efforts were abandoned as France made moves to adopt standardized NATO equipment.

A sudden departure from the previously single-fire TDs of the French line. The Foch 155 represents the maximum in traditionally French auto loading firepower. With awesome penetration and burst potential, the Foch (155) is capable of mowing down precisely the enemies most needing destruction in order to transform the course of a match. Saddled with the height in handicapped gun handling and with no protection outside of the frontal arc, the Foch has many weaknesses which can make it incredibly frustrating to play. While difficult to exploit and temperamental in the extreme, the Foch (155) is an absolute game-changer when used with perfect timing.

Starting in 9.20, the Foch (155) became a special vehicle when it was replaced by the AMX 50 Foch B as the French tier 10 tank destroyer.
AMX 50 Foch (155)

Pros and Cons

Pros:
- Huge burst damage with high damage per shot and good penetration

- Frontal armor is thick and well sloped

- Decent speed


Cons:
- Low HP

- Very long reload

- Decent frontal armor and weak side armor

- Long aiming time, small traverse arc and slow shell speed.

Historical Info

Based on the M 4 chassis in 1950, AMX presented a prototype of a heavy tank destroyer in the form of a 120 mm self-propelled gun, the Canon Automoteur AMX 50 Foch, named after Marshal Ferdinand Foch. It was intended to give long range fire support to the medium/heavy AMX 50 100 mm model. The design had a lot of similarities with German Jagdpanther tank destroyer. It had a long bareled 120 mm gun with a muzzle break attached to a well sloped and heavily armored flat profile vehicle. Remotely controlled anti-aircraft machinegun was placed on the right side of the roof, while commander’s cupola with the range finder was pushed to the left.

Unlike previous post war concepts like the Mle. 1948, several AMX 50 TDs were built, the first in 1950. Field tests were promising, and army started to prepare to adopt AMX 50 Foch in small numbers. When AMX engineers managed to install a 120 mm gun into an oscillating turret of the AMX 50 120 tank, Foch immediately become obsolete and all further development and production were stopped. In order to try to sve the project, several proposals which incorporated installation of a much more powerful 155 mm gun were given to the army, but all efforts were abandoned when France made moves to adopt standardized NATO equipment and ammunition.