World of Tanks Wiki
Advertisement

France[]

Graffiti stickers france A.png

Armored fighting vehicles designed or produced by the French Republic. French tanks tend to be extremely specialized tanks and each should be examined carefully before committing to play it.


French tanks vary wildly between the tiers, due to the paradigm changes in historical doctrines around WWII. However, their core philosophy is geared around offensive action. At lower tiers, they accomplish this with trench-assault tanks with great armor, but are as slow as foot

0.9.18 French Tank Tree

infantry and have mediocre anti-tank penetration power. At higher tiers, they are mobile and armed with great guns; but as very theoretical tanks developed in an era where HEAT made armour less useful, they sacrifice their armor in order to achieve that performance. Most mid or above tier French tanks have an autoloader with a drum magazine, which allow for several shots in a short period of time. Almost all French tanks suffer from having few crew members which makes for less variety when choosing crew skills or perks, lack of sufficient hull and turret armor at mid-high tier, lack sufficient speed and mobility at lower tiers, and their guns almost always have long aim times. All are meant for offensive action; lower tier French tanks rely on their armor to withstand enemy hits (especially machineguns, and autocannons) and higher tier French tanks rely on their speed to position stealthily and avoid hits. Lower tier guns tend to have poor anti-tank penetration, and will have trouble stopping other heavily armored vehicles advancing on them without premium munitions. Conversely higher tier tanks will find themselves handicapped on the defensive, due to the extremely long reload times on the automatic loaders. On most tiers, poor turret armor prevents them from using hull-down positions effectively. They also generally have very poor gun dispersion and aim times, which can be very frustrating and inconsistent.

Name Tank type Tier Premium/Standard
FT Light tank I Standard
FT AC Tank destroyer II Standard
H35 Light tank II Standard
D1 Light tank II Standard
FCM 36 Light tank II Standard
R35 Light tank II Standard
FT BS Self-Propelled Gun II Standard
AM Gendron "Elite" Light tank II Premium
AMR 35 "Elite" Light tank II Premium
UE 57 Tank destroyer III Standard
Somua S35 Medium tank III Standard
D2 Medium tank III Standard
FCM 36 Pak 40 "Elite" Tank destroyer III Premium
AMX 38 Light tank III Standard
Lorr. 39L AM Self-Propelled Gun III Standard
SAu 40 Tank destroyer IV Standard
SARL 42 Medium tank IV Standard
B1 Heavy tank IV Standard
AMX 40 Light tank IV Standard
AMX 105 AM Self-Propelled Gun IV Standard
S35 CA Tank destroyer V Standard
G1 R Medium tank V Standard
BDR G1 B Heavy tank V Standard
AMX ELC bis Light tank V Standard
M10 RBFM "Elite" Tank destroyer V Premium
leFH18B2 "Elite" Self-Propelled Gun V Premium
AMX 13 AM Self-Propelled Gun V Standard
ARL V39 Tank destroyer VI Standard
ARL 44 Heavy tank VI Standard
AMD 178B Light tank VI Standard
AMX 12 t Light tank VI Standard
AMX 13 F3 Self-Propelled Gun VI Standard
Bretagne Panther "Elite" Medium tank VI Premium
AMX AC 46 Tank destroyer VII Standard
AMX M4 45 Heavy tank VII Standard
EBR Hotch. Light tank VII Standard
AMX 13 75 Light tank VII Standard
AMX 13 57 "Elite" Light tank VII Premium
AMX 13 57 GF "Elite" Light tank VII Premium
Lorr. 155 50 Self-Propelled Gun VII Standard
AMX AC 48 Tank destroyer VIII Standard
AMX 65 t Heavy tank VIII Standard
AMX 50 100 Heavy tank VIII Standard
AMX M4 49 "Elite" Heavy tank VIII Premium
AMX M4 49 Liberté "Elite" Heavy tank VIII Premium
Lynx 6x6 Light tank VIII Standard
EBR 75 FL 10 "Elite" Light tank VIII Premium
B-C 12 t Light tank VIII Standard
ELC EVEN 90 "Elite" Light tank VIII Premium
M4A1 Rev. "Elite" Medium tank VIII Premium
AMX CDC "Elite" Medium tank VIII Premium
Bourrasque "Elite" Medium tank VIII Premium
Lorr. 40 t "Elite" Medium tank VIII Premium
Somua SM "Elite" Heavy tank VIII Premium
FCM 50 t "Elite" Heavy tank VIII Premium
Lorr. 155 51 Self-Propelled Gun VIII Standard
AMX Cda 105 "Elite" Tank destroyer VIII Premium
Foch Tank destroyer IX Standard
AMX M4 51 Heavy tank IX Standard
AMX 50 120 Heavy tank IX Standard
EBR 90 Light tank IX Standard
AMX 30 1er prot. Medium tank IX Standard
B-C 25 t AP Medium tank IX Standard
AMX 13 90 Light tank IX Standard
AMX 30 Medium tank IX Standard
B-C 155 55 Self-Propelled Gun IX Standard
Char Futur 4 "Elite" Medium tank IX Premium
Foch B Tank destroyer X Standard
AMX M4 54 Heavy tank X Standard
AMX 50 B Heavy tank X Standard
EBR 105 Light tank X Standard
B-C 25 t Medium tank X Standard
AMX 13 105 Light tank X Standard
AMX 30 B Medium tank X Standard
B-C 155 58 Self-Propelled Gun X Standard
Foch (155) "Elite" Tank destroyer X Premium
Advertisement