AMD 50am (Auto-Mitrailleuse de Découverte)

AMD 50am (Auto-Mitrailleuse de Découverte)
Image: AMD 50am (WarWheels)
Vehicle TypeLight 4x2 Armoured Car
Origin & DesignerFrance-USA/Laffly-White
Numbers Produced96
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Assistant Driver & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/21 SA-18 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-16° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Secondary Armament1 x 7.5mm MAC Modèle 1931 Machine Gun
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried164 x 37mm & 2.880 x 7.5mm
Combat Weight6.500 kg
Ground Clearance[@ground_clearance]
Fording Depth0.60m
Trench Crossing0.40m
Obstacle Clearance0.25m
Climbing Ability50°
ArmourHull Front: 8mm
Hull Sides: 8mm
Hull Rear: 8mm
Hull Top: 8mm
Turret Front: 8mm
Turret Sides: 8mm
Turret Rear: 8mm
Turret Top: 8mm
EngineLaffly 4-Cyl (Petrol)
Transmission3 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range300 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed70 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed[@maximum_cross_country_speed]
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe AMD 50am was an improved version of the AMD White mle 1917/18, the old White chassis was replaced by a new one designed by Laffly. Mostly served in the overseas colonies except for a small number which remained in France.