I assume that the main gun is meant to go up and down. AMX-30B is well-known as a second-generation main battle tank equipped by the French Army. Gallery. (This is theoretically less than an E-100 with the 150cm gun considering shell normalization,and we know that the E100s pen is iffy.) I'm looking at them and I am fairly sure that they are belts of machine gun ammunition. imageClickClose: false 1960-2019 (AMX 30B, AMX30B2 and derivatives) Robinson and Seignon, Haynes, ISBN: 978 1 78521 648 0, 188pp, A4, hardback, RRP £25.00. More information about formatting options, Contact / Site Feedback | Site Map | Site Disclaimer and Privacy Policy | Admin Login. The hatch with a hump is a late feature introduced with the AMX30 B2. The vehicle had maneuverability, engine power, and effective anti-tank engagement distance superior to all other vehicles except the Leopard 1. Industry. Industry. Just waiting for them to show up. Meng Model model kit in scale 1:35, TS-013 is a rebox released in 2014 | Contents, Previews, Reviews, History + Marketplace | AMX 30 | EAN: 4897038550562 Concerning the colors, the French never used Olive Drab (at least for the AMX30) but a Plain Green then the 3-tone camo has been applied. In the early 1980s, based on the AMX-30B, France developed a more modernized AMX-30B2. I got the AMX-30B, Merkava 3 BAZ and the AUF 1 for $50 ea (shipped from HK) via ebay. Designed with firepower and mobility in mind, the AMX was light by comparison to its counterparts, weighing in at only 36 tonnes. I use Tamiya paints, so the entire kit was sprayed with Olive Drab (XF-62). Robinson describes the development and introduction to service of this long serving weapon system. Full review by Mark Rooks. Allowed HTML tags: