The AMX 38

AMX 38For the Record has provided a translation of the live journal page of tank researcher Yuri Pasholok describing the French AMX 38 tank.  The AMX 38 was essentially a footnote in the story of French pre-war tank design, never getting past the prototype stage.  The vehicle was intended to be a slightly larger version of the typical French two man infantry tanks of the period. In general, French tanks have received far less coverage in English language publications than other vehicles of World War II.  This article provides far more detail than what is currently out there in print form regarding the AMX 38.  Steven Zaloga’s New Vanguard 209 French Tanks of World War II makes only a brief mention of the AMX 38.  The much older book AFV Weapons profile 58 by Bingham devotes a short paragraph to the AMX 38.

Read the full article over at For the Record.


  1. French tanks will always be a mystery if that Yuri guy’s article is the only thing to go on.


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