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Hauteclocque
2011-03-17, 17:57
http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/11/87/81/04/1er-2e10.jpg


Ladies and gentlemen, here is the AMX-56 Leclerc MBT:

https://i.imgur.com/9AdKRoE.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/y5fs20Z.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1sUbds3.jpg

And here is the UN version for billoute's Operation Marlin :mrgreen::

https://i.imgur.com/TjcOKGS.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RvjMzLM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ExJLLNL.jpg

Credits:
Model: TP mod, [R-DEV]Danke_SPb
UVmaps: [R-DEV]SashaSK8
Texture: [R-DEV]SashaSK8

The ANF1 is from Bao.

Some specs if you want them:

Primary armament: GIAT CN120-26/52 120mm tank gun
40 rounds (1 round ready to fire in the chamber, 22 rounds inside the autoloader magazine with additional 18 rounds in the chassis)
Secondary armament: 12.7 mm coaxial M2HB machine gun
Cupola armament: 7.62mm ANF1 machine gun
Max speed: 72 km/h (45 mph)



Thanks again to both DEVs who worked on this tank making it a masterpiece for our faction ;)

(Props to Doctor for the title :P)

Sgt_Doctor
2011-03-17, 17:59
Thanks to you Sasha and Danke. <3

Bob of Mage
2011-03-17, 18:04
Nice! I hope to use it soon!

No desert camo? And yes I know UN camo will be used in an arid map, but still shouldn't you have some desert camo for other maps?

Gozjh
2011-03-17, 18:10
nice work!

Aquiller
2011-03-17, 18:15
Will it move forward or only in reverse?

I KID, I KID

Great work, model looks pumped up and ready to fight, ETA of French Forces?

Rudd
2011-03-17, 18:18
ETA of French Forces?

I'm not really supposed to tell you this...but alright

highlight here to find out -> when its done

great texture, the Russian duo again show why the Soviet nation will rise again and rule the world...or something like that.

Imchicken1
2011-03-17, 18:20
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Delicious :)

Claymore
2011-03-17, 18:24
Great job, I like especially the UN version :-)

Hauteclocque
2011-03-17, 18:25
Nice! I hope to use it soon!

No desert camo? And yes I know UN camo will be used in an arid map, but still shouldn't you have some desert camo for other maps?

No desert camo planned for the moment, Frenchies don't use it in operations (check some pics of our vehicles and soldiers in Afghanistan or in Lebanon). ;)



Last time we used desert camo was during the First Gulf War.

dunadan
2011-03-17, 18:52
Will it move forward or only in reverse?

I KID, I KID


Don't know but it has more horses than the Polish army.. just kidding. :mrgreen:


Anyway awesome work, can't wait for France in PR. 8)

Jafar Ironclad
2011-03-17, 18:56
Looking forward to crewing this Clerk. :D

X1 Spriggan
2011-03-17, 18:56
Hard cold metal pleasure!!!!

Silly_Savage
2011-03-17, 18:57
Loving the texture work.

Bob of Mage
2011-03-17, 19:00
Hauteclocque;1563854']No desert camo planned for the moment, Frenchies don't use it in operations (check some pics of our vehicles and soldiers in Afghanistan or in Lebanon). ;)



Last time we used desert camo was during the First Gulf War.

Damn, they're worse than us! We sent in our troops with mostly green kit, but at least we took the time and money to paint our stuff the right colour.

Oh yeah, have you guys seen Canadian fancy new armour vest? I'm even more amazed that Canada upgraded them when you look at a nation like France, they haven't even got the right colour clothing.

Sorry if this is off topic, I'm just pointing out how weird France is in my view by example.

162eRI
2011-03-17, 19:09
I just came in my pants I think!!! Beautiful, awesome, incredible work, that's gorgeous! Leclerc MBT for the win, even if sadly we didn't make this tank with the German as it was planned at first, it's still a master piece and I believe one of the best tank in the world!

http://www.defense.gouv.fr/var/dicod/storage/images/base-de-medias/images/terre/blt/liban-premier-mandat-onu-organisation-des-nations-unies-pour-les-leclerc/235507-1-fre-FR/liban-premier-mandat-onu-organisation-des-nations-unies-pour-les-leclerc.jpg
Could it mean we will have all white vehicles for Operation Marlin map? That could be cool!
http://a31.idata.over-blog.com/500x373-ffffff/0/34/14/65/novembre-2009/char_leclerc.jpg
(also, the UN Leclerc looks quite too clean in the screens??)
http://www.ttu.fr/francais/Dossiers/Resources/img4934copiea.jpeg
http://www.ttu.fr/francais/Dossiers/Resources/img5152a.jpeg

PS: these guard post would be very nice on Billoute's map ^^
http://www.servir-et-defendre.org/armees_francaises/materiels_des_armees_francaises/leclerc/bi_nexter_leclerc_liban_1.sd.jpg

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Indeed, no desert camo for the French Leclerc yet. Only the United Arab Emirates are using desert camo:
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/leclerc/images/leclerc1.jpg
(and Leclerc DGN: http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/1365/p2190984et7.jpg)

RememberTheAlamo
2011-03-17, 19:09
Will it move forward or only in reverse?

That would be hilarious! :D

Nice paint :)

ma21212
2011-03-17, 19:11
Do you think French Forces will possibly be in .96?

Sgt_Doctor
2011-03-17, 19:21
Not really.

EW_SK
2011-03-17, 19:46
AWSOME WORK and it didnt came long after your podcast (thx for that to guys).
I was thinking :Won't it be unfair for the Leclerc to have a 7.62 coax instead of a .50 like the others ?

ma21212 "Do you think French Forces will possibly be in .96?"

[R-CON]Sgt_Doctor "Not really."

Does it mean we can expect 0.96 soon ?

pfhatoa
2011-03-17, 19:53
lovely work. a pleasure to see :)

DankE_SPB
2011-03-17, 19:57
It only means there wont be FF in 0.96, nothing else.

EnermaX
2011-03-17, 20:04
Pure epicness.

Wakain
2011-03-17, 20:11
lol french bashing poles, things can't get much worse:p

anyway, beautiful model, it's good to see the frenchfor are getting a lot done.
when I saw the first pic I thought to myself: "looking good, it's a shame the french don't have a different style of vehicle camo though." then I saw the second pic;)

ma21212
2011-03-17, 20:16
DankE_SPB;1563931']It only means there wont be FF in 0.96, nothing else.

ADF lol? but to be serious I thought the FF were the farthest ahead in terms of completion.

Polka
2011-03-17, 20:17
le fap!

DankE_SPB
2011-03-17, 20:22
ADF lol? but to be serious I thought the FF were the farthest ahead in terms of completion.
Where you got the idea about any faction in 0.96? there wont be any.

richyrich55
2011-03-17, 20:25
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/943311/Misc/1298477326282.png

OMFG 40 ROUNDS?!

Daniel
2011-03-17, 20:38
OMG It looks awesome! REALLY as the title says it is 56 t??? Ohh... as I recognized, the Challenger 2 even is already 65,5 t ... the poor streets they're driving on...
But serious, I think it'd be a lot better if you make a nice background picture instead of grey background when presenting a new model (if possible already ingame pictures?).

Yrkidding
2011-03-17, 20:40
Can't wait to gun this thing, looks like a beast

Linx_esp
2011-03-17, 22:37
I don't know why, but the UN version reminds me to the 2142 EU tank XD. Tr?s bien, mes amies!! ;)

ShockUnitBlack
2011-03-17, 22:43
Je l'adore.

Very nice texture job.

ThirdSin
2011-03-17, 23:10
3 words.... vehicle warfare GERMANS!

;)

Sgt_Doctor
2011-03-17, 23:39
What !?

Hitperson
2011-03-17, 23:45
3 words.... vehicle warfare GERMANS!

;)

erm french??

crot
2011-03-18, 01:02
sexy tank.

ubermensche
2011-03-18, 01:42
Man it's really nice! Merci :D

Rudd
2011-03-18, 01:51
erm french??

I think he means Germans Vs French :P

Zulnex
2011-03-18, 03:01
Looks amazing. Thank you very much and keep up the outstanding work Devs.8-)

dtacs
2011-03-18, 06:55
Great model for a great tank.

And co-axial is a .50? Interesting..

AfterDune
2011-03-18, 07:42
Wow, looks fantastic guys! Keep it up!! :)

Dev1200
2011-03-18, 08:02
Great model for a great tank.

And co-axial is a .50? Interesting..

I can already smell the OMG OP.


Also, 56 tonnes of pleasure? Sounds like my..

ABRAMS. Gotta love a good old abrams.

dtacs
2011-03-18, 08:18
It depends what map its on, however it'll be able to take down an IDF M113 without having to fire an AP round :)

nater
2011-03-18, 09:30
I can already smell the OMG OP.


Also, 56 tonnes of pleasure? Sounds like my..

ABRAMS. Gotta love a good old abrams.

The Cupola isn't a .50 so it seems okay to me.

DeadSmile187
2011-03-18, 10:22
IT IS SEXY

Psyko
2011-03-18, 10:59
That looks great lads.

Cpl.Small
2011-03-18, 12:36
Om nom nom, very nice :D

dtacs
2011-03-18, 12:50
The Cupola isn't a .50 so it seems okay to me.
The co-axial is a .50 BMG, so its basically a tank with an MG that kills in one shot.

Cupola gun is a GPMG I think?

Nitneuc
2011-03-18, 13:05
Yep it's an ANF1 which is an old 7,62 NATO chambered MG, though I read on defensenews that thousands of FN MAG have been ordered recently (don't know if it's for infantry and/or vehicles use).

Nagard
2011-03-18, 14:36
Hauteclocque;1563834']Secondary armament: 12.7 mm coaxial M2HB machine gun

Anyone else noticed this? I think you can't notice it often enough... I mean: .50 coaxial! Sweet mother mercy... That's gonna kick some buts with the gunners zoom!

Absolute Killer
2011-03-18, 15:18
looks fantastic guys, the UN version looks pretty intense too haha
can't wait for these french forces to come out!
is that parascope a 1 shot hit/kill like on the other tanks? that looks like a major weak point but its the way the tank is built i guess

nater
2011-03-18, 15:58
The co-axial is a .50 BMG, so its basically a tank with an MG that kills in one shot.

Cupola gun is a GPMG I think?

I mean on all other tanks, the Cupola is a .50 but on this one it's not, so it seems fair to allow the coax to instead be a .50.

Hauteclocque
2011-03-18, 16:34
Yep it's an ANF1 which is an old 7,62 NATO chambered MG, though I read on defensenews that thousands of FN MAG have been ordered recently (don't know if it's for infantry and/or vehicles use).

Yep, you are right ANF1s are being phased out and will be replaced with FN MAGs (they are already on some of our choppers, like the Caracal and the Cougar), they will be used by both the infantry and armour.

Some of our troups in Astan are already being fielded with MINIMI 7,62 (Chasseurs Alpins), according to what I read, the ANF1 isn't that a reliable weapon. It's the reason why there was a massive order for FN MAGs a few months ago.

Is that parascope a 1 shot hit/kill like on the other tanks? that looks like a major weak point but its the way the tank is built i guess

It depends on the way the vehicle is exported. I guess it will be like the others. Though the tank should be faster and more handy to drive. (lighter than most of other MBTs).

sharpie
2011-03-18, 16:54
It depends what map its on, however it'll be able to take down an IDF M113 without having to fire an AP round :)

Hell, the Leclerc can LOOK at the M113 and kill it :P.

162eRI
2011-03-18, 17:01
Merkava VS Leclerc gonna be epic ^^

Hauteclocque
2011-03-18, 17:05
Hell, the Leclerc can LOOK at the M113 and kill it :P.

Well, the Leclerc won't have ATGM to kill the Merkava too :P (I knew we should have done the AZUR kit for this tank...:p)

Also, added a ref pic to the first post :P

Dev1200
2011-03-18, 17:59
The Cupola isn't a .50 so it seems okay to me.

I rarely see anyone using this.

A .50 Coax can kill BTRs. ;P I've never seen a .50 on a tank kill any light apc :P

KillJoy[Fr]
2011-03-18, 18:07
Bravo les gars

Good jobs guys

J.F.Leusch69
2011-03-18, 18:21
I mean on all other tanks, the Cupola is a .50 but on this one it's not, so it seems fair to allow the coax to instead be a .50.

this isnt true anymore since 0.9.

the canadian and german Leopard 2A6 tanks do got a MG3 as cupola weapon.

we also plan to replace the .50cal on the Challenger 2 with a GPMG/FN MAG when the model is available.

162eRI
2011-03-18, 18:28
I'd say go for the Azur kit with the skirts and remote-controlled cupola 7,62 xD. What is the status on this kit in the French army?

By the way, just discovered this new Nexter Leclerc called T40. Any infos?
http://secretdefense.blogs.liberation.fr/.a/6a00e008d663eb8834011570eb399f970b-pi

samogon100500
2011-03-18, 19:10
Would be interesting to see coaxial HMG.Little unbalanced with other vehicles,but also - VAB should be big big sheeeaaaat in game(Like a M113 - only for transport,not for fighting).
Would be nice to see it ingame.

Sgt_Doctor
2011-03-18, 22:46
I'd say go for the Azur kit with the skirts and remote-controlled cupola 7,62 xD. What is the status on this kit in the French army?

By the way, just discovered this new Nexter Leclerc called T40. Any infos?
http://secretdefense.blogs.liberation.fr/.a/6a00e008d663eb8834011570eb399f970b-pi

Forget it. Il will certainly not be in used in the French army. It's just a concept and that doesn't respond to any request from the French MOD.

Nakata
2011-03-19, 04:46
very GOOD WORK

sheggalism
2011-03-19, 11:36
A .50cal coax and a 7.62 cupola MG ? That's a fair trade-off! :-o

I confess my usual excitement for this kind of novelty, like a 'the bigger (gun) the better' fondness. It reminds me of when the BMP-3 was added to MEC and Russian arsenals, and of course when the M2 Bradley was first introduced eons ago. And that nifty upcoming BMP-2M too!
Still wistful of a 40mm IFV, no Swedish CV9040 in sight, maybe a Warrior CTA in a few years, who knows ? (as though these new assets aren't drastically changing anything I know)... I'm getting seriously off-topic here. :razz:


Question: Will its handling and performance be similar to any other MBT in-game ? There're lots of myths, truths and half-truths about the Leclerc' specificities, like ultra-fast stop-start ability and a speedy reverse gear. I guess the MA's are already well-documented on that matter. ;)

Anyway, la France est fiere de vous, guys! Great work! :grin:

marcoscl
2011-03-20, 09:08
I am a little bit confused, can you give me the specs of the horses?

Hauteclocque
2011-03-20, 09:48
The Leclerc is equipped with an SACM V8X-1500 Hyperbar diesel engine providing 1,500hp at 2,500rpm. An electronic engine management system is supplied by Safran. The SESM ESM 500 automatic transmission has a hydrostatic transmission unit and five forward and two reverse gears. The engine is fitted with a Suralmo-Hyperbar high pressure gas turbine. The engine provides a road speed over 70km/h and cross-country speed up to 50km/h.

The tank also has a Turbomeca TM-307B gas turbine auxiliary power unit. The hydropneumatic suspension system is from Societe d'Applications des Machines Motrices (SAMM)

Source (http://www.army-technology.com/projects/leclerc/)

marcoscl
2011-03-20, 11:50
Hauteclocque;1565290']Source (http://www.army-technology.com/projects/leclerc/)


hehe , i was talking about the horses/donkeys that are at the sides of the machine hehehe

Stealthgato
2011-03-20, 22:49
Lookin' good!

But Merkava is still the bawss :P

drs79
2011-03-21, 21:55
Now will the UN weapons actually fire bullets or blanks? JK

I like the UN Skin!!!!! its Beautiful!!!

Bob of Mage
2011-03-22, 14:13
Now will the UN weapons actually fire bullets or blanks?

Only if or when they get orders to use deadly force. They can't shoot for awhile at the start of a round since it take so long to call the UN HQ, and even then they might say no.

Aimed
2011-03-26, 05:05
Aaahhh a White French Tank? I guess it saves time as you don't need to fumble around looking for the flag when surrendering :p

trololol

Jokes aside, it looks awesome.

wally
2011-03-29, 07:19
The tank looks really good, can't wait to use it.
Keep up the good work guys. :)

KillJoy[Fr]
2011-03-29, 20:35
Tr?s bien, mes amies!! ;)

Amis = Boys

Amies = Girls

I'm not supposed the FF Devs are girls lol

A.Filikov
2011-03-29, 22:31
Great work! looks heavy :-D

mati140
2011-04-03, 19:18
Don't know but it has more horses than the Polish army.. just kidding. :mrgreen:


Anyway awesome work, can't wait for France in PR. 8)

Very funny

myles
2011-04-03, 19:42
The UN one was a nice surprise

Bob of Mage
2011-04-04, 02:10
The big question is if the UN mandate allows France to use it how it will be in PR. The UN dislikes anyone wearing it's colours while being active in combat. ROE would most likely say that the IDF would have to fire first, in which case IDF units could just run pass French troop and all they could do would be to say stop. They could maybe do something if the IDF started targeting noncombatants. Of course this is only for that FF v.s. IDF map.

Ninjam3rc
2011-04-05, 08:41
I don't think the ROE will reflect real world ROE, if that was the case IDF would just lol at the French and roll past in their Merkavas.

The game already doesn't reflect real life ROE, if it did Fallujah would have no kill penalties and Lashkar would have nothing but kill penalties for the Germans.


The tank looks nice though.

Bob of Mage
2011-04-05, 16:39
Well the big problem is that to have units wearing UN colours means that it isn't a purely French mission. If the troops only had normal FF colours you could make the leap that the ROE lets them shoot back. For "UN" troops to be anywhere they have to have permission of both sides. So if the IDF plans to attack whoever the UN can't really stop them, unless the Security Council says otherwise. They wouldn't lift a finger as long as the USA still backs Israel (veto power). Honestly this map will make less sense that the IDF v.s. Russia one.

Hauteclocque
2011-04-05, 16:44
Tell this to the UN troops in Ivory Coast, I'm not sure they have been fired at before answering ;)

Bob of Mage
2011-04-05, 20:08
That a bit differnt. They were over see the election which then turned bloody. They guarded (and only that until the last day or so) the leader who they believed won and noting else. What shooting they did do was after the UN HQ said it was ok.

G.Kibler[3|AIU]
2011-04-05, 23:35
Really nice

Teh0
2011-04-12, 16:44
Hauteclocque;1564433']Well, the Leclerc won't have ATGM to kill the Merkava too :P (I knew we should have done the AZUR kit for this tank...:p)

Also, added a ref pic to the first post :P

Well all Israeli tanks are not Merkava fours irl. They should also have Pattons against MEC and Russians :D Does one HEAT round kill m113?

samogon100500
2011-04-12, 17:09
Well all Israeli tanks are not Merkava fours irl. They should also have Pattons against MEC and Russians :D Does one HEAT round kill m113?

In Project Reality M113 kill HEAT round. :-P
How realize all fours Merkavas.Here is Balance > Reality.Waiting for PRA2,where it's would be possible.

Nebsif
2011-04-12, 17:21
Well all Israeli tanks are not Merkava fours irl. They should also have Pattons against MEC and Russians :D Does one HEAT round kill m113?

Really? Sauce please dear sir.. its like me saying FDF use Mosin Nagant's IRL.

=LK= A.H.
2011-04-12, 17:32
Really? Sauce please dear sir.. its like me saying FDF use Mosin Nagant's IRL.
7.62 Tkiv 85 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62_Tkiv_85)
That'd be technically (somewhat) correct ;)

Teh0
2011-04-12, 19:16
Really? Sauce please dear sir.. its like me saying FDF use Mosin Nagant's IRL.

NOOO are y joking? Give us source that every IDF tank is Merkava 4. Too many tells different. IDF Pattons are only reserve, but still well modernised. Only that 105mm turret is bad. With active armor weight is maybe even more than 52 tons?

Patton Tanks in Israeli Service (http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/tanks/magach/Patton_Tanks_in_Israeli_Service.htm) 3xcupola = nightmare

Fonsseals
2011-04-17, 19:38
Rudd;1564125']I think he means Germans Vs French :P

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6RWE6iEodP0/TYpU3wkPHzI/AAAAAAAABTU/2M4HO_SY0ic/s400/Aww-Yeah-meme.png

Also, now i won't be ridiculed when i give the driver the order to retreat. Also the UN skin could be used in an Ivory Coast map against ARF.

Nonetheless, very nice work.