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The Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance Renault Modèle 35 Type ZT (AMR 35 or Renault ZT) was a French light tank developed during the Interbellum and used in the Second World War. It was not intended to reconnoitre and report as its name suggests but was a light armoured combat vehicle, mostly without a radio and used as a support tank for the mechanised infantry.

The AMR 35 originated from a project in 1933 to improve the earlier AMR 33 by moving the engine from the front to the back. In 1934 also a stronger suspension was fitted and the type was chosen to replace the AMR 33 on the production lines that year. Three orders were made by the French Cavalry of in total two hundred vehicles in five versions, including two machine-gun tanks, two tank destroyer types and a command tank. Later ten were ordered of a radio communication variant, the Renault YS, and over forty were built of a tropical version, the ZT 4.

Type Light tank
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France France,
Germany Nazi Germany,
Taiwan China
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Renault
Produced 1936 to 1939
Number built 167 plus variants
Variants ZT 2, ZT 3, ZT 4, ADF 1, YS, YS 2, ZB
Weight 6.5 t
Length 3.84 m
Width 1.76 m
Height 1.88 m
Crew 2
Armour 13 mm
armament 7.5 mm Reibel machine gun or 13.2 mm Hotchkiss machine gun
Engine 4-cylinder petrol
82 hp
Suspension rubber reinforced horizontal springs
Fuel capacity 130 litres
range about 200 km
Speed 55 km/h

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