AMX M4 mle. 54 is a variant of the AMX M4 heavy tank based on the Project 141 with reinforced front armor. It was planned to enhance the front armor by mounting a 280-mm armor plate. Existed only in blueprints.
Although it’s characteristics are similar to its predecessor, it’s definetly an upgrade. The AMX M4 mle. 54 is quite a large tank (Although smaller than it’s predecessor). However, it makes up for this with great frontal armour (especially by French standards) and good mobility.
The TCB turret was developed by the FAMH company (Forges et Aciéries de la Marine et d’Homécourt). Specifications on this turret are unknown, but it would have had a rangefinder, no auto-loader, and most likely thicker armor than the AMX 50’s standard oscillating turret. This was intended to be an alternative to the AMX 50 Surbaissé’s TOB oscillating turret, but was never built.
1/35 scale, unpainted resin kit.