The most numerous and famous French armoured vehicle was the AMD-35. It was designed by Panhard Company as reconnaissance vehicle for cavalry.
It’s serial production was launched in 1934. It was named Panhard 178. These vehicles had rear engine and all-wheel drive. Their main armament was the 25 mm anti-tank gun. There were produced 551 vehicles up to 1940. As part of the French Army cavalry units Panhard 178 took part in the combat in the spring of 1940. With proper use, these machines could resist the German tanks and armored cars of all types.