Production of the proven Panhard AMD 178 armored vehicle, upgraded with the new FL 1 turret, 47 mm gun SA 35, and coaxial machinegun, was relaunched after World War II. The development of the new turret was started in 1940, but was stopped when France was defeated. The new prototype was designated the Panhard AMD 178B. The produced vehicles saw combat in Indo-China, North Africa, and the Near East.
Marks of Excellence requirements for AMD 178B: beta