|This page is about the French light tank E.B.R. (1954). For other versions, see E.B.R. (Family).|
The Panhard E.B.R (1954) is a premium gift rank IV French light tank with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/SB) and 6.7 (RB). It was introduced during Update "Hot Tracks" as a reward for the 2020 Operation W.I.N.T.E.R. event.
Survivability and armour
- Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret roof, turret bustle)
- Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet, turret front)
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 20 mm (56°) Upper glacis
35 mm (16°) Lower plate
|15 mm|| 20 mm (56°) Upper glacis
35 mm (16°) Lower plate
| 20 mm (34°) Front and rear glacis |
15 mm Centre
|Turret|| 40 mm (32-47°) Turret front
60 mm (conical) Gun mantlet
40 mm (15-75°) Barrel shroud
|20 mm (0-30°) Turret|| 20 mm Turret bustle
20 mm (17-22°) Pivot ball
10 mm (77-90°) Turret underside
|Cupola|| 20 mm (conical) Base
10 mm (spherical) Dome
| 20 mm (conical) Outer ring |
10 mm (spherical) Centre
- Wheels are 10 mm thick and suspension bars are 5 mm thick.
- Mudguards are 4 mm thick.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
The E.B.R. (1954) can reach 105 km/h on roads, 60 km/h on dirt tracks and 40 km/h in cross country. Soft terrain is a handicap: mud, snow and sand will considerably slow the armoured car. As a wheeled vehicle, it can't turn on the spot but the turn radius stays relatively small thanks to front and rear steering wheels. Much like the Sd.Kfz 234/2 Puma, the tank has a driver on both sides of the hull (albeit the driver in the back being classified as a loader ingame) and also has a reverse gearbox, meaning that you can reverse as if you were facing backwards at full speed which helps relocating efforts.
Modifications and economy
|75 mm SA50 L/57||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|OE Mle 1951||HE||15||15||13||12||11||10|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|OE Mle 1951||HE||753||6.2||0.2||0.1||675||79°||80°||81°|
|36||25 (+11)||13 (+23)||7 (+29)||1 (+35)||No|
- Shells from first stage rack 3 are fired first
|7.5 mm MAC 31|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
The EBR can be used as a long range sniper and as a scout vehicle thanks to its good optics and fast shell speed, or it can be used as an aggressive flanking vehicle using its superior mobility and reload rate.
The EBR best performs on the sidelines of the enemy team, using its autoloader and high velocity gun to eliminate any opposition. The lack of explosive filler for the shell makes aiming at crew positions and critical modules important, prioritizing the gun barrel, breech, or ammo rack of the target. Thanks to the autoloader and fast turret rotation, it is easy to switch between targets in the heat of combat, and the smoke grenades allow for a quick escape if the situation gets too difficult.
On snowy terrain, it is recommended to stay on roads as the wheels lose their grip on snow much more and result in slower acceleration and top speeds compared to on roads or concrete etc.
- Enemies worth keeping note of:
- Tiger I and Panther I: Although sitting at a lower BR, these targets are common to encounter on the battlefield. Flanking them and shooting their weakly armoured sides is advised, but in case of a face to face encounter, shooting the right side (from the players point of view) of the Panther's mantlet or the right side of the Tiger's Hull will disable or destroy them. In case these shots are impossible or too risky, one can shoot the barrels, take a track out and relocate and target the side of said tanks. Other weakspots are mostly shared with other guns, such as the Panther's turret corners or the flat front armor of the Tiger 1s if unangled.
When encountering vehicles classified as heavy tanks or even some higher BR medium tanks, it can often be the case that your frontal engagement options can be quite limited. Vehicles such as the T26E1-1, T26E5, T34, Tiger II (H), Jagdtiger and T-54s can have armor far exceeding the SA50 gun's capabilities save for very small and hard to hit weakspots, and some even come equipped with stabilizers like the Centurion Mk.2 and Centurion Mk.3 which can abruptly end your flanking maneuvers. When facing vehicles such as these that need either extreme precision or good awareness on when to peek, it may be more beneficial to go for the barrel of said vehicles to get a better flanking approach on them. Alternatively, you may also choose to simply scout and/or barrel them before relocating to a better position altogether. You shouldn't take every fight in the E.B.R. (1954) and there is no shame in retreating to a better location if you feel like you can't get a good shot in.
Pros and cons
- Fast and very mobile chassis
- The main gun reloads in 5 seconds regardless of remaining crew count and the autoloader has a capacity of 12 rounds, giving the vehicle good overall sustain for a drum autoloading vehicle.
- The shells have a very high muzzle velocity and, despite the lack of explosive filler, deals a lot of damage.
- Both the front and back wheels steer, resulting in a fairly small turning radius.
- The hull armour, in the front (and back), is enough to stop .50 cal MG fire, as well as 14.5 mm AP-I(c) from 200 meters or more; the turret front may be even able to stop some autocannon fire.
- As this vehicle is an armoured car, scouting is available.
- APBC shell with a very high penetration of 182 mm at 10 m, able to easily penetrate most vehicles that the vehicle can face.
- The 7° gun depression is far from optimal for players that want to shoot from an hull down position.
- Relatively poor angled performance of the ammunition, and as such it is recommended to shoot at flat plates if possible.
- The massive radio antennas will make you visible even when the rest of the vehicle is hidden behind a hill or small building.
- Very easy to spot and recognize from the side due to its size and shape; in addition, the side armour won't really stop anything more than small calibre machine gun fire.
- The roof of the turret is thin, making it vulnerable to airborne attacks.
- Sluggish when moving in snow or mud.
- High risk of ammunition explosion if the turret is penetrated, due to the large first-stage ammo rack behind the cannon.
Before the outbreak of World War II, Panhard created a prototype of an 8x8 army wheeled all-terrain vehicle, with the first and last swivel wheel pairs having rubber tires, the middle pairs were metal and not swivel. The army placed an order for the production of 600 of these vehicles, but the outbreak of the war and the occupation of France did not allow the vehicle to be put into production. They returned to an interesting project after the war - the wheelbase received an oscillating turret with a 75 mm gun, which turned the all-terrain vehicle into a light wheeled tank. Later, the base of this vehicle became the basis for several curious army vehicles. It is interesting that it was the Panhard all-terrain vehicle that served as a carriage for the farewell ceremony for the President of the Fifth Republic, General Charles de Gaulle.
Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the series of the vehicles;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
|AMD.35||AMD.35 · AMD.35 (SA35)|
|E.B.R. (1951) · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)|
|France light tanks|
|AMC.34/35||AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)|
|H.35/39||H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"|
|AMX-13||AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13-M24 · AMX-13 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT)|
|Wheeled||AML-90 · AMX-10RC|
|AMD.35||AMD.35 · AMD.35 (SA35)|
|E.B.R.||E.B.R. (1951) · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)|
|Other||FCM.36 · R.35 (SA38) · Char 25t · MARS 15 · VBCI-2 (MCT30)|
|Great Britain||▄Crusader Mk.II|
|USA||LVT-4/40 · ▄M3A3 Stuart|
|France premium ground vehicles|
|Light tanks||AMD.35 (SA35) · H.39 "Cambronne" · LVT-4/40 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-M24 · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963) · VBCI-2 (MCT30)|
|Medium tanks||M4A1 (FL10) · Panther "Dauphiné" · AMX-30 · AMX-30 Super · AMX-50 (TO90/930)|
|Heavy tanks||B1 ter · 2C bis · Somua SM|
|Tank destroyers||Lorraine 155 Mle.50|