E.B.R. (1951)

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E.B.R. (1951)
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E.B.R. (1951)
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Description

The Panhard Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance (E.B.R.) Modèle 1951 is the first variant of the Panhard E.B.R. armoured car family. In general, the Panhard E.B.R. armoured car is an 8x8 wheeled armoured car built on the basis of the previous Panhard AM 40 P/Model 201, an armoured car born before World War II but only at the prototype level. All variants of the Panhard E.B.R. armoured car family are powered by a 200 horsepower 6 litre 12HD horizontally opposed air-cooled 12-cylinder engine (with dual carburettors and 6.6:1 compression, allowing it to run on low-octane petrol) and had a crew of four: two drivers (front and rear), and a gunner and a commander, both sitting in the oscillating turret. The engine was located beneath the fighting compartment's floor, which necessitated the removal of the turret in order to perform extensive engine repairs. The Panhard E.B.R. Modèle 1951 was the first mass-produced variant, with around 836 units manufactured between 1951 and 1954. The main armament is a 75 mm SA 49 tank gun that was manually loaded and mounted in a round-shaped FL 11 oscillating turret. The ammunition and ballistics of the US Army 75 mm M3 and M6 tank guns were shared by the SA 49 tank gun.

Introduced in Update "Ground Breaking", the Panhard E.B.R. Modèle 1951 is a fast and agile light tank that is suited for flanking and capturing zones. On open maps, try to be the first to reach the flanking positions. Due to its low muzzle velocity and poor accuracy, its primary armament is unreliable across long distances. If you are attacked from the front, simply retreat or outmanoeuvre your opponent. Never engage in a frontal assault on an enemy or exchange shots with multiple opponents at the same time. Use your superior mobility and high speed to sneak across the maps and ambush isolated enemies in combat. Its thin armour is not able to withstand even a heavy machine gun. When confronted with multiple opponents, use smoke to conceal your retreat.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull20 / 15 / 20
Turret40 / 20 / 20
Crew4 people
Visibility93 %

The E.B.R 1951's armor is primarily designed to protect against small-caliber machine gun fire and shell fragments. Its hull and turret are made of welded steel plates, providing reasonable protection against low-caliber machine guns and light artillery fire. However, it should be noted that the E.B.R 1951 is not intended to engage in direct combat with heavy tanks or powerful anti-tank weaponry.

While the armor is not very thick, the tank compensates for its vulnerability by relying on its excellent speed and agility to avoid enemy fire. Its speed and maneuverability make it a difficult target for slower tanks and artillery, allowing the E.B.R 1951 to employ hit-and-run tactics effectively.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Reverse gearbox
Forward and backward movement is possible at the same maximum speed
Speedforward / back
AB117 / 117 km/h
RB and SB105 / 105 km/h
Number of gears10 forward
10 back
Weight12.5 t
Engine power
AB382 hp
RB and SB200 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB30.6 hp/t
RB and SB16.0 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 117 117 12.5 310 382 24.8 30.56
Realistic 105 105 177 200 14.16 16

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 224 → 1 777 Sl icon.png
RB1 493 → 2 167 Sl icon.png
SB1 820 → 2 642 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications35 000 Rp icon.png
68 200 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training39 000 Sl icon.png
Experts135 000 Sl icon.png
Aces550 Ge icon.png
Research Aces390 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 120 / 160 % Sl icon.png
154 / 154 / 154 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tires
Research:
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Cost:
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185 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
2 500 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
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Cost:
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
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175 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
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Cost:
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185 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
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185 Ge icon.png
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Improved Parts
Research:
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Cost:
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185 Ge icon.png
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Improved FPE
Research:
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Cost:
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
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Cost:
4 300 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Cost:
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Airstrike
Research:
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Cost:
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
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Smoke grenade
Research:
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Cost:
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Cost:
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Improved optics
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition60 rounds
First-order18 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.8 → 6.0 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 15°
Main article: SA49 (75 mm)
75 mm SA49 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 60 -10°/+15° ±180° - 24.8 34.3 41.6 46.0 48.9 7.80 6.90 6.36 6.00
Realistic 15.5 18.2 22.1 24.4 26.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M72 shot AP 91 88 78 67 57 49
M48 shell HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
M61 shot APCBC 104 102 93 84 75 68
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M72 shot AP 619 6.3 - - - 47° 60° 65°
M48 shell HE 463 6.3 0.2 0.1 666 79° 80° 81°
M61 shot APCBC 618 6.79 1.2 14 63.7 48° 63° 71°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M89 259 3 9 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
60 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Ammunition4 950 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Fire rate551 shots/min
Main article: MAC 31 (7.5 mm)
7.5 mm MAC 31
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,950 (150) 551 - -

Usage in battles

The E.B.R (1951) is a fast light tank perfect for flanking and capturing points. In open maps, try to be the first in flanking points. Its low muzzle velocity and poor accuracy make its canon unreliable above 600 m. If attacked frontally, try to outspeed or outmanoeuvre your enemy. If immobilised, try to shoot the enemy's canon or weak points. In rural and urban combat, your only strategy will be to flank otherwise you'll not be able to penetrate medium and heavy tanks at this BR. Its weak armour can't resist .50 cal HMGs from the sides so be careful against M18s and Shermans. When threatened by multiple enemies, use the smoke to cover your retreat and do not engage them even if it's to destroy a track or taking an easy shot.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extremely fast on road, both forward and backwards like the Sd.Kfz.234
  • Fast turret traverse of ~25°/s allows it to engage agile targets like M18 easily
  • 75 mm M61 shell has great penetration and explosive filler. Can knock out common tanks like Pz.IV H, M4A3, T-34-57, etc. with a single shot
  • Has a narrow and low silhouette, easy to hide behind vegetation and cover
  • High reverse speed and access to smoke grenade launchers grant it excellent tactical agility, meaning that the EBR can get out of dangerous situations quickly
  • Capable of quick retreat and movement even with the loss of a wheel
  • Frontal armour is entirely capable of shrugging off .50 cals

Cons:

  • Relies on roads heavily as mobility on loose surfaces is quite poor
  • Thin side armour can be penetrated by anything more powerful than .30 cals: heavy MGs and autocannons (e.g. M16 MGMC, Wirbelwind) are considerably dangerous
  • Steering radius is quite large, navigation in confined environment can be awkward
  • M61 shell cannot reliably penetrate tanks like StuG III G, T14, KV-1E
  • Wheels are large and spread out, can get damaged easily

History

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Media

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Panhard
Armoured Cars  AML-90
AMD.35  AMD.35 · AMD.35 (SA35)
E.B.R.  E.B.R. (1951) · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)
Export  AML-90

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)
Austria  SK-105A2
Great Britain  ▄Crusader Mk.II
USA  LVT-4/40 · ▄M3A3 Stuart