E.B.R. (1963)

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This page is about the French light tank E.B.R. (1963). For other versions, see E.B.R. (Family).
E.B.R. (1963)
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The Panhard Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance (E.B.R.) Modèle 1963 Revalorisé is a heavy modification of the Panhard Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance (E.B.R.) Modèle 1951, which is the first variant of the Panhard E.B.R. armoured car family. Between 1964 and 1968, 650 units of the Panhard E.B.R. Modèle 1951 variant were modernized, with the original 75 mm SA 49 tank gun replaced by a bigger, low-pressure 90 mm CN 90 F2 tank gun. It was developed to compensate for the lack of anti-tank capabilities within the French Army at the time.

Introduced in Update "Ground Breaking" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season IV, "Fearless Voltigeur", the Panhard E.B.R. Modèle 1963 Revalorisé is an excellent scout and flanking vehicle due to its good speed and excellent handling. The Panhard E.B.R. Modèle 1963 Revalorisé is difficult to operate at range compared to the low muzzle velocity and lack of an autoloader. To perform efficiently on this vehicle, it is necessary to target weak places, ammunition racks, and crew members, as well as retain active awareness of the surroundings and excellent map knowledge. Finally, threats from hostile aircraft become more prevalent as aircraft weaponry improves; therefore, strafing from enemy aircraft will frequently result in vehicle damage or destruction.

General info

Survivability and armour

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

Armour type:

  • 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 (36-70°) Turret front
60 mm (conical) Gun mantlet 20 mm (15-75°) Barrel shroud
20 mm (0-34°) Turret 20 mm (10-33°) 10 mm
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.


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
Weight12.4 t
Engine power
AB382 hp
RB and SB200 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB30.8 hp/t
RB and SB16.1 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 12.4 310 382 25 30.81
Realistic 105 105 177 200 14.27 16.13

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 157 Sl icon.png
RB2 661 Sl icon.png
SB3 637 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts440 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 340 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 110 / 160 / 210 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Mods new car suspension.png
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Brake System
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Mods new tank transmission.png
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Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
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Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
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Horizontal Drive
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Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
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Artillery Support
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Improved optics


Main armament

90 mm CN90 F2 cannon
Ammunition47 rounds
First-order17 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-8° / 15°
Main article: CN90 F2 (90 mm)
90 mm CN90 F2 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 47 -8°/+15° ±180° N/A 24.8 34.3 41.6 46.0 48.9 8.71 7.71 7.10 6.70
Realistic 15.5 18.2 22.1 24.4 26.0


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
OCC 60-62 HEATFS 350 350 350 350 350 350
OE 90 F1 HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
OCC 60-62 HEATFS 800 3.65 0.05 0.1 877.7 65° 72° 77°
OE 90 F1 HE 640 5.27 0.2 0.1 945 79° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
OFUM PH90-F2 640 5.4 9 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the E.B.R. (1963)
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rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
47 45 (+2) 42 (+5) 33 (+14) 24 (+23) 21 (+26) 18 (+29) 12 (+35) (+46) No


  • Shells are modelled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • Rack 7 and 8 are first stage ammo racks. They total 17 shells.

Machine guns

Ammunition4 950 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Fire rate551 shots/min
Ammunition2 100 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 N/A N/A
Pintle 2,100 (150) 551 -10°/+20° ±180°

Usage in battles

The E.B.R. (1963), similarly to its 1954 variant, is an excellent scout and flanking vehicle due to its good speed and gun handling.

Compared to its older brother, it becomes harder to use at range due to the lower gun muzzle velocity (750 m/s) alongside the higher drop rate, it also is unable to engage multiple enemies simultaneously due to the lack of autoloader, meaning that if the loader gets hurt or incapacitated the reload time will be longer. To compensate from these setbacks, it gets access to a HEATFS round capable of penetrating the great majority of enemy vehicles it will face from the front, reducing the chances of running into a vehicle that you are unable to penetrate. It is worth noting that the 90 mm HEATFS has comparably less post pen damage than the 75 mm solid shot shells, even though its a bigger caliber shell, so aiming for weak spots, ammo racks and crew members becomes even more important, as well as the need to take in mind foliage, spaced armour and the chances of the shell being caught by external parts of the tank such as sprockets and tracks, which will detonate the shell prematurely diminishing or eliminating any potential damage dealt to the enemy.

Due to the change in muzzle velocity, post-penetration damage and shell type, the EBR 1963 is best used in close quarters, hit-and-run tactics, and as a scout vehicle similar to a more manoeuvrable AML-90. Staying on the sidelines of the enemies is highly advised.

Enemies worth keeping:

  • Marder A1-/1A3: Armed with an automatic 20 mm autocannon with high fire rate, this IFV can easily mow down the EBR if caught off guard, the later variant armed with APDS capable of going through its turret with ease. The Milan ATGMs will easily overpressure the EBR, sending you to the hangar screen
  • BMP-1/SPz BMP-1: The ATGM will overpressure the EBR, and the 73 mm cannon has a shorter reload rate, meaning that it can shoot you twice before you complete the reload.
  • Eland 90: Virtually the same as the allied AML-90, you might encounter this vehicle on the same flanks you would want to be due to similar playstyles, armed with the same gun as you, being on the lookout for these sneaky vehicles is advised.
  • Centurions: Fully stabilized, being caught in the move against such vehicles will most likely result in losing the battle.
  • SPAA vehicles: Any SPAA vehicle armed with 20 mm autocannons and higher caliber are to be dealt with caution, since they will be able to mow you down before you even set your sights on target. Special caution is to be placed to SPAAs wielding 40 mm Bofors and the ZSU-57-2, since they have short reload rates and can remove the EBR in a couple of shots.

Pros and cons


  • Fast and very mobile vehicle
  • HEATFS round has high penetration power
  • Both the front and back wheels steer, resulting in a pretty small turning radius.
  • The hull armour, in the front (and back), is enough to stop .50 cal AP fire, as well as 14.5 mm AP-I(c) from 200 me or more; the turret front may be even able to stop some autocannon fire.
  • Access to scouting due to being a light vehicle


  • Due to its shape, a penetration in the front (or back) by any actual tank cannon will mean losing the vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Very slow when moving in soft terrain (mud, snow, sand).
  • High risk of ammunition explosion if the hull is penetrated, thanks to the large ammo rack in the middle of the vehicle.
  • Below average post-penetration damage due to the low-calibre HEATFS round



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.

The 75 mm APC rounds had problems with the penetration of particularly tough targets from the front, and the Soviet heavy tanks or German self-propelled guns of the late period of the war remained a difficult target for the French car. The Model E.B.R. (1963) retains most of the the positive features of the earlier version and offers the commanders a new, more powerful 90 mm gun with HEATFS shells as the main means of destruction of armoured vehicles.



See also

External links

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 · Vextra 105
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

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