E.B.R. (1954)

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E.B.R. (1954)
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E.B.R. (1954)
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The Panhard E.B.R (1954) is a premium gift rank III 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.

Compared to the standard version in the tech tree, the E.B.R. (1954) has the turret from the AMX-13, which allows players to use the longer SA50 L/57 cannon for enhanced firepower.

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 (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
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
Weight15.2 t
Engine power
AB382 hp
RB and SB200 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB25.1 hp/t
RB and SB13.2 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 15.2 310 382 20.39 25.13
Realistic 105 105 177 200 11.64 13.16

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. The reverse speed is also very high, a must to get out of hot situations quickly.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB900 Sl icon.png
RB1 400 Sl icon.png
SB3 100 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts210 000 Sl icon.png
Aces470 Ge icon.png
Research Aces710 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 60 / 80 / 110 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Brake System
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Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Mods tank reinforcement fr.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods airstrike.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
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Artillery Support
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Improved optics


Main armament

Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Ammunition36 rounds
First-order12 rounds
Reload5.0 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 10°
Main article: SA50 L/57 (75 mm)
75 mm SA50 L/57 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 36 -6°/+10° ±180° N/A 28.6 39.5 48.0 53.1 56.5 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
Realistic 17.9 21.0 25.5 28.2 30.0


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
POT-51A APBC 182 178 162 143 127 113
OE Mle 1951 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
POT-51A APBC 1,000 6.4 - - - 47° 60° 65°
OE Mle 1951 HE 753 6.2 0 0.1 675 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the E.B.R. (1954)
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
36 25 (+11) 13 (+23) (+29) (+35) No


  • Shells from first stage rack 3 are fired first

Machine guns

Ammunition4 950 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Reload5.0 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

Usage in battles

The EBR can be used as a long range sniper and as a scout 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 preforms 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 or ammo rack of the target. Thanks to the autoloader and fast turret rotation, it is easy to switch between targets on the heat of combat, and the smoke pods allow for a quick escape if the situation gets too difficult.

Enemies worth keeping
  • 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.
  • T26E1-1 "Super Pershing" and Tiger II (H): At a range larger than 200 m these targets become invulnerable to the 75 mm gun, one should side shoot them or disable their guns and tracks.

Pros and cons


  • Fast and very mobile vehicle
  • The main gun reloads in 5 seconds even with 2 active crew members and the autoloader has a capacity of 12 rounds.
  • The shells have a very high muzzle velocity and, despite the lack of explosive filler, deal a lot of damage.
  • 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 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 are faced.


  • Due to its shape, a penetration in the front (or back) by any actual tank cannon will mean losing the vehicle.
  • The 7° gun depression is far from optimal for players that want to shoot from an hull down position.
  • Poor angle performance of the ammunition, shooting at flat plates is strongly advised.
  • 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 turret is penetrated, thanks 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.



See also

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.

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
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
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)
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

Winter events
2021  Operation W.I.N.T.E.R.
Pilot stars  C. 202D · ◊MiG-23MF
Tanker stars  A.C.I · AGS
Sailor stars  IJN Hayanami · MPK Pr.201K
2020  Operation W.I.N.T.E.R.
Pilot stars  Ro.57 Quadriarma · MiG-21PFM
Tanker stars  E.B.R. (1954) · Class 3 (P)
Sailor stars  Type K-8 No.13 · USS Baltimore
2019  Operation F.R.O.S.T.
Pilot stars  TIS MA · J6K1
Tanker stars  QF 3.7 Ram · ▃Merkava Mk.2B
Sailor stars  PT-811 · Jaguar
2018  Festive Quest
Pilot stars  M.B.152C1 · Fw 190 C
Tanker stars  SU-85A · T30
Christmas Lights  P-43A-1 · Comet I "Iron Duke IV"
2017  Festive Quest
Pilot christmas toys  P-40C · NC.900
Tanker christmas toys  AEC Mk II · Ersatz M10
Christmas Lights  Fw 189 A-1 · KV-2 (1940)
2016  Winter Holiday
Pilot stages  Ki-21-I hei · Me 262 A-2a
Tanker stages  ▃LVT(A)(4) (ZIS-2) · ▂Type 62
2015  War Thunder Fulfills Your Wishes!
Pilot reward  ▂P-63C-5
Tanker reward  VK 45.01 (P)
2014  Holiday War Thunder Marathon!
Pilot reward  I-301
Tanker reward  M8A1 GMC