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Panhard EBR
An EBR Mle 51 re-armed with the 90 mm low-pressure gun displayed at the National Tank Monument in Berry-au-Bac.
Typewheeled reconnaissance vehicle, Armoured car
Place of originFrance
Service history
Used byFrench Army
Indonesian Army
Portuguese Army
WarsAlgerian War
Portuguese Colonial War
Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation
Sand War
Production history
No. built1179
VariantsEBR-ETT (APC)
Massfrom 12.7 tonnes (14.0 short tons; 12.5 long tons) to 13 tonnes (14 short tons; 13 long tons)
Length6.15 m (20 ft 2 in)
Width2.42 m (7 ft 11 in)
Height2.24 m (7 ft 4 in)
2.32 m (7 ft 7 in) (eight wheels deployed)
Crew4; driver, commander, gunner and rear driver
ArmorTurret front 40 mm (sloped)
Turret sides 25 mm
Hull front 20 mm (sloped)
Hull sides 15 mm
Mle 51: SA 49 75mm rifled gun (56 rnds)
Mle 54: SA 50 75mm high-velocity rifled gun (36 rnds)
Mle 51 revalorisé: CN90 F2 90mm low-pressure gun (43 rnds)
3× 7.5 mm MAC31 Reibel machine guns most common, sometimes 4 x 7.5 mm MGs
4× DREB smoke dischargers
EnginePanhard 12 H 6000 S flat-twelve gasoline engine
200 hp at 3700 RPM
Power/weight15.6 hp/tonne
Transmissiontwo 4-speed tandem-mounted gearboxes providing a total of 16 different gear ratios[1]
Suspensioncoil springs and hydropneumatic, 8×8
Ground clearance340 to 420 mm
Fuel capacity370 l
700 km (430 mi)[2]
Maximum speed up to 115 km/h (71 mph)[2]
75 km/h (47 mph) to 85 km/h (53 mph) on secondary roads
10 km/h (6.2 mph) to 25 km/h (16 mph) on rough and uneven terrain[1]
front and rear axle

The Panhard EBR (Panhard Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance, French: Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle) is an armoured car designed by Panhard for the French Army and later used across the globe, notably by the French Army during the Algerian War and the Portuguese Army during the Portuguese Colonial War in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

Development history[edit]

The EBR is an 8x8 wheeled reconnaissance vehicle based on the previous Panhard AM 40 P/Model 201, a light armoured car born before the Second World War, but remained only at prototype level. After the war the new contest for a postwar armoured car saw the Panhard proposal as winner against other two French firms. While the two basic concepts developed with the M.201 were retained (8 wheels and oscillating turret), the new armoured car was a new project, much heavier (13 t vs 8), with a larger crew (4 vs 2) and a 75 mm gun (vs 25 mm). Other innovations included new anti-bullet tyres, very sloped armour, and double machine guns inside the hull nose and aft. The production only started after several years of testing, as Modele 51 in 1950 (limited production), followed by full production in 1954 with over 1200 vehicles being manufactured until 1960. While being lightly armoured, the EBR was armed with the 90 mm FL-11 or 75 mm cannon known as the FL-10 or L/48, in a novel oscillating turret and supported by up to four 7.5 mm machine guns: one coaxial with the main gun, one operated by the driver, one by the co-driver, and one by the commander, though the latter was not found on all EBRs. The EBR had a crew of four (including two in the turret),[3] and was powered by a 200 hp (150 kW) 6 liter[4] 12HD horizontally opposedair-cooled12-cylinder engine (with dual carburetors and 6.6:1 compression, enabling it to run on low-octanepetrol).[4] Based on Panhard's two-cylinder automobile engine, it was mounted under the floor of the fighting compartment, which had the unfortunate effect of requiring the turret to be removed to conduct major engine repairs.[4]

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Designed in 1951 by Panhard, OBE[clarification needed] used a symmetrical front and rear with two driver positions. The EBR can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) on 14 in (36 cm)-wide, 24 in (61 cm)-diameter wheels with Michelin tyres and Veil-Picard tubes, which feature a series of nitrogen-filled cells, enabling them to absorb bullet hits and not go flat.[4] The armoured hull is mounted on an 8-wheel drive, with 4 inner metal wheels, which can be raised for driving on the road. The four central wheels have aluminum rims with steel grousers, separated by rubber blocks;[4] with all eight wheels deployed, ground pressure is only 0.7 kg (1.5 lb) per 1 cm2 (0.16 in2).[4]

The 1954 model improves armaments with a lengthened 75 mm barrel, giving a muzzle velocity of 1000 m/s. Finally, the 1963 version further strengthens firepower with a 90 mm gun. An armoured personnel carrier derivative known as the Engin Transport de Troupes (ETT) was produced for export, but only 28 were ever produced (for Portugal).[5]

Service history[edit]

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France has, since 1935, engaged in the manufacture and use of a prolific line of wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicles armed with weapons with an anti-tank capability. This being the result of reforms initiated by the Light Mechanized Divisions (DLM).

French tactical doctrine required reconnaissance elements to cover and range over a large and extensive battlefield, especially within the context of the slow and high-maintenance tanks of the time. Also of note is the way that tanks are best deployed, massed and concentrated, which prevents their dispersion for safety and for screening.

It is a particular trait of French reconnaissance vehicles to be heavily armed. From the prewar MD 178 armed with an anti-tank gun of 25 mm, (which was for the period a significant caliber for such a small vehicle) to the direct successor of the EBR, the AMX 10 RC, also used for wheeled reconnaissance, and armed with a powerful 105 mm gun with automatic firing, firepower equal to a main battle tank of the 1980s. A pattern repeated in the AML 90 and the ERC 90 Sagaie.

These reconnaissance systems are not only aimed at discovery and investigation (missions that can be fulfilled by lighter vehicles with lighter weapons), but also with security missions upon the battlefield (for example flank-security and offensive protection) which requires a substantial firepower not only to destroy the enemy advance elements, but also to oppose armoured incursions.

A turretless Panhard EBR vehicle carried the coffin of the late French president Charles de Gaulle at his state funeral.[6][7]

Portugal ordered 50 EBRs and 28 ETTs in 1956.[5] After the outbreak of the Portuguese Colonial War, most of these vehicles were sent to Portuguese oversea territories for counter-insurgency operations, especially Portuguese Mozambique.[5] During the Carnation Revolution, an EBR 75 FL10 of the Armed Forces Movement confronted an M47 Patton crewed by loyalist troops in the Praça do Comércio.[5] The crews of both vehicles eventually stood down without incident.[5]

Aside from Portugal and a few newly emerging Francophone states in North Africa, the only export sales of the EBR were a few small quantities produced for the Indonesian Army and the West German Bundesgrenzschutz.[5]


  • Crew: 4 men (1 vehicle commander, 1 gunner, 1 driver, 1 rear driver)
  • Length: 6.15 m
  • Width: 2.42 m
  • Height: 2.24 m
  • Weight with combat: 13 tons
  • Horsepower: 200 hp
  • Range: 630 km
  • Road speed: 115 km / h
  • Tanks: 380 l
  • Fuel consumption: 50l / 100 km
  • Ammunition: 56 rounds (75 mm) or 43 rounds (90 mm)[4]


  • Main armament (version 1951): 1 Canon 75 mm SA 49 (Vo 600 m / s)
  • Main armament (version 1954): 1 Canon 75 mm SA 50 (Vo 1000 m / s)
  • Main armament (version 1963): 1 Canon 90 mm model D921/F1 (Vo 750 m / s)
  • Secondary armament: 3 machine guns of 7.5 mm, shipper magazines of 149 cartridges 1 inert.


Map with Panhard EBR operators in red
  • France[8]
  • Indonesia[5]
  • Mauritania: 15[9]
  • Morocco: 36;[9] 27 operational in 2009.[10]
  • Portugal: 51[9]
  • Tunisia: 15[9]
  • West Germany[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ abPetit, Pierre (May–June 2013). 'EBR - Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance'. Trucks & Tanks (37): 2à–39.
  2. ^ abCentre de Documentation sur les Engins Blindés. Les chars français du Musée des Blindés (in French). Association des Amis du Musée des Blindés. p. 29.
  3. ^Ogorkiewicz, R. M. AFV Weapons Profile 039 Panhard Armoured Cars (Windsor, Berks: Profile Publications).
  4. ^ abcdefgOgorkiewicz.
  5. ^ abcdefghDunstan, Simon (2019). Panhard Armoured Car: AML 60, AML 90, Eland. Haynes Manuals. pp. 26–27, 124–125. ISBN978-1-78521-194-2.
  6. ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2013-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^http://www.avbf.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/char-EBR.jpg
  8. ^David Jordan (2005). The History of the French Foreign Legion: From 1831 to Present Day (2005 ed.). Amber Books Ltd. pp. 181–185. ISBN1-59228-768-9.
  9. ^ abcd'Trade Registers'. Armstrade.sipri.org. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  10. ^Nerguizian, Aram; Cordesman, Anthony (2009). The North African Military Balance: Force Developments in the Maghreb. Washington DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies Press. p. 27. ISBN978-089206-552-3.


  • Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks, Encyclopaedia of Armoured Cars
  • Ogorkiewicz, R. M. AFV Weapons Profile 039 Panhard Armoured Cars. Windsor, Berks: Profile Publications.

External links[edit]

  • Gun Toting Car Goes 70 M.P.H. Forward or Back July 1952 Popular Mechanics
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  • 2General info
  • 3Armaments
    • 3.1Main armament
  • 4Usage in battles
  • 5History


The Panhard E.B.R (1954) is a premium gift rank III French light tank with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 'Hot Tracks' as a reward for the 2020 Operation W.I.N.T.E.R. event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Hull20 / 20 / 15

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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



Reverse gearbox
Forward and backward movement is possible at the same maximum speed
AB117 / 117 km/h
6 back
AB382 hp
AB25.1 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock UpgradedStockUpgraded
Arcade 117 11715.2 310 382 20.39 25.13
Realistic 105 105 177 200 11.64 13.16

Modifications and economy

SB3 730
Experts200 000
Research Aces710 000
2 × 50 / 100 / 150 %
Brake System
Crew Replenishment
Horizontal Drive
Adjustment of Fire
Elevation Mechanism
Smoke grenade
Artillery Support
Improved optics


Main armament

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Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
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 APC 182 178 162 143 127 113
75 mm HE 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 APC 1,000 6.4 N/A N/A N/A 48° 63° 71°
75 mm HE 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) 7 (+29) 1 (+35) No


  • Shells from first stage rack 3 are fired first

Machine guns

Main article: MAC 31 (7.5 mm)
7.5 mm MAC 31
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,950 (150) 1,350 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Fast, it can reach 105 km/h in RB and deals relatively well with off-road terrain, even in reverse.
  • 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 (1,000 m/s for APC) 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.
  • APC 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.
  • 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 (15 mm) won't really stop anything more than small calibre machine gun fire.
  • The roof of the turret, right above the crew and autoloader drums, is 10 mm thick, making it vulnerable to airborne attacks.
  • May have some difficulty climbing hills without a running start.
  • Very slow when moving in mud.
  • High risk of ammunition explosion if the turret is penetrated, thanks to the large first-stage ammo rack behind the cannon.
  • Very slow acceleration (compared to other wheeled vehicles with similar HP/ton) and very poor crossing capabilities.
  • Not very mobile off-road, indeed, bar dirt tracks and concrete roads, you'll travel at around 35 km/h most of the time which is pretty low compared to other wheeled vehicles and some tracked vehicles such as T-34-57 and M18 GMC that will have no difficulty outrunning you in a straight line, especially from a standing start. This is partially recovered by the fact that, being a wheeled vehicle, the EBR does not lose much speed in turns.



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.


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