Kovlovsky wrote:The problem that I have about your suggestion to upgrade the armor of the AMX-30B2 is that it isn't realistic and will make them more powerful that they should be. The AMX-30 always had thin armor and it was a design choice. The French tought that there would never be enough armor to protect a tank against HEAT projectiles and they designed the AMX-30 to be fast and well armed, but with little armor. The upgrades only uparmored it in a limited way. A better idea would be to give it a decent stabiliser since it had one in real life and it would be in line with how this tank should be used in this game : a mobile gun platform and a flanking tank. We already have the Leopard 1 if you want a more durable medium MBT and is inferior in accuracy and firepower. The Leopard would become less used and we will to rebalance it. For the Kpz-70, I think that lowering the cost would be enough.
Last thing, I don't think that the AMX-32 cost needs to be reduced, it already got a large buff in the last patch. The stabiliser it got make it an excellent heavy hitting tank. Don't forget that it's really fast and can wreak havoc if you use it well. It's not made to be on the first line of an attack, but as a flanking tank, it's great. It's probably the most powerful cavalry tank in the game. Edit : the AMX-32 and T-64BM have both the same speed, my bad. However, I don't think this fact weaken my point a lot.
AMX30B2 never had a stabiliser.
DeuZerre wrote:Atually, the best thing they could do with the AMX-32' would be to add it to the AMX-30s line. If you have the M8 AGS after the sheridans, I don't see why a tank that's just an upgraded 30B2 (IRL) isn't in their deck line. As oit stands: It's a good tank on some maps, but takes a whole deck card. No need to add armour.
In fact, the lineage should be AMX30B>AMX32>AMX30B2.
The AMX32 was proposed as an evolution of AMX30B. But it was an expensive option (new chassis, new turret, so new tank). Instead, the army choose to buy 300 new AMX30B2 and upgrade 700 AMX30B Only some parts of the AMX32 where include in the upgrade: gunner sight and ballistic computer, engine and gear box, drive train.
The stabilised sight was not adopted due to cost (so no fire on the move). No Upgrade of the amour package was done, except a thicker mantlet for the 70 last new tanks (build in the last 80')