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Rptd: The AMX-10 RC is a recon vehicle, that cannot scout.


Hi everyone.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the AMX-10RC main purpose was reconnaissance.

I therefore really think it should be given the ingame ability to scout.

 

The long name of the tank is:

AMX-10RC engin blindé de reconnaissance-feu (recon and fight-back armored vehicle)

Here is an official document describing the AMX-10RC

As you can see in (incoming google trad...)

 

Chapter I - generality

 

Overview.

A heavily armed reconnaissance craft, capable of long range anti-tank combat, highly mobile on the road and in terrain, amphibious, protected from light infantry weapons and artillery shrapnel, capable of combating in a contaminated atmosphere.

 

Current status.

production vehicles in production.

 

Function.

All reconnaissance missions in classical or nuclear environments involving:

- rapid and large-scale movements before engagement

- the necessity of conducting a match fight against an armored opponent

 

Must be the fight-back vehicle of the reconnaissance regiments

 

 

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Full name of the vehicles affected

AMX-10RC

 

Detailed description of the problem

The AMX-10RC is by its definition of its manufacturer, the French authorities, and the French army a (light) reconnaissance/scouting armored vehicle (in French, the meaning of “reconnaissance” in the military context is “scouting”). See below for 4 official sources on the web.

Despite this, the AMX-10RC is treated in-game as a tank destroyer and does not have the scouting ability, which is a bit ironic.
 

  • The website of NEXTER (the manufacturer of the AMX-10RC) describes the AMX-10RC as an “engin de reconnaissance et de combat de contact”, i.e., a “reconnaissance/scouting and close combat vehicle”. http://preprod.nexter-group.fr/fr/produits/item/42-amx-10rc
     
  • The website of the French Ground Forces ("Armée de Terre") describes the AMX-10RCR (2005 Renovated – the last R in “RCR” – version with upgraded electronics and protection but same weaponry) as an “engin blindé de reconnaissance puissamment armé”, i.e., a “powerfully-armed armored reconnaissance/scouting vehicle”. https://www.defense.gouv.fr/terre/equipements/materiels-specifiques/cavalerie/vehicules/amx-10-rc-renove
     
  • On the website of the French senate, the project for the 2003 budget of France lists some vehicles to be replaced/upgraded and describes the AMX-10RC as “engins de reconnaissance très mobiles…”, i.e., “armored reconnaissance/scouting vehicle with very good mobility…” (second paragraph). https://www.senat.fr/rap/a02-071-6/a02-071-618.html
     
  • The website of the French Ministry of Defense provides a brochure for the Jaguar describing it as an “engin blindé de reconnaissance et de combat remplaçant l’AMX-10RC”, i.e., an “armored reconnaissance/scouting and combat vehicle replacing the AMX-10RC”. https://www.defense.gouv.fr/content/download/327833/4516242/jaguar.pdf
     
  • Finally, the AMX-10RC replaced the EBR (manufactured by Panhard) in the French army in 1980, EBR standing for “Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance”, i.e., “reconnaissance/scouting armored vehicle”.

 

Fix of the problem

Give the scouting ability to the AMX-10RC, which is unambiguously classified as a reconnaissance/scouting vehicle by the French authorities, the French army, and the manufacturer of the AMX-10RC.

For the sake of consistency, the AMX-10RC could be moved to the light/medium tank branch although that would not be strictly necessary if the scouting ability is at least implemented.

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  • KnightoftheAbyss changed the title to Rptd: The AMX-10 RC is a recon vehicle, that cannot scout.

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  Thank you for your interest and help improving the game.  

 

Your information has been forwarded to the Developers for their consideration.  

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