With the proposed move of the Char 25t to 7.7 GRB, lets look at reasons why it should stay, or if it must be moved, give it some help, as I found it to be mediocre at 7.3. Along with French 7.7 having more than enough tanks at this point.
Basically none, mg resistant, next.
The tank generally feels very slow to accelerate to me, with the Amx 13s and oddly enough the Amx 50 series hulls getting up to speed faster. Once moving the Char softcaps at about 50kph (max 65), in test drive, due to lack of gears for higher speed range.
However, reverse is excellent at having full 65 capable, again, never reaches it.
I feel that the tank is artificially nerfed, as it has very wide tracks with only being 25 tons, which should allow much better floatation for offroad, but doesn’t act like it.
In connection with mobility, the tank and turret traverse arent amazing, but not bad, however it only has 6 degrees of depression and 11 in elevation, limiting terrain use.
IMO, slight buff if moved up, no change if left at 7.3.
Firepower: Unstabilized, just to note.
The major issue, especially with going up to 7.7, Is the penetration, 209 mm with an APHE, while deadly, IF it goes in, is subpar at 7.3 with this tier range being a heavy armor party. So a simple fix, if uptiered, is to give it the Amx 13 90s 320 pen HEAT, as the Chars gun is an American 90mm that can fire a whole slew of ammo. Another less favorable option is the Pershings APCR.
In conclusion, if moved to 7.7, the 13 90 would be a better pick all the time as it moves faster, fires every five seconds already, has a larger autoloader drum, with MASSIVELY better pen that actually works against the front of heavies if needed.
Thank you for time and consideration