Planned Battle Rating changes for April 2024

none of them should have changed, the rule with these BR changes is ‘how can we help vehicles suffering from BR compression without fixing BR compression’

Move the damn F-104 back up to 9.7

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AMX has been OP since release. 10.7 is deserved as much as I won’t be able to use it in ground anymore.

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AUBL 74/HVG 8.0 > 7.0
A vehicle that only fires a 60mm APFSDS shell that has lower penetration than even the APDS of the M41 walker bulldog with armor that cannot even withstand 7.62mm machineguns from the front is unacceptable. Its shell does almost no damage, its reload is too slow to justify said damage and the massive driver hatch gun deadzone is a huge detriment to this vehicle which is roughly on par with the M551/76 (trading some additional protection for a little more mobility)

EBR 1963 7.7 > 7.0
Honestly I don’t know why it is at such a high BR. It is one of the slowest wheeled light tanks the game with a HEAT shell that only has 320mm of penetration, 8.7 seconds of reload and very mediocre gun handling. It is also pretty big and long making it an even easier target and when you take into consideration its ammo placement, a shot in the massive hull is essentially a guaranteed kill. The cloeset vehicle you can compare it to is the 6.3 Eland 90 which has the same gun on a similar platform which trades worse mobility and armor for increased survivability because of the empty space in the center of the vehicle.

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Vautour IIN (Israel) Addition of Shafrir 2 AAM
The Vautour IIN is a subsonic bomber in the world of supersonic attackers. It will never manage to get to a base first because either a lower BR attacker will airspawn will manage to reach it first or a supersonic attacker that spawned with you simply has higher top speed and acceleration. Giving it the Shafrir 2 missile will let it play the role of an interceptor, giving it a noteable increase in firepower but with very limited range. The Shafrir 2 may be potent but the really bad platform it will be placed on will balance out its performance.

The Shafrir 2 is an iconic historical loadout of the Vautour IIN in Israeli service and it’s really a shame it’s not currently available

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Also I know some people might not like this at all but hear me out…
Yak-38M 9.3 > 10.3, Addition of R-60M missile
If you’ve played the Yak-38M before you will know how poorly it performs as well as how insanely overpowered it is at the same time. Having the ability to face 8.3 jets with x4 R60 missiles is just crazy but the aircraft has such poor flight performance where it’s dead in the water if anyone gets on your tail. Giving it the R-60M and moving it to 10.3 will balance out its poor flight performance with the upgraded weapon kit, allowing for more versatile attack angles compared to just directly rear aspect. Additionally the lack of built in countermeasures will be a worthy tradeoff for the upgrade in firepower since it will have to rely on its relatively high speed compared to other all aspect missile slingers in this battle rating in boom and zoom style attacks to survive.

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F-80C vs afterburning MiG-17PF dogfights will be fire

The flareless, subsonic G.91Y with no IR missiles can sit at the same BR as the F-104A Starfighter and have to face all-aspect AIM-9Ls in uptiers, but clearly the problem is the Korean War jets being too high, not that there isn’t enough room for jets in the current BR system.

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That must be a bug, the turrets are basically the same.

And now for changes that need to happen
(groups are vehicles that all need changed together to be balanced)

Top tier ground decompression

T20 to 6.0

reasoning

Doesn’t have the firepower or armour for 6.3. It’s decidedly worse than the T25 but better than the M4A3 76, 6.0 is perfect.

AMX-10P to 5.3

reasoning

relatively low RPM, it was perfect at 5.3. It’s no R3 and worse than the TPK.

AMX-13 DCA to 4.7

reasoning

It’s a good SPAA but not that good.

AML/Eland-90s to 7.3

reasoning

In no way equal to LRF Ikv 91. 7.3 was fine.

MiG-29SMT, G to 12.3

reasoning

Worse flight performance and missile loadout than Su-27, JAS-39, F-16C, even F-15.

Barak II to 12.3

reasoning

Heavier F-16C with weaker engine.

F-15s to 12.7

reasoning

Extremely fast, well-armed aircraft with good maneuverability.

F-104s except A/C, -.3BR
G (Italy) add 2x AIM-9J

reasoning

Completely lacking in maneuverability. They’re fast, but not extraordinarily so. They also have armaments unimpressive for the BR. The Italian G is bizarrely locked to 2x AIM-9J.

Panzer IV Gs to 3.7
Panzer IV Hs to 4.3

reasoning

The KwK 40 is a great gun, nearly on-par with the 76mm M1. The G has significantly better armour than the F2, though it’s still not great. The H is rather similar in armour, mobility, and firepower to the M4A1 (76) yet it’s 1.3 lower??? The J has a hand-cranked turret which makes it balanced at 3.7.

Jagdpanzer IV to 4.7

reasoning

Excellent armour, good mobility, good firepower. It’s certainly better than the Hetzer and at least equal to the M43 75/46.

Do 335B-2 to 5.0

reasoning

Not sure why this is 1.0/1.3 over its TT counterparts.

KV-1 ZiS-5 to 4 3

reasoning

Lacks the firepower to fight many 4.7s let alone 5.7s.

F-89B
Su-9
Su-11
All up by .3

reasoning

Exceptional engine performance provides excellent climb rate and speed on top of good manueverability and armament. The 89B is a direct upgrade over the D.

M36s up by .3

reasoning

90mm M3 is an excellent gun, far better than the 76mm M1. With similar armour and mobility to the M4 76s, the M36 and M36B1 deserve at least the same BR. The M36B2 with HEAT-FS is even better, being a close counterpart to the M-51. Especially after the mobility buff.

Tiger IIs except P
T34
Jagdtiger
Obj. 268
Tortoise
All to 7.0
Su-122-54 to 7.7
M103, Conq to 8.0
AMX-50 Foch to 7.7

reasoning

These vehicles all have exceptional armour and firepower without a huge lack of mobility. Most Tiger IIs are obviously significantly better than the P, the Jagdtiger is definitely better than the Ferdinand, the T34 has the best armour, mobility, and firepower of any 6.7 heavy, and the 268 is extremely well protected with good mobility. The Tortoise is iffy but seems like it would warrant moving along with the other super-heavies around the BR. Su-122-54 has HEAT-FS, APDS, a good reload, ~156mm LoS armour, rangefinder, good mobility, low profile, and 14.5mm MGs.
M103 and Conq have HEAT-FS and APDS+stabilizer as well as great armour and good mobility. They are both more similar to the T-10M than Maus or IS-4 IMO. They offer much more powerful cannons and much more protected turrets over the M48 and Caernarvon that share their hulls and BRs. The Foch offers >300mm LoS armour frontally (more than the T95!), great mobility, an exceptional 120mm cannon, a 15mm mg, and rangefinder. It doesn’t deserve to be the same BR as the IS-3, only .3 higher than the T95 (and Jagdtiger, 268, etc).

T-44-100 to 7.3

reasoning

Excellent firepower, mobility, and armour. More similar to the T-54s than 85mm T-44. Significantly better than Panther II or M46.

TO-55 to 8.3

reasoning

Twin-plane stabilized, well armoured MBT with good firepower at 8.0? It’s literally just a T-55. Less ammo, sure, but no one packs full anyways.

Magach 5 to 8.3

reasoning

M111 at 8.0. It’s just an M48A2 GA2 with ERA but at a lower BR, they should both be 8.3.

Type 87 RCV (P), Type 87 RCV, VBCI-2 MTC30 -.3

reasoning

These vehicles don’t have the firepower to compete with conventional IFVs or armoured cars and offer minimal mobility advantage. The VBC is excluded from this list as it is moderately well-protected for the BR and has advanced systems that make it more competitive.

All 17pndr/77mm equipped vehicles excluding Centurions, Archer up by .3
M4 FL-10 to 5.3
M4A4 SA50 to 5.3
ARL-44 to 5.7

reasoning

17pndr has exceptional penetration, on par with KwK42 and 90mm M3. Yet Fireflies are currently 1.0 lower than M4A3 (76)??? Centurions 1 and 2 are balanced at their higher BRs, and Archer is such a glass cannon it doesn’t matter much. SA50 is even more powerful, being closer in penetration to the KwK43 than 76mm M1! The ARL-44 has excellent armour, good mobility, and a decently fast-firing gun that can comfortably UFP Panthers.

Me 262A-1a to 6.7

reasoning

Just not a great aircraft. Slow, with poor acceleration and prohibitively low-velocity cannons. See here.

SU-100s to 6.3

reasoning

Firepower is extremely similar to Jagdpanther. While armour is slightly lower, the better mobility (especially reverse rate) and lower profile makes up for it.

T-72A/M1, ZTZ96 to 9.7

reasoning

Exceptional armour and firepower with good mobility. Shouldn’t be fighting T-55As and M60A1s.

PUMA to 9.7 or add working AHEAD

reasoning

IFV with only a cannon at the same BR as IFVs with tandem and top attack ATGMs. Mobility isn’t great, and armour doesn’t stand up to anything more than autocannon fire from other IFVs. I’d have it at 9.3 alongside the CV9030 but 9.7 like the CV9040 is acceptable.

OF-40 to 8.3

reasoning

It’s a slightly better armoured Leopard 1 with LRF. 8.3 or Leo 1 to 7.7.

Leo A1A1 to 8.7 or add DM33
TAM to 9.0
TAM 2IP to 9.3

reasoning

A1A1 has terrible armour, mediocre firepower, decent mobility, and poor gun handling for 9.0. Most significantly, it lacks a LRF, a feature found on essentially every other 9.0 MBT, including vehicles that is absolutely essential for a vehicle restricted to long range by low armour and gun handling. TAM is more mobile, with LRF, better gun handling, and its front engine provides better survivability. TAM 2IP adds more armour and DM33 to that.

ZBD86 to 8.3

reasoning

This BMP variant quietly has 800mm pen tandem ATGM at the same BR as the rest of the family.

All 20pndr equipped vehicles excluding Cent Mk 3, Strv 81, and Caernavorn +.3

reasoning

20pndr has better flat pen than the L7 and a slightly faster fire rate, but lower sloped pen. The Cent Mk 3 and its Swedish copy and the Caernarvon are fine and balanced, but every other Cent is a direct and significant upgrade in armour and/or mobility over the Mk 3. The 4202 is slightly more mobile than the Mk 3 with only slightly worse armour. The Charioteer offers MBT-level firepower with great mobility and non-terrible survivability, yet it’s a disproportionately lower BR than light tanks like the leKPz 41 or C13 T90.

JPz 4-5 to 7.0

reasoning

MUCH more mobile than the ASU-85 and better protected than the M56. It’s a Ru-251 without the turret. Quite uncharacteristic for a TT vehicle to be undertiered compared to a premium.

2S6 to 11.0

Spoiler

Excellent missiles and 4x 30mm guns.

Strv-103A, Strv 103-0 to 8.7
Strv-103C to 9.0

reasoning

Long gone are the days these were uncontrollable wiggle-wobblers. Now they aim as easily as a normal tank. With LRF, 4 second autoloader, armour that shatters or deflects almost anything, and excellent ammunition these vehicles are extremely broken on anything but urban maps.

Finally, BR changes with minor model changes I’d like to see
Sherman II remove APCR, to 3.3

reasoning

It’s an M4A1 at a higher BR because of a shell that’s essentially useless. Move it down, and then add something like the Sherman V to fill that niche.

XM-1s add M774, to 9.7

reasoning

Extremely mobile tanks with thermals and LRF, very strong for 9.3. However, lacking firepower for 9.7. M774 is realistic and would address those issues. Yes, I have both XM-1s and the Chrysler is not significantly less protected than the GM.

MiG-23MLD add R-73, to 11.7

reasoning

ML and MLA are some of the strongest 11.3s, and the MLD is a direct upgrade with better maneuverability and RWR. However, it would struggle at 11.7 with R-60Ms. Allowing the historically accurate carriage of 2x R-73 instead of 4x R-60M would make a very well rounded and well-balanced 11.7 fighter, differentiating the MLD from the ML and making it no longer just a better MLA at the same BR.

T-54 (1949) remove 3BM-8, to 7.7

reasoning

Poor mobility and gun handling. Removing the 1967 3BM-8 and lowering the BR would make a more well-rounded vehicle, flesh out the 7.7 lineup, and be more historically accurate. See here.

Leopard 40/70 add HE-VT, to 7.7

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Would allow the 40/70 to be more of an actual SPAA instead of a tank destroyer while providing Italy with longer-range air defense.

MiG-21S add option to replace gun with SPS-141, R-13M, to 10.0
MiG-21SPS-K add APU-60-2, to 10.0
MiG-21PFM add APU-13-2, R-13M, to 9.7
MiG-19PT add R-13M, to 9.7
R-13M for all other R-3S carriers except MiG-21F-13 and MiG-17AS, additionally J35XS

reasoning

21S is an extremely capable airframe with R-3Rs that are exceptional in head-ons and dominate a BR without RWR or frequent countermeasures. It’s handicapped by poor IR missiles and no countermeasures itself. R-13Ms and SPS-141 make a more balanced, capable, and well-rounded vehicle.
SPS-K is similar, though with a bit worse engine. APU-60-2 is apparently historical, and would make for a similarly powerful vehicle with great missile options.
PFM is a significant upgrade over the F-13, though would struggle at 9.7 with only 2x R-3S. Giving it historical capability of 4x R-3S or 2x R-13M would make for a more balanced and well-rounded vehicle.
MiG-19S is a good 9.3, and the PT is a direct upgrade. However, as above, it’d struggle with 2x R-3S at 9.7. R-13M would make a more well-rounded and balanced vehicle.
R-13M was produced in far, far larger numbers than the M1 and unlike its brother was actually exported. It should be in-game and might make a good stock missile for the 21bis. With vehicles except those already discussed, it’d obviously not be the top missile and wouldn’t affect BR.

F-4F add AIM-9L, AGM-65D/G, to 11.0

reasoning

Historical armaments. With decompression the argument of avoiding uptiers to top tier by nerfing armament is no longer valid. See here.

F-111A add AIM-9E, AIM-9J, M117R, to 10.7

reasoning

F-111A is an exceptional bomber hamstringed by a lack of A2A capabilities. 9E/J is historical and would make a more well-rounded and balanced vehicle. See here.

Leo 2A4s add DM33, to 10.7
M1 add M833, to 10.7
T-72B (1989) to 10.3
TURMS-T to 10.3
T-80B add 3BM46, to 10.7
T-80UD add 3BM46, to 10.7
ZTZ-96A, 96A (P) to 10.3
Vickers Mk 7 add gen 2 thermals, to 10.7

reasoning

Decompression 9.3-10.3. 10.3s would generally struggle in uptiers against 11.3 and 11.7, espeically in terms of firepower, so each has received a buff. 2A4s and M1 are missing their primary historical round. Vickers is missing its gen 2 sights. This one might need a bit more buff, perhaps in reload rate. B '89 and TURMS are direct upgrades over the standard T-72B, as are the ZTZ-96As, introducing thermals, better ERA, and/or better ammunition.

120S to 10.3
Obj. 292 to 10.7

reasoning

These two vehicles have insane firepower for their BR, along with decent mobility and great armour, especially on the 292. Sure, they can’t brawl or flank as well as many other MBTs, but they’re incredible snipers unbeatable in a hull-down that should be used accordingly.

2S25M to 10.3

reasoning

3BM60 is an incredible round

F-5C remove countermeasures, to 10.0

reasoning

Countermeasures are fictional. Removing them would allow a lower BR where AIM-9E would be more effective while making the vehicle more realistic.

M1 KVT

reasoning

Just make it the right tank ffs

MiG-17 replace with MiG-17F

reasoning

The Soviet MiG-17 is just straight worse than the Lim-5P and MiG-17PF at the same BR because of its non-afterburning engine. Remodeling it as the MiG-17F with the VK-1F would fix this.

MiG-29, MiG-29A add R-73/E, remove R-27ER/ER1
Yak-141 add R-73, to 12.3

reasoning

R-27ER dominates BVR at the moment. Especially when the MiG-29s fight aircraft without PD radars or all-aspect missiles that allow them to fight at low altitude this is a problem. Swapping R-27ER capability for R-73 would not make a huge difference in overall performance but would help 11.0s and 11.3s greatly. With the R-73 entering service several years before the ER and Germany never using ERs, these aircraft would also be more accurate. See here.
Yak-141 was historically designed for R-73s and should receive them, with the appropriate BR increase.

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Why improve the BR of M64? The speed of M64 is much lower than that of M18 Hellcat, which is not fair!
And move M1A1 to higher Tier, or put Leclerc S1/S2 at same Tier, even then Lec S1/S2 is still weaker than M1A1

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Yeah I guess😔

it was never OP and defiantly not in ground. Turnip Rocket > 500lb GBU

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Leclerc S1 and S2 should be moved to 11.0, it’s impossiblre to face Leo2A7 or STRV122

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fox going to 7.7?
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I get why but its a shame

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Here’s my personal feedback:

• Reduce the realistic battle BRs for the G.91Y and YS from 9.3 to 9.0 for the Y variant and from 9.7 to 9.3 the YS variant.
Reason: they’re currently hopeless in the meta since they constantly face all aspect missiles and they lack flares. Also they’re not supersonic and carry poor performing aim-9b (in the YS case) making them weaker compared to stuff like the Japanese T-2. Even the Ariete (BR 9.3) is better than a G.91Y/YS thanks to its superior acceleration, manouvrability and guns.

• reduce the realistic battle BRs for the SIDAM 25 and SIDAM 25 (Mistral). From 8.3 to 8.0/7.7 for the SIDAM 25 and from 9.7 to 9.3 the SIDAM 25 Mistrals.
Reason: the SIDAM 25 is awfully bad compared to the hungarian Shilka in the TT and sits at a higher BR. The Shilka is better compared to the SIDAM since it has a search radar (not the greatest but still useful), much more ammo and it’s more mobile. The Mistral variant is comparable to the PGZ04A wich sits at a lower BR (9.3) and it’s comparable with other similar systems in other nations wich have a lower BR. The Mistral at 9.3 could also improve the existing 9.3 lineup.

•reduce the realistic battles BR of the OTOMATIC from 11.3 to at least 10.3/10.7. It’s simply unfair to have it so high up compared to other vehicles which do its job much better (see LVKV-9040C or the 2S38), having a much smaller profile, better armour and survivability.

Pls Gaijin consider this BR changes and don’t skip them, these vehicles have been suffering for a long time and in fact are never seen in battles. They’ve been powercrept for a long time and it’s time to give them a second chance. Don’t just look at their statistics, since they’re not trustable considering they’re much less played compared to other vehicles thus compromising their real efficiency in battle. It’s time for a long awaited change 🙏

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Idk maybe because is has like twice the firepower and the ability to have said firepower and still carry bombs??? It’s fine we’re it’s at, and this is coming from someone who plays it s good bit in air RB and Ground RB

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I can see the idea with the subsonic jets around 8.7/9.0 being moved down to ease the compression there.
But why not change the matchmaker to 0.7 above and below instead.
That would fix the compression at every BR and for every nation. Its the easiest fix that we have been wanting for years now.

Maybe let us test it for a week or 2, then see how it does.

How do others feel about this, I would like to hear your voice too.

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“How can we help Aircraft that suffer from BR compression without Fixing BR compression”

There is no way an A-5 sabre or a MiG-15 is equivalent to the Vampire FB4 of which i would liekly prefer bring a meteor Mk.3 to 8.0 rahter than the Vampire, move it down to 7.7 atleast if these changes stick

and all the 9.0s going to 8.7 is not needed, Lim-5P was already extremely strong,
jsut move the F-104 back up to 9.7 where it should be, when it moved down there was a lot more all aspect spam and since then its recieved a 0.1 mach speed boost at sea level, making it neigh unkillable if you do not have a AIM-9G or anything equivalent, and on the topic of 9.3 supersonics, all of them could move back to 9.7 easily, they stomp in downtiers and only need to be played with a slight bit of caution in uptiers and can still perform well

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all good, probably good idea to use Fox now as much as possible until it goes 7.7… although i don’t really get why Gepard and Falcon are 8.3, while AMX-30 DCA goes to 8.7, meanwhile only DCA has 40sec reload :v either change reload speed or don’t change BR o:

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I wonder how many times I have to post this. Very quick and very easy decompression. Please do it ASAP Gaijin.

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Japan ww2 props not getting their BR’s raised again for the millionth time
Am I seeing things?

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Gaijin please for the love of god and all that’s holy, please DO NOT implement literally any of the 8.3-9.0 jet BR changes, you are looking in the wrong place, instead you need to move the Mig-19 and F-104 and other supersonics back up where they belong.
You did not cook with this one.

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Personally with the G.91 R/4 still being 8.7, the F-86F-40 should move down to 8.7

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