From what I’ve seen Britain has a very extensive history with small light scout tanks, but in game there’s only a handful?
If gaijin are just not sure about the scout only vehicles why not add things like the AJAX or or one the many modernization attempts to the warrior?
At this point Britain is so starved of light vehicles even just something like a updated warrior that has the 25mm bushmaster, ERA and a tandem charge ATGM(which originally was going to be added to the normal warrior with the the MILAN 3) would work right?
The light vehicle issue in Britain is in part taken care of by the ZA sub-tree, but therein also lies the issue; ZA is preventing UK from receiving a light vehicles line in the first place. 5 lines is the current maximum for tech trees and ZA took the spot that should’ve been a British light line.
Because of this it has lead to strange placements of light vehicles into the second line of their tree, which initially starts off as a heavy tank line and eventually just turns into whatever the hell it is beyond the heavy tank era.
But you realistically would in order to properly represent Britains light vehicles history.
ZA has been a huge waste for both UK and themselves and I’ve much rather been playing CVRT, Saladin and Warrior variants right now instead of Olifants.
Why so many Iconic British light tanks have just been ignored is a travesty. SA Tree was suppose to augment our tree, but instead, its just replaced native options or added alternatives where alternatives werent needed.
Scorpion, Saladin, Ajax. etc. Would all be really cool to have but nope.
The only ones that don’t have much left in them are Japan and the only ones that don’t necessarily ‘need’ more are Italy and Sweden.
US has plenty of Bradley variants left that could differ quite from one another.
Germany has some potential Marder variants, Marder 2, Boxer variants and PUMA with Spike missiles.
USSR has more left than I care to count.
UK I probably don’t need to mention for you.
Japan has their ICV and few IFV prototypes that would be relatively similar to SUB-1-2 in performance.
China has a plethora of vehicles that I also can’t bother counting.
Italy has enough already, but they have some Dardo/Freccia mods that could still be added while also having that new Iveco thing available. They also have an IFV variant of C-13 available.
France could use more VBCI variants.
Sweden obviously has their CV90s available and doesn’t necessarily ‘need’ more IFVs, but Finland can also provide localised AMV and BMP variants.
Israel is lacking the IFV variants of the Achzarit, Eitan and Namer. Carmel is also an option for them.
If passed to devs is anything to go off of then Thailand could be very possible, though they could also go to China.
Then again, passed to devs has never been a reliable way of looking at Gaijin’s plans for the future, so we’ll just have to sit and wait for that one :/.