Every country has the right to protect themselves from harm. However, for most countries, the main task is to ensure the security of their country. Since then, the governments of all the countries came to the conclusion that there is a way to “put” on the wheel arms, they were trying to figure out how to create an ideal weapon to protect themselves. All this resulted in what we now call modern tanks.
There is a perfectly reasonable question: what is the best tank? Each country has contributed to the list of 10 best tanks in the world. After reading this review, you can make your own opinion and determine which tanks, in your opinion, are the best?
NOTE: The purpose of this article is not to contribute to the outbreak of World War III. This is only a brief overview of the speed and other characteristics of the best tanks from around the world. So, please, save our world without violence and just have fun exploring the most advanced tanks in the world.
Leclerc main battle tank of modern France. It is equipped with a 120 mm smoothbore tank gun ammunition in the 40 unitary shots.
The model is complemented by 12.7 mm coaxial machine gun or M2HB, accommodating as many as 1,100 rounds of ammunition, and a 7.62 mm machine gun with 3,000 rounds of ammunition store. It really is a force to be reckoned with.
Merkava – main battle tank, the pride of Israel. The model has undergone many modifications, the latest version, Merkava-4, today is the most powerful.
Its main feature is a 120 mm smoothbore gun MG 253, which is quite capable of using Lahat – ATGM (anti-tank guided missile), equipped with laser homing system. This is complemented by 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm machine guns, and 12 smoke grenades.
Modern Pakistani tank production, equipped with 125 mm smoothbore gun.
Thanks to the night vision, the model can function freely in the daytime and at night. Option Kit may include a 12.7 mm anti-aircraft gun and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.
The best and most commonly used main battle tank in South Korea, K1a1 in operation since 2001, the machine is managed by a crew of just 4 people, because the model is equipped with a weapon KM256 mm.
In addition, there is a machine gun M60 7.62mm.
The tank is made in the UK, is in service, both in England and in Oman. Some believe that since 2008, this is probably the most reliable modern tank.
Main weapon 120mm rifled gun L30A1 120. To the left of the main weapons is L94A1 EX- 34 coupled with the gun 7.62 mm, and near the commander’s hatch mounted 7.62 mm machine gun L37A2.
5. PT 91
Polish main battle machine, the first time was put into operation in 1995. The tank is equipped with reactive armor and a powerful engine.
The main weapon of 125 mm smoothbore gun 2A46MS, based on a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun MAG and 12.7 mm anti-aircraft gun anti M2HB.
Russia also has its own unique modern models of tanks. T-90 – the most modern Russian battle tank. The main weapon of 125 mm smoothbore gun, auxiliary – 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and 12.7 mm anti-aircraft gun.
The most remarkable thing, that you get all this with a weight of 46.5 tonnes and about 31 meters in length.
3. Type 99
China’s contribution to the heavy armor of modern tanks, perhaps, it is Type 99. The model is the high cost, resulting in more economical loses its competitors. Machine weight 54 tons.
The main weapon of 125 mm smoothbore gun, average – 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun. Those who want to buy myself a “child” will have to shell out about US $ 2500000.
2. K2 Black Panther
60 ton K2 Black Panther is probably the newest and the best modern tank in South Korea, issued since 2009. Almost 32 meters long and 7 feet high.
The main gun 120 mm 55 caliber also has a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.
1. M1A2 Abrams
The best tank in the world today M1A2 Abrams. United States, since 1980, produced arguably the best battle tanks in the world. Abrams model undergone several renovations in the entire lifetime, it has become a M1A2.
In comparison with other modern tanks, it is equipped with enhanced armor and the most modern electronics. 8 feet long, 12 feet wide and 67.6 tonnes in weight. The model also offers a 0.50-caliber anti-aircraft machine gun M2HB, plus two machine guns M240 and M256 120 mm.