Top 10 Best Military Tanks 2017: In this article we discussed the the most advanced tanks in the world today, have a look and delve into their beauty. So, read the full article.
So, here are the Top 10 Best Military Tanks 2017:
Type 99 A2 (China): Manufactured by Norinco, it has its main gun which has the boulders of 125mm. It has advanced composite armor with additional explosive reactive armor modules installed. Since for many years, China produced tanks that looked like a Russian design but was far inferior, Type 99 is a welcomed change. It is equipped with a well formed protection system that can successfully defeat incoming missiles.
T-84 Oplot-M (Ukraine): This is one of the most sophisticated tanks fielded today! It is armed with a 125mm smoothbore gun, capable of firing laser guided anti-tank missiles. Imagine it takes only 8 seconds for the autoloader to load ammunition, impressive. To top it all, it has advanced explosive reactive armor and a countermeasure system to jam enemy anti-tank missiles.
T-90 (Russia): This third generation Russian battle tank entered service in 1993 as T-72BU, but later renamed to T-90. It is an advanced tank in service with Russian Ground Forces and the Naval Infantry and was successfully used in the Syrian civil war and the Dagestan invasion in 1999. It can launch anti-tank guided missiles in the same manner as ordinary munitions, that’s impressive even if is not as accurate against long-range targets. The main gun is made of 125mm cannons with 42-43 rounds per loading and has smoke discharges, heavy armor and warning laser for safety.
TK-X (Japan): This beauty is a 4th generation main battle tank of JSDF produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. It has been in service for the country since 2012 and costs about $9.4 million. Its main armament has an automatic loader of 120mm cannons, along with the secondary 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns. There is an automatic loading system to keep the crew at just three people in this nano-crystal steel tank.
Merkava IVm (Israel): Merkava IV stands firm on the needs of the Israeli Defense Force and was definitely a smart move. It is one of the most protected best military tanks in the world because paint and exhaust have made it tough to see even with thermal viewers. Imagine, it can destroy anti-tank missiles and rockets with small explosive charges. This Israeli tank is equipped with original 120-mm smoothbore gun, so no messing around!
AMX-56 Leclerc (France): Named in honor of General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, this tank is a main battle tank built by GIAT. Its production started in 1991 but it entered French service only in 1992 and replaced the AMX 30 as the country’s main armored platform. Currently the Leclerc is in service with the army of the United Arab Emirates in addition to the French Army. It is fitted a powerful gun and has a high hit probability against static and moving targets.
M1A2 SEP (USA): This tank is one of the most advanced MBT of USA and since it has been in many combats, it is the most feared one too. It has been providing service to the nation since 1980 and has since then been used in different wars such as Iraq war, Afghanistan war and ISIS war. It is made of Burlington composite armor and has a 120mm cannon ball gun and also 105mm riffled gun in addition to 2 smoke grenade which is 6 barreled. The M1 goes a step further by adding depleted uranium which is extremely dense and hard to penetrate. So no trouble is entering it whatsoever.
Challenger 2 (Great Britain): Vickers Defence Systems created Challenger 2 and made a $105 million deal in January 1989 for a demonstrator vehicle. This MBT of United Kingdom has the latest Chobham shield and is one of the most protected MBTs in the world today. The tank entered service with the British Army in 1998 and has played a major role in the Iraq war. This tank boasts of 120mm riffled gun with 49 rounds per loading, 7.62mm chain gun and 7.62mm machine gun. Its exterior is made of ceramic and many metals making it strong enough to withstand a barrage of enemy rocket-propelled grenades!
Leopard 2A7+ (Germany): Leopard 2 is a main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the 1970s for the West German Army. It is an old tank but due to upgrades over the years, it is one of the best all-around weapons on the market today. Leopard 2A7+ is the most recent version of Leopard 2 design and incorporates improvements which came about after using tanks in urban warfare like Iraq. It is armed with a 120mm smoothbore gun which fires a range of ammunition, including the ability to fire the Israeli-made LAHAT guided missile.
K2 Black Panther (South Korea): Though it was only 2014 when this tank came to service but it has made its place strong as one of the finest tanks under the possessions of South Korea! It has an anti-missile defense system installed in it, and also has a composite armor which gives it a double protection. It has the newest day/night and thermal sights which makes it one of the most efficient and capable hunter-killer tanks around. The K2 costs over US$8.5 million per unit and it seems value for money with all its superb advancements.
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