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Top 5 Main Battle Tanks: 5 Best Tanks In The World, One Of These Is Even With The Indian Army

There is a war-like situation between many countries around the world. Tension between India and China is at its peak in Ladakh, while Russia and Ukraine have landed troops on their respective borders in Europe. In the Tigre region of the African country of Ethiopia, the war between the army and the rebels has been going on for the last several months. Who can forget the bravery of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal in the 1971 war. He showed such valor during the war with his tank that he was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. It is often seen that tanks play an important role in ground wars. In such a situation, know everything about the five best and most powerful tanks in the world …

Abrams Tank (USA)

The M-1A-2 Abrams (Abrams) is the main battle tank (MBT) of the US Army. Apart from America, this tank is also used by the armies of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and Australia. The M1A2 Abram is considered one of the most dangerous tanks in the world. This tank was first built by General Dynamics Land Systems in 1978. After which upgradation work has been done from time to time in it. The tank has shown its strength in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, the Iraq War, the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, the Iraqi Civil War, the Saudi Arabia-led invasion of Yemen. The main weapon in this tank is 120 mm M256 smoothbore gun. This gun is capable of hitting 3000 meters (3 km). Apart from this, it also has a 120 mm gun, which can shoot down any low flying object. This tank is fitted with a uranium armor, which thwarts the enemy attack.

T-14 Armata Tank (Russia)


Russia has started official production of the world’s most powerful tank T-14 Armata (Armata tank) amid ongoing tensions with Ukraine. This state-of-the-art tank was presented to the public for the first time by Russia at the Victory Day Parade held on Red Square on 9 May 2015. The world’s most dangerous tank is fully equipped with digital equipment. A separate compartment has also been made for the safety of the crew present inside it. Russia wants to make this tank the main weapon of its infantry. Till now this tank was undergoing testing. The T-14 Armata tank is the main battle tank (MBT) of the Russian Army. Running at a top speed of 80 kmph, the weight of this tank is about 55 tonnes. This tank was first produced in 2015. Since then, these tanks have been displayed several times in parades of the Russian army. Russia’s Armata is considered to be the next generation tank. This tank is equipped with a 125 mm smoothbore cannon, which is capable of firing at the rate of 10 to 12 rounds per minute. Anti-aircraft missiles can also be fired from this tank, which is capable of shooting down enemy low flying objects such as helicopters or small drones. So far only 20 units of this tank have been made. However, the Russian army is also using its updated version T-15 Armata.

T-90 Bhishma (Russia/India)


T-90 Bhishma is the main battle tank of India. This tank is originally made in Russia. The T in its name refers to tank, while 90 means it was officially completed in the 1990s. It is counted among the most powerful tanks in the world. It also has three crew members, which include the driver, commander and gunner. The T-90 tank is fitted with the Kaktus K-6 Explosive Reactive Armor, which protects it from enemy attacks. The T-90 tank has an accurate 125 mm main gun. It can shoot accurately up to 6 km away. Not only this, the T-90 tank is also capable of firing many types of missiles. Its weight is 48 tons. It is one of the light tanks in the world. It has the ability to fight the enemy in day and night. It has a powerful engine of 1000 horsepower. It can cover a distance of 550 km in one go. This tank is also equipped with anti-aircraft guns that can shoot down enemy helicopters.

K2 Black Panther (South Korea)


The South Korean company Hyundai Rotem has made the K-2 Black Panther tank for the Korean Army. This tank is equipped with the best machinery and technology till date. It has been designed to perform at its best in the wars of the 21st century. The tank was first displayed at the Seoul Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) in 2009. It was deployed as the main battle tank of the South Korean military in 2014. The K2 Black Panther tank is manned by three crews including a commander, gunner and driver. The tank is 10.8 m long, 3.6 m wide and 2.4 m high. The main weapon of the K2 Black Panther is a 120 mm smoothbore gun. Its autoloader is able to ensure loading of shells even when the tank is moving on rough surfaces. Its 120 mm gun can fire about 10 rounds per minute.

VT-4 Tank (China)


China’s VT-4 Main Battle Tank is also known as MBT-3000. It is China’s third generation main battle tank. China has specially made this tank to sell to other countries. Weighing 52 tonnes, this tank is 10.10 meters long and 3.4 meters wide. This tank can be operated by three crew members. In which there is a driver, second commander and third gunner. Its main weapon is a 125 mm gun. It is powered by a turbocharged engine that gives the tank a power of 1300 horsepower.


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