The tank started being available for service in the year 2001. The tank has been used by the United States Army and has been sold to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The secondary armament includes 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns. The tank entered into service in the year 2012. The Leopard 2A7+ is a next-generation main battle tank (MBT) revealed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) in 2010. The tank has a maximum speed of 64km/h. The GL5 active protection system (APS) aboard the vehicle defends tanks, armoured vehicles, anti-tank guided missiles, and anti-tank weapons. Powered by an A-85-3A turbocharged diesel engine, the tank offers a maximum speed of 90km/h and range of 500km. The tank can carry 45 rounds of ammunition and fire laser-guided missiles. It has a steel armored hull. The Abrams M1A2 integrates heavy exterior composite armour and steel-encased depleted uranium armour at the forward hull and turret to offer a high level of protection to its crew. This tank has better accuracy and longer range of fire comparing with other tanks due to its … Laser-guided anti-tank missiles can be fired from the tank. The add-on modules can be easily removed and installed to alter the protection levels. The main focused while designing tanks is on the three main characteristics which are firepower, protection, and mobility. The tank moves at a maximum speed of 64km/h. The secondary armament includes a Kord 12.7mm machine gun and a PKTM 7.62mm machine gun. Look around at the tank fleets of all the major powers and most so-called main battle tanks have been in service since the 1990s—or even the 1980s. No doubt it is the 2nd best MBT at the moment. The Type 10 MBT’s firepower is complemented by a 120mm smooth-bore gun, a 12.7mm heavy machine gun and Type 74 7.62mm cannon. The tank is also armd with a 12.7mm anti-aircraft gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. A V-92S2F engine with a rated power of 1,130hp provides a maximum speed of 60km/h to the tank. The Leopard is well protected against RPG rounds and IEDs. The M1A2 SEP is a battle tank used by the US. Army-technology.com lists the top 10 main battle tanks in the world based on weaponry, mobility and protection. Each does one thing particularly well to stand out from the crowd, making it an extremely dangerous opponent on the battlefield. It’s simple physics. The UK is currently planning on upgrading Challenger 2 and is evaluating equipping it with an active protection system similar to the Israeli Trophy. The Afghanit active protection system (APS) aboard the tank can detect, track, and engage incoming anti-tank munitions. This smoothbore gun can fire advanced kinetic energy ammunition. The Type 99 (ZTZ-99) is capable of firing APFSDS, HEAT and HE-FRAG projectiles. Lot of problem behind it to get solved, yet having finance problem to do so. It has the maximum speed of 59km/h and provides high protection against direct fire weapons. By the time of the Merkava’s introduction Israel had already fought three wars in which it was outnumbered by much larger Arab tank forces. The world of the tank—an armored fighting vehicle equipped with a large main gun, tracks, and whose mission is to conduct mechanized warfare on the modern battlefield—has stagnated. Merkava IVM: they been proving year after year with how Israeli neighbor religion conflict. The tank has a maximum speed of 64km/h. It has additional armor and updated electronics. This tank is currently in the service of the UAE Army. It can also work on a rough terrain. The M1A2 SEP’s complex gas turbine engine offers good performance. The T-90 has proven its technology to be cost effective. The tank has a special spaced armor, equipped with an Elbit laser warning system. Challenger 2 is considered one of the best-protected tanks in the world, equipped with second-generation Chobham Armor, a composite matrix of ceramic and metal with superior qualities over typical steel-rolled homogeneous armor. Type 99 has a counter measures system and smoke grenade launchers. Bank of England ponders digital currency, CTO Talk: Q&A with Forescout’s Robert McNutt. The Trophy active protection system aboard the tank protects the crew against advanced anti-tank missiles. The Ukranian government heavily modernized the T-80 over the years. Attached passive armour modules offer all-round protection from anti-tank missiles, mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and RPG fire. Also, armored cavalry are only “fast response” formations if they’re already “in theater”. This highly mobile tank has a maximum speed of 72km/h and cruising range of 450km. Yeah. This is a materialistic world in many ways. What a shit list, while those outdated Challenger II, proved to to be bad M1A2 SEP made it to top tier. The construction of an entirely new class of main battle tank by Israel, a tiny country, is certainly a major achievement. The maximum speed of this tank is 80km/h. Well I realized I never really did a ranking of MBT’s, so here are my top five MBT’s today: Number 5- The T-90M This is a bit of a controversial one. The tank is highly mobile in the battlefield. Where now they invited Germany to join and help in making a new engine for it. Five nations, namely the US, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, France and China, are considered "nuclear-weapon states" (NWS) under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), while India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea also stockpile nuclear warheads. It has proven to be more successful than the Leopard 2. It may be on the same level of the T-14 Armata when they both came out. The Type 99 (ZTZ-99) is a third generation battle tank which was manufactured by the China Northern Industries Group Corporation. The tank has been given the title of the best-protected tanks in the world.