Battle Tank in the snow during a NATO exercise
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The 12 Best Modern Military Tanks In The World
Leopard 2A7
Since its introduction in 1979, the Leopard series has been Germany’s main battle tank, with the 2A7 representing the latest evolution of the vehicle.
The Leopard 2A7 entered service in 2014 and is equipped with cutting-edge advancements in armor protection and state-of-the-art fire control systems.
T-14 Armata
Developed by Russian company Uralvagonzavod, the T-14 Armata is a cutting-edge main battle tank. While 2,300 units were ordered, only 100 were delivered.
Focusing on heavier armor, the T-14 offers enhanced protection and crew survivability and is equipped with a 125mm 2A82-1M smoothbore cannon.
K2 Black Panther
The Hyundai Rotem K2 Black Panther is a state-of-the-art tank that brings outstanding mobility, firepower, and self-defense capabilities to the battlefield.
The Black Panther is equipped with a 120-millimeter smoothbore cannon capable of firing improved kinetic energy ammunition and has an advanced autoloader system.
China’s Type 99 tank was first introduced in 1999 during the National Day Parade in Beijing to mark the rise of the nation’s modern military power on the global stage.
The tank has undergone significant upgrades and enhancements since its unveiling, demonstrating China’s advanced armored warfare capabilities.
Merkava 5 Barak
The Merkava 5 entered service with the Israel Defense Forces in 2023 and remains one of the world’s best-protected and deadliest tanks.
What makes it truly impressive is its active armor, the Trophy Active Protection System, which will target and shoot any RPG or anti-tank missile fired at the Merkava 5.