A tank is an armored fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat. Tanks have heavy firepower, strong armor, and good battlefield maneuverability provided by tracks and a powerful engine. They are a mainstay of modern 20th and 21st-century ground forces and a key part of combined arms combat.
Here is a selection of the 10-11 best tanks in 2017 world
1. T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank (Russia)
The T-14 Armata is a 4th Generation Russian main battle tank. It is the first series-produced next-generation tank.
2. T90 ms (Russia)
The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. The tank is a modern variation of the T-72B and incorporates many features found on the T-80U. Originally called the T-72BU, but later renamed to T-90, it is an advanced tank in service with Russian Ground Forces and the Naval Infantry.
3. leopard 2 (Germany)
The Leopard 2 is the main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the 1970s for the West German Army. It is armed with a 120 mm smoothbore cannon and is powered by a V-12 twin-turbo diesel engine.
4. m1 Abrams (USA)
The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank named for General Creighton Abrams. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare,[the M1 is well armed and heavily armored.
5. challenger 2 (united kingdom)
The FV4034 Challenger 2 is a British main battle tank (MBT) in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Oman. It was designed and built by the British company Vickers Defence Systems (now known as BAE Systems Land & Armaments).
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6. Altay (turkey)
The Altay is a modern main battle tank, based on the South Korean K2 Black Panther tank, developed by Otokar, a subsidiary of Koç Holding, for the Turkish Army and export markets. It is named in honor of Army General Fahrettin Altay who commanded the 5th Cavalry Corps in the final stage of the Turkish War of Independence.
7. Merkava mk 4 (Israel)
The Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name “Merkava” was derived from the IDF’s initial development program name.
8. AMX leclerc (France)
The Char Leclerc is a main battle tank (MBT) built by GIAT, now Nexter of France. It was named in honour of General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, who led the French element of the drive towards Paris while in command of the Free French 2nd Armoured Division (2e DB) in World War II.
9. Type 99 (China)
The Type 99 or ZTZ99 is a Chinese third-generation main battle tank (MBT). The vehicle was a replacement for the aging Type 88 introduced in the late 1980s. The Type 99 MBT was China’s first mass-produced third-generation main battle tank.
10. c1 ariete (Italy)
The C1 Ariete is the main battle tank of the Italian Army, developed by a consortium formed by Iveco-Fiat and Oto Melara (CIO, Consorzio Iveco Oto Melara). The chassis and engine were produced by Iveco, while the turret and fire-control system were supplied by Oto Melara.