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Tank Strength by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/3/2014

Tank strength continues to be the primary symbol of power for any modern land army.

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For the purposes of the final GFP ranking, tank strength totals include Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), tank destroyers (TDs) and light tanks. These systems can be either wheeled or tracked so long as they carry a large-caliber armament in a traversing turret with their armament specifically designed to defeat enemy armor. Examples include the British Challenger 2 (MBT), the Italian 8x8 CIO Centauro (TD) and the American Cadillac Gage Stingray (Light Tank). Systems on order heading into 2014 are NOT taken into account.


Tank strength data through 2013.

1
15,500
2
9,150
3
8,325
4
6,600
5
4,950
6
4,767
7
4,112
8
3,870
9
3,657
10
3,569
11
3,200
12
3,124
13
2,409
14
2,346
15
2,005
16
1,756
17
1,348
18
1,321
19
1,260
20
1,244
21
1,100
22
1,095
23
1,063
24
1,050
25
800
26
767
27
740
28
600
29
560
30
545
31
544
32
525
33
489
34
450
35
423
36
420
37
415
38
408
39
407
40
400
41
390
42
374
43
368
44
363
45
360
46
357
47
350
48
318
49
305
50
300
51
293
52
280
53
270
54
215
55
215
56
212
57
202
58
201
59
200
60
191
61
186
62
180
63
169
64
162
65
155
66
150
67
140
68
133
69
123
70
110
71
102
72
100
73
96
74
92
75
90
76
90
77
85
78
84
79
80
80
79
81
74
82
70
83
70
84
59
85
57
86
55
87
54
88
52
89
52
90
30
91
30
92
15
93
12
94
0
95
0
96
0
97
0
98
0
99
0
100
0
101
0
102
0
103
0
104
0
105
0
106
0

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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