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  • Tank Strength by Country


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

    Despite advanced made for the modern battlefield (namely armor-defeating guided munitions), the combat tank remains the primary spearhead for ground offensives combining the qualities of firepower, mobility protection into an all-in-one system. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, tank strength totals include Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) and and light tanks (those few still in service) but not dedicated Tank Destroyers (TDs) which some nations still rely on. Systems on order (heading into the next year) are not taken into account.


    The data presented below is through 2017.


    1
    20,216  
    Russia
    RUS
    2
    6,457  
    China
    CHN
    3
    5,884  
    United States
    USA
    4
    5,025  
    North Korea
    NKO
    5
    4,640  
    Syria
    SYR
    6
    4,426  
    India
    IND
    7
    4,110  
    Egypt
    EGP
    8
    2,924  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    9
    2,654  
    South Korea
    SKO
    10
    2,620  
    Israel
    ISR
    11
    2,449  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    12
    2,445  
    Turkey
    TUR
    13
    2,405  
    Algeria
    ALG
    14
    2,005  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    15
    1,616  
    Iran
    IRN
    16
    1,545  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    17
    1,345  
    Greece
    GRE
    18
    1,321  
    Jordan
    JOR
    19
    1,276  
    Morocco
    MOR
    20
    1,142  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    21
    1,065  
    Poland
    POL
    22
    827  
    Romania
    ROM
    23
    826  
    Yemen
    YEM
    24
    805  
    Serbia
    SER
    25
    800  
    Ethiopia
    ETH
    26
    737  
    Thailand
    THA
    27
    712  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    28
    700  
    Japan
    JPN
    29
    696  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    30
    592  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    31
    550  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    32
    543  
    Germany
    GER
    33
    534  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    34
    531  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    35
    520  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    36
    515  
    Belarus
    BLR
    37
    469  
    Brazil
    BRA
    38
    464  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    39
    420  
    Uzbekistan
    UZB
    40
    420  
    Mongolia
    MON
    41
    418  
    Indonesia
    INO
    42
    406  
    France
    FRA
    43
    390  
    Argentina
    ARG
    44
    368  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    45
    360  
    Sudan
    SUD
    46
    340  
    Libya
    LIB
    47
    327  
    Spain
    SPA
    48
    301  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    49
    300  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    50
    300  
    Chile
    CHI
    51
    294  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    52
    249  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    53
    244  
    Angola
    ANG
    54
    240  
    Uganda
    UGA
    55
    232  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    56
    229  
    Armenia
    ARM
    57
    220  
    Georgia
    GEO
    58
    200  
    Italy
    ITA
    59
    200  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    60
    199  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    61
    196  
    Singapore
    SIN
    62
    195  
    South Africa
    SAF
    63
    180  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    64
    160  
    Finland
    FIN
    65
    150  
    Kyrgyzstan
    KYR
    66
    149  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    67
    148  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    68
    140  
    Somalia
    SOM
    69
    134  
    Switzerland
    SWI
    70
    133  
    Portugal
    POR
    71
    123  
    Czech Republic
    CZR
    72
    120  
    Sweden
    SWE
    73
    117  
    Oman
    OMA
    74
    110  
    South Sudan
    SSU
    75
    102  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    76
    96  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    77
    92  
    Qatar
    QTR
    78
    85  
    Peru
    PER
    79
    84  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    80
    84  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    81
    80  
    Canada
    CAN
    82
    79  
    Uruguay
    URU
    83
    76  
    Kenya
    KEN
    84
    74  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    85
    72  
    Zimbabwe
    ZIM
    86
    72  
    Croatia
    CRO
    87
    60  
    Chad
    CHD
    88
    59  
    Australia
    AUS
    89
    57  
    Denmark
    DEN
    90
    56  
    Austria
    AST
    91
    55  
    Laos
    LAO
    92
    54  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    93
    52  
    Norway
    NOR
    94
    50  
    Cuba
    CUB
    95
    48  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    96
    45  
    Philippines
    PHI
    97
    37  
    Tajikistan
    TAJ
    98
    35  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    99
    32  
    Hungary
    HUN
    100
    31  
    Macedonia
    MAC
    101
    30  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    102
    25  
    Zambia
    ZAM
    103
    24  
    Mali
    MAL
    104
    22  
    Slovakia
    SLK
    105
    20  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    106
    19  
    Honduras
    HON
    107
    12  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    108
    10  
    Namibia
    NAM
    109
    9  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    110
    6  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    111
    5  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    112
    4  
    Central African Republic
    CAR
    113
    2  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    114
    0  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    115
    0  
    Albania
    ALB
    116
    0  
    Suriname
    SUR
    117
    0  
    Botswana
    BOT
    118
    0  
    Netherlands
    NET
    119
    0  
    Gabon
    GAB
    120
    0  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    121
    0  
    Panama
    PAN
    122
    0  
    Nepal
    NEP
    123
    0  
    Colombia
    COL
    124
    0  
    Estonia
    EST
    125
    0  
    Niger
    NGR
    126
    0  
    Belgium
    BEL
    127
    0  
    Latvia
    LAT
    128
    0  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    129
    0  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    130
    0  
    Ghana
    GHA
    131
    0  
    Afghanistan
    AFG
    132
    0  
    Mexico
    MEX