Since the dawn of the tank in World War 1, engineers have resorted to various methods intended to counter the tank threat. Today, there exists a plethora of guided and unguided rocket and missile options as well as anti-material and recoilless rifles. Perhaps the best recognized example is the ubiquitous RPG series of Soviet origin. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, combined stocks of portable rocket, missile and anti-material/recoilless rifles are taken into account.
Anti-Tank Weapons strength data through 2012.
Sources: US Library of Congress; CIA.gov/CIA World Factbook; EIA.gov; wikipedia.com; energy.eu; SIPRI.org. Some values estimated based on factors available when official sources are lacking.
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