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Tank Strength by Country

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

Tank Strength by Country

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

OVERVIEW



Despite advancements 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 2019.

Values include reserve forces where available.


1
Russia
RUS
21,932
21,932
2
China
CHN
13,050
13,050
3
United States
USA
6,287
6,287
4
North Korea
NKO
6,075
6,075
5
Syria
SYR
5,035
5,035
6
India
IND
4,184
4,184
7
Turkey
TUR
3,200
3,200
8
Israel
ISR
2,760
2,760
9
South Korea
SKO
2,654
2,654
10
Vietnam
VTN
2,575
2,575
11
Algeria
ALG
2,475
2,475
12
Bulgaria
BUL
2,440
2,440
13
Pakistan
PAK
2,200
2,200
14
Egypt
EGP
2,160
2,160
15
Ukraine
UKR
2,031
2,031
16
Ecuador
ECU
2,019
2,019
17
Taiwan
TAI
1,855
1,855
18
Iran
IRN
1,634
1,634
19
Jordan
JOR
1,313
1,313
20
Greece
GRE
1,254
1,254
21
Cuba
CUB
1,230
1,230
22
Morocco
MOR
1,109
1,109
23
Poland
POL
1,100
1,100
24
Saudi Arabia
SAR
1,062
1,062
25
Japan
JPN
1,004
1,004
26
Germany
GER
900
900
27
Yemen
YEM
826
826
28
Thailand
THA
805
805
29
Ethiopia
ETH
800
800
30
Romania
ROM
717
717
31
Turkmenistan
TKM
712
712
32
Azerbaijan
AZR
665
665
33
Kazakhstan
KAZ
650
650
34
Kuwait
KUW
567
567
35
Cambodia
CMB
550
550
36
Belarus
BLR
515
515
37
United Arab Emirates
UAE
510
510
38
Venezuela
VEN
485
485
39
Mongolia
MON
470
470
40
Brazil
BRA
437
437
41
Myanmar
MYA
434
434
42
Uzbekistan
UZB
420
420
43
Sudan
SUD
410
410
44
France
FRA
406
406
45
Argentina
ARG
374
374
46
Uganda
UGA
371
371
47
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
370
370
48
Bangladesh
BAN
340
340
49
United Kingdom
UKD
331
331
50
Switzerland
SWI
330
330
51
Spain
SPA
327
327
52
Indonesia
INO
315
315
53
Iraq
IRQ
309
309
54
Angola
ANG
300
300
55
Chile
CHI
300
300
56
Libya
LBY
300
300
57
Serbia
SER
293
293
58
Lebanon
LEB
276
276
59
Tajikistan
TAJ
253
253
60
Nigeria
NIG
253
253
61
Albania
ALB
250
250
62
Sri Lanka
SRL
210
210
63
Italy
ITA
200
200
64
Tunisia
TUN
199
199
65
South Africa
SAF
195
195
66
Singapore
SIN
190
190
67
Portugal
POR
186
186
68
Finland
FIN
180
180
69
Bahrain
BAH
180
180
70
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
175
175
71
Tanzania
TAN
156
156
72
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
150
150
73
Peru
PER
145
145
74
Georgia
GEO
143
143
75
Sweden
SWE
120
120
76
Oman
OMA
117
117
77
Czechia
CZC
116
116
78
Armenia
ARM
110
110
79
South Sudan
SSU
110
110
80
Nicaragua
NIC
104
104
81
Mozambique
MOZ
100
100
82
Qatar
QTR
95
95
83
Republic of the Congo
ROC
86
86
84
Mali
MAL
80
80
85
Canada
CAN
80
80
86
Uruguay
URU
79
79
87
Slovenia
SLV
76
76
88
Kenya
KEN
76
76
89
Zambia
ZAM
75
75
90
Malaysia
MLY
74
74
91
Croatia
CRO
72
72
92
Australia
AUS
66
66
93
Laos
LAO
65
65
94
Chad
CHD
60
60
95
Denmark
DEN
57
57
96
Austria
AST
56
56
97
Bolivia
BOL
54
54
98
Botswana
BOT
52
52
99
Zimbabwe
ZIM
42
42
100
Norway
NOR
36
36
101
Mauritania
MAU
35
35
102
Macedonia
MAC
31
31
103
Hungary
HUN
30
30
104
Slovakia
SLK
30
30
105
Honduras
HON
19
19
106
Netherlands
NET
18
18
107
Philippines
PHI
18
18
108
Ivory Coast
IVC
15
15
109
Paraguay
PAR
13
13
110
Guatemala
GUA
12
12
111
Madagascar
MAD
12
12
112
Somalia
SOM
10
10
113
Namibia
NAM
7
7
114
Dominican Republic
DOM
6
6
115
Central African Republic
CAR
4
4
116
El Salvador
ESL
0
0
117
Belgium
BEL
0
0
118
Latvia
LAT
0
0
119
Bhutan
BUT
0
0
120
Suriname
SUR
0
0
121
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
0
122
Nepal
NEP
0
0
123
Ghana
GHA
0
0
124
Cameroon
CAM
0
0
125
Liberia
LIB
0
0
126
Gabon
GAB
0
0
127
Moldova
MOL
0
0
128
Estonia
EST
0
0
129
Colombia
COL
0
0
130
Panama
PAN
0
0
131
Lithuania
LIT
0
0
132
New Zealand
NWZ
0
0
133
Afghanistan
AFG
0
0
134
Niger
NGR
0
0
135
Montenegro
MTN
0
0
136
Ireland
IRE
0
0
137
Mexico
MEX
0
0