8 Deadliest Battle Tanks In The World Used By Army For Modern Warfare
Battle tanks are badass but not all are built the same. They have evolved over years with advanced modern warfare tactics. Taking into account the firing range, personnel, and control systems, modern battle tanks are built for accuracy. They are made to kill.
Here are the deadliest battle tanks in service across the world.
This German tank is one of the deadliest one in service. It is equipped with modern warfare artillery like rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) and improvised explosive devices (IED). Its advance fire control system lends higher long range firing accruany. It’s heavy however it is very mobile due to good suspension mechanics.
Country of Origin: Germany
The highlighting feature of this tank is that it can be tailored to match varying levels of threat. It is used by the French and came into service in 1992. Made of steel and ceramic, it offers full protection to the battle crew. It comes with a Battlefield management system that reports the data like location, ammunition and fuel levels to the offsite team.
Country of Origin: France
It is one of the most commercial tank models in the world. One of its advantage is that it is smaller than other tanks, making it harder to target. There is however a drawback to this battle tank, it is not the best for long range shots. Even with the pros and cons, it does make for one of the cheapest tanks in service. It is currently in service with Russia, Azerbaijan and India. It got a much needed upgrade, T-90s is a improved version of this main battle tank.
Country of Origin: Russia
K2 Black Panther
No, it is not made of vibranium. In all seriousness, this South Korean tank is the costliest due to its explosive reactive armor module. Again, it is fitted with advanced firing system that does its job really well. What sets this beast apart is its hydro-pneumatic suspension.
Country of Origin: South Korea
Produced in the USA, this tank is a successor to M1A2 and is a formidable opponent. It’s armor is highly developed and can take most types of ammunition thrown at it. The armor is made stronger by its uranium layers. Another advantage of this tank is that it has gas turbine engine that offers superior performance.
All these pros of course, comes with a con, the biggest being that maintaining this tank is a pricey affair.
Country of Origin: USA
Challenger 2 (CR-2)
In service with British Army and the Royal Army of Oman, this battle tank is reliable AF. It is made for combat and is equipped with primary fire power, a chain gun and a turret, which makes it deadly. The 2nd Generation Chobham armor makes it sturdy enough to withstand direct fire weapons. It is quite agile as well and has a on-road top speed of 59km/h.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
In service with the Ukrainian and Thai Army this tank means business. It’s primary weapon is the KBA-3 125mm cannon that comes with an automatic loading system, pretty nifty. Manufactured with multilayered reactive armour, it can withstand fire weapons ,missiles and anti-tank grenades. The smoke generator adds to its advantage.
Country of Origin: Ukraine
Merkava Mark IV
This is one of the best tanks for protection. In service with the Israeli Army, it is fitted with Elbit laser warning system and smoke-screen grenades. It is made for a HEAT (high-explosive anti-tank) attack. The 12.7mm swivel-mounted machine guns and 60mm grenade launcher enhance its firepower.
Country of Origin: Israel
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