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    Modern Combat Tanks of the World

    Despite its origins in World War 1, the tank continues to be the primary spearhead of any modern mobile land army.





    There are a total of (73) Modern Combat Tanks of the World in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


    Future systems under consideration are also included in this listing. A complete listing of solely Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) - including those no longer in service - can be found here.



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    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the OBRUM PL-01

    OBRUM PL-01
    Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) / Fire Support Vehicle Concept


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the T-14 (Armata) (Object 148)

    T-14 (Armata) (Object 148)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Altay MBT

    Altay MBT
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO MBT-3000 (VT-4)

    NORINCO MBT-3000 (VT-4)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)

    T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)
    Multirole Armored Vehicle


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the ROTEM K2 (Black Panther)

    ROTEM K2 (Black Panther)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 10 MBT

    Type 10 MBT
    Main Battle Tank


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the T-90M Bhishma

    T-90M Bhishma
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Sabra (M60T)

    Sabra (M60T)
    Main Battle Tank


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the 2S25 (Sprut-SD)

    2S25 (Sprut-SD)
    Self-Propelled Tank Destroyer / Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO ZBD2000 (Z-Family)

    NORINCO ZBD2000 (Z-Family)
    Amphibious ARV / IFV / Light Tank


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Ramses II (T-54E)

    Ramses II (T-54E)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the BMD-4 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)

    BMD-4 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
    Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the HIT Al-Zarrar

    HIT Al-Zarrar
    Main Battle Tank


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO Arjun (Lion)

    DRDO Arjun (Lion)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)

    HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the CV90120 (CV90120-T / CV90-120)

    CV90120 (CV90120-T / CV90-120)
    Light Tank / Tank Destroyer


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the T-84 (Oplot)

    T-84 (Oplot)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the DIO Zulfiqar

    DIO Zulfiqar
    Main Battle Tank


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Challenger 2

    Challenger 2
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122)

    Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 99 (ZTZ-99 / WZ-123)

    NORINCO Type 99 (ZTZ-99 / WZ-123)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 96 (MBT)

    Type 96 (MBT)
    Main Battle Tank


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the XM8 / M8 Armored Gun System (AGS) (Close Combat Vehicle - Light)

    XM8 / M8 Armored Gun System (AGS) (Close Combat Vehicle - Light)
    Light Tank


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the DIO T-72Z (T-55)

    DIO T-72Z (T-55)
    Main Battle Tank


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the CIO Ariete

    CIO Ariete
    Main Battle Tank


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Duro Dakovic M-95 Degman

    Duro Dakovic M-95 Degman
    Prototype Main Battle Tank


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the PT-91 Twardy

    PT-91 Twardy
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the T-90

    T-90
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Combat Vehicle 90 / Stridsfordon 90 (CV90 / Strf 90

    Combat Vehicle 90 / Stridsfordon 90 (CV90 / Strf 90
    Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) / Light Tank


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)

    Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)
    Main Battle Tank


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 90 (Kyu-maru)

    Type 90 (Kyu-maru)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the AMX-56 Leclerc

    AMX-56 Leclerc
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)

    BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
    Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H)

    CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Cadillac Gage Stingray

    Cadillac Gage Stingray
    Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

    BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    Infantry Fighting Vehicle / Light Tank


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the ROTEM K1 (Type 88)

    ROTEM K1 (Type 88)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85)

    TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)

    BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
    Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the M-84 (MBT)

    M-84 (MBT)
    Main Battle Tank


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 85 (YW531H)

    Type 85 (YW531H)
    Light Amphibious Tank


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 85-II

    NORINCO Type 85-II
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 80

    NORINCO Type 80
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the TAMSE TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano)

    TAMSE TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano)
    Light Tank / Medium Tank


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

    BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    Infantry Fighting Vehicle


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the OTO-Melara OF-40

    OTO-Melara OF-40
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Chonma-ho (Pegasus)

    Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Khalid (Sword) MBT

    Khalid (Sword) MBT
    Main Battle Tank


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 Abrams

    M1 Abrams
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Leopard 2

    Leopard 2
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Merkava (Chariot)

    Merkava (Chariot)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Denel Olifant (Elephant)

    Denel Olifant (Elephant)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)

    TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the T-80

    T-80
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 74 (Nana-yon)

    Type 74 (Nana-yon)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the T-72 (Ural)

    T-72 (Ural)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1971
    Thumbnail picture of the Alvis FV107 Scimitar

    Alvis FV107 Scimitar
    Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle


    1971
    Thumbnail picture of the Jagdpanzer SK 105 Kurassier

    Jagdpanzer SK 105 Kurassier
    Light Tank / Tank Destroyer


    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)

    BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
    Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the T-64

    T-64
    Main Battle Tank


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

    BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    Infantry Fighting Vehicle / Light Tank


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Leopard 1

    Leopard 1
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Chieftain MBT

    Chieftain MBT
    Main Battle Tank


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers MBT

    Vickers MBT
    Main Battle Tank


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 62

    NORINCO Type 62
    Light Tank


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211)

    NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211)
    Amphibious Light Tank


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the T-62

    T-62
    Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the M60 (Patton)

    M60 (Patton)
    Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the T-55

    T-55
    Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the M41 Walker Bulldog

    M41 Walker Bulldog
    Light Tank


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the T-54

    T-54
    Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the T-34

    T-34
    Medium Tank