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Main Battle Tanks (MBT)

Despite advances in armor-defeating weapons, the Main Battle Tank remains the cornerstone of every modern land army's true strength on the battlefield.

Main Battle Tanks (MBT)

Despite advances in armor-defeating weapons, the Main Battle Tank remains the cornerstone of every modern land army's true strength on the battlefield.

OVERVIEW



The Main Battle Tank (MBT) became a primary battlefield fixture in the years following World War 2 (1939-1945). During the conflict, land forces relied on a mix of light, medium and heavy tank types to fulfill various requirements. The MBT arose out of a need for a 'Universal Tank' concept capable of achieving the same results through a single design. With the advent of lighter composite armor, engineers fashioned a new fighting machine which has remained the mainstay of modern land forces today.

The first true Main Battle Tank came from the British who unveiled their Centurion A41 in 1945. This was then followed by competing designs from the Soviet Union (the classic T-54/T-55 lines) and the United States (through their M60 'Patton'). In more recent years, some land forces have been abandoning the MBT concept in favor of more mobile, lightweight wheeled armored vehicles. Additionally, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs)) have increased their lethality and forced major protection revisions from MBT designers - leading to the thought that the MBT may very well be seeing its last decade of battlefield dominance.

There are a total of 77 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) (MBTs) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.




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#1
1966
Picture of the AMX-30
AMX-30
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#2
1979
Picture of the AMX-32
AMX-32
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#3
1986
Picture of the AMX-40
AMX-40
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#4
1992
Picture of the AMX-56 Leclerc
AMX-56 Leclerc
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#5
1983
Picture of the Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo
Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#6
1945
Picture of the Centurion (A41)
Centurion (A41)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#7
1983
Picture of the Challenger 1
Challenger 1
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#8
1998
Picture of the Challenger 2
Challenger 2
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#9
1965
Picture of the Chieftain
Chieftain
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#10
1981
Picture of the Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#11
1995
Picture of the CIO Ariete
CIO Ariete
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) / Tracked Combat Vehicle
#12
1990
Picture of the CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H)
CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#13
1978
Picture of the Denel Olifant (Elephant)
Denel Olifant (Elephant)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#14
1996
Picture of the DIO T-72Z (T-55)
DIO T-72Z (T-55)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#15
1996
Picture of the DIO Zulfiqar
DIO Zulfiqar
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#16
2004
Picture of the DRDO Arjun (Lion)
DRDO Arjun (Lion)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#17
2002
Picture of the DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna)
DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Project
#18
1995
Picture of the Duro Dakovic M-95 Degman
Duro Dakovic M-95 Degman
National Flag Graphic
Prototype Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#19
1987
Picture of the Engesa EE-T1 Osorio
Engesa EE-T1 Osorio
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Project
#20
2017
Picture of the FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT)
FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Tank
#21
2001
Picture of the HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)
HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#22
2004
Picture of the HIT Al-Zarrar
HIT Al-Zarrar
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#23
2018
Picture of the Karrar (Striker)
Karrar (Striker)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#24
1981
Picture of the Khalid (Sword)
Khalid (Sword)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank
#25
1965
Picture of the Leopard 1
Leopard 1
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#26
1979
Picture of the Leopard 2
Leopard 2
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#27
1989
Picture of the Lion of Babylon (T-72M1)
Lion of Babylon (T-72M1)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#28
1980
Picture of the M1 Abrams
M1 Abrams
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#29
1960
Picture of the M60 (Patton)
M60 (Patton)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#30
1980
Picture of the M60 Super/AX (Super M60)
M60 Super/AX (Super M60)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle Upgrade
#31
1985
Picture of the M-84 (MBT)
M-84 (MBT)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank
#32
1968
Picture of the Magach (M48 / M60)
Magach (M48 / M60)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#33
1965
Picture of the MBT-70 (KPz-70)
MBT-70 (KPz-70)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#34
1979
Picture of the Merkava (Chariot)
Merkava (Chariot)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#35
1959
Picture of the NORINCO Type 59
NORINCO Type 59
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#36
1982
Picture of the NORINCO Type 69
NORINCO Type 69
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#37
1985
Picture of the NORINCO Type 80
NORINCO Type 80
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#38
1985
Picture of the NORINCO Type 85-II
NORINCO Type 85-II
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#39
1998
Picture of the NORINCO Type 99 (ZTZ-99 / WZ-123)
NORINCO Type 99 (ZTZ-99 / WZ-123)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#40
2014
Picture of the NORINCO VT-4 (MBT-3000)
NORINCO VT-4 (MBT-3000)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#41
2015
Picture of the Otokar Altay
Otokar Altay
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#42
1981
Picture of the OTO-Melara OF-40
OTO-Melara OF-40
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#43
1958
Picture of the Panzer 58 (Pz 58)
Panzer 58 (Pz 58)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#44
1965
Picture of the Panzer 61 (Pz 61)
Panzer 61 (Pz 61)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#45
1971
Picture of the Panzer 68 (Pz 68)
Panzer 68 (Pz 68)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#46
1992
Picture of the Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)
Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#47
1995
Picture of the PT-91 Twardy
PT-91 Twardy
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#48
2005
Picture of the Ramses II (T-54E)
Ramses II (T-54E)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#49
1986
Picture of the ROTEM K1 (Type 88)
ROTEM K1 (Type 88)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#50
2013
Picture of the ROTEM K2 (Black Panther)
ROTEM K2 (Black Panther)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#51
2007
Picture of the Sabra (M60T)
Sabra (M60T)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#52
1970
Picture of the Sho't (Whip)
Sho't (Whip)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#53
1966
Picture of the Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) (S-Tank)
Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) (S-Tank)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#54
1953
Picture of the Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104)
Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#55
1998
Picture of the Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122)
Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#56
1958
Picture of the Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74)
Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74)
National Flag Graphic
Light Tank / Main Battle Tank
#57
2016
Picture of the T-14 (Armata) (Object 148)
T-14 (Armata) (Object 148)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#58
1949
Picture of the T-54
T-54
National Flag Graphic
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#59
1958
Picture of the T-55
T-55
National Flag Graphic
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#60
1961
Picture of the T-62
T-62
National Flag Graphic
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#61
1966
Picture of the T-64
T-64
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#62
1972
Picture of the T-72 (Ural)
T-72 (Ural)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#63
2006
Picture of the T-72M4 CZ (T-72M1)
T-72M4 CZ (T-72M1)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#64
1976
Picture of the T-80 (MBT)
T-80 (MBT)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank
#65
1999
Picture of the T-84 (Oplot)
T-84 (Oplot)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#66
1995
Picture of the T-90
T-90
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#67
2009
Picture of the T-90M Bhishma
T-90M Bhishma
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#68
2013
Picture of the T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)
T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)
National Flag Graphic
Concept Multirole Armored Vehicle
#69
1991
Picture of the TR-125 (Tanc Romanesc Model 125)
TR-125 (Tanc Romanesc Model 125)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Pilot Vehicle
#70
1977
Picture of the TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)
TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#71
1986
Picture of the TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85)
TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#72
2012
Picture of the Type 10 MBT
Type 10 MBT
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank / Tracked Combat Vehicle
#73
1961
Picture of the Type 61
Type 61
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#74
1975
Picture of the Type 74 (Nana-yon)
Type 74 (Nana-yon)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#75
1992
Picture of the Type 90 (Kyu-maru)
Type 90 (Kyu-maru)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
#76
1997
Picture of the Type 96 (MBT)
Type 96 (MBT)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank
#77
1965
Picture of the Vickers MBT (VMBT)
Vickers MBT (VMBT)
National Flag Graphic
Main Battle Tank Armored Tracked Combat Vehicle


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