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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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AMX-30
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the AMX-30
001
National Flag Graphic
1966
AMX-32
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the AMX-32
002
National Flag Graphic
1979
AMX-40
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the AMX-40
003
National Flag Graphic
1986
AMX-56 Leclerc
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the AMX-56 Leclerc
004
National Flag Graphic
1992
Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo
005
National Flag Graphic
1983
Centurion (A41)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Centurion (A41)
006
National Flag Graphic
1945
Challenger 1
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Challenger 1
007
National Flag Graphic
1983
Challenger 2
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Challenger 2
008
National Flag Graphic
1998
Chieftain MBT
Main Battle Tank
Picture of the Chieftain MBT
009
National Flag Graphic
1965
Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
0010
National Flag Graphic
1981
CIO Ariete
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the CIO Ariete
0011
National Flag Graphic
1995
CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1990
Denel Olifant (Elephant)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Denel Olifant (Elephant)
0013
National Flag Graphic
1978
DIO T-72Z (T-55)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the DIO T-72Z (T-55)
0014
National Flag Graphic
1996
DIO Zulfiqar
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the DIO Zulfiqar
0015
National Flag Graphic
1996
DRDO Arjun (Lion)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the DRDO Arjun (Lion)
0016
National Flag Graphic
2004
DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Project
Picture of the DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna)
0017
National Flag Graphic
2002
Duro Dakovic M-95 Degman
Prototype Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Duro Dakovic M-95 Degman
0018
National Flag Graphic
1995
Engesa EE-T1 Osorio
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Project
Picture of the Engesa EE-T1 Osorio
0019
National Flag Graphic
1987
FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT)
Medium Tank
Picture of the FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT)
0020
National Flag Graphic
2017
HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)
0021
National Flag Graphic
2001
HIT Al-Zarrar
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the HIT Al-Zarrar
0022
National Flag Graphic
2004
Karrar (Striker)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Karrar (Striker)
0023
National Flag Graphic
2018
Khalid (Sword)
Main Battle Tank
Picture of the Khalid (Sword)
0024
National Flag Graphic
1981
Leopard 1
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Leopard 1
0025
National Flag Graphic
1965
Leopard 2
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Leopard 2
0026
National Flag Graphic
1979
Lion of Babylon (T-72M1)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Lion of Babylon (T-72M1)
0027
National Flag Graphic
1989
M1 Abrams
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the M1 Abrams
0028
National Flag Graphic
1980
M60 (Patton)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the M60 (Patton)
0029
National Flag Graphic
1960
M60 Super/AX (Super M60)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle Upgrade
Picture of the M60 Super/AX (Super M60)
0030
National Flag Graphic
1980
M-84 (MBT)
Main Battle Tank
Picture of the M-84 (MBT)
0031
National Flag Graphic
1985
Magach (M48 / M60)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Magach (M48 / M60)
0032
National Flag Graphic
1968
MBT-70 (KPz-70)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the MBT-70 (KPz-70)
0033
National Flag Graphic
1965
Merkava (Chariot)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Merkava (Chariot)
0034
National Flag Graphic
1979
NORINCO Type 59
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the NORINCO Type 59
0035
National Flag Graphic
1959
NORINCO Type 69
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the NORINCO Type 69
0036
National Flag Graphic
1982
NORINCO Type 80
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the NORINCO Type 80
0037
National Flag Graphic
1985
NORINCO Type 85-II
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the NORINCO Type 85-II
0038
National Flag Graphic
1985
NORINCO Type 99 (ZTZ-99 / WZ-123)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the NORINCO Type 99 (ZTZ-99 / WZ-123)
0039
National Flag Graphic
1998
NORINCO VT-4 (MBT-3000)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the NORINCO VT-4 (MBT-3000)
0040
National Flag Graphic
2014
Otokar Altay
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Otokar Altay
0041
National Flag Graphic
2015
OTO-Melara OF-40
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the OTO-Melara OF-40
0042
National Flag Graphic
1981
Panzer 58 (Pz 58)
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Panzer 58 (Pz 58)
0043
National Flag Graphic
1958
Panzer 61 (Pz 61)
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Panzer 61 (Pz 61)
0044
National Flag Graphic
1965
Panzer 68 (Pz 68)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Panzer 68 (Pz 68)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1971
Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)
0046
National Flag Graphic
1992
PT-91 Twardy
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the PT-91 Twardy
0047
National Flag Graphic
1995
Ramses II (T-54E)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Ramses II (T-54E)
0048
National Flag Graphic
2005
ROTEM K1 (Type 88)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the ROTEM K1 (Type 88)
0049
National Flag Graphic
1986
ROTEM K2 (Black Panther)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the ROTEM K2 (Black Panther)
0050
National Flag Graphic
2013
Sabra (M60T)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Sabra (M60T)
0051
National Flag Graphic
2007
Sho't (Whip)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Sho't (Whip)
0052
National Flag Graphic
1970
Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) (S-Tank)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) (S-Tank)
0053
National Flag Graphic
1966
Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104)
0054
National Flag Graphic
1953
Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122)
0055
National Flag Graphic
1998
Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74)
Light Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74)
0056
National Flag Graphic
1958
T-14 (Armata) (Object 148)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-14 (Armata) (Object 148)
0057
National Flag Graphic
2016
T-54
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-54
0058
National Flag Graphic
1949
T-55
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-55
0059
National Flag Graphic
1958
T-62
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-62
0060
National Flag Graphic
1961
T-64
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the T-64
0061
National Flag Graphic
1966
T-72 (Ural)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-72 (Ural)
0062
National Flag Graphic
1972
T-72M4 CZ (T-72M1)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-72M4 CZ (T-72M1)
0063
National Flag Graphic
2006
T-80 (MBT)
Main Battle Tank
Picture of the T-80 (MBT)
0064
National Flag Graphic
1976
T-84 (Oplot)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-84 (Oplot)
0065
National Flag Graphic
1999
T-90
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-90
0066
National Flag Graphic
1995
T-90M Bhishma
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the T-90M Bhishma
0067
National Flag Graphic
2009
T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)
Concept Multirole Armored Vehicle
Picture of the T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)
0068
National Flag Graphic
2013
TR-125 (Tanc Romanesc Model 125)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Pilot Vehicle
Picture of the TR-125 (Tanc Romanesc Model 125)
0069
National Flag Graphic
1991
TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)
0070
National Flag Graphic
1977
TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85)
0071
National Flag Graphic
1986
Type 10 MBT
Main Battle Tank / Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Type 10 MBT
0072
National Flag Graphic
2012
Type 61
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Picture of the Type 61
0073
National Flag Graphic
1961
Type 74 (Nana-yon)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Type 74 (Nana-yon)
0074
National Flag Graphic
1975
Type 90 (Kyu-maru)
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Type 90 (Kyu-maru)
0075
National Flag Graphic
1992
Type 96 (MBT)
Main Battle Tank
Picture of the Type 96 (MBT)
0076
National Flag Graphic
1997
Vickers MBT (VMBT)
Main Battle Tank Armored Tracked Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Vickers MBT (VMBT)
0077
National Flag Graphic
1965


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