The new Russian
M1 Abrams tank. Know this: With its current updates, even at 40 years old, the M1 Abrams is a battle-tested tank that is among the very best in the world. And, perhaps, the best tank ever. The M1 Abrams was developed in the 1970s to close what at the time looked like a 'tank' gap with the Soviet Union.
Challenger 2 is considered one of the best-protected tanks in the world, equipped with second-generation Chobham Armor, a composite matrix of ceramic and metal with superior qualities over typical steel-rolled homogeneous armor.
Russia currently operates hundreds T-90As, enough to fully equip one tank and one motor rifle division. The T-90A is tops among tanks for long-range lethality.
Overall the new Russian tank is on par with the US Abrams tank. In some areas it is slightly superior than the Abrams, however it has got no cutting-edge superiority. The Abrams has technical superiority in mobility and cross-country performance.
A modern MBT like the M1A2SEP Abrams protects against rounds capable of penetrating 800mm+ of armor.
M1A2 SEP version 3 (SEPv3): The current production version of the Abrams tank is scheduled for First Unit Equipped in FY 2020. This version rectifies many of the space, weight, and power issues identified during Operation Iraqi Freedom and will be the foundational variant for all future incremental upgrades.
The Challenger 2 is pure violence incarnate
What makes this tank one of the best?: The Challenger 2 has a very accurate 120 mm rifled gun and exemplary armor. It holds the record for the longest tank to tank kill in the world.
NATO has 5,040, 5,495 and 2,803 in comparison, but leads in battle tanks and armoured vehicles, with 14,682 and 115,855 respectively, to Russia's 12,420 and 30,122.
The Abrams may be the world's toughest tank and can take a ton of abuse, but not this level of abuse. To put it simply, a main gun round from the Iowa-class battleship will destroy the Abrams easily.
Russia has lost 38,750 military personnel, 1,700 tanks, 3,905 armoured combat vehicles and 703 drones in the course of its full-scale military invasion in Ukraine.
The T-72 Main Battle Tank was developed in the late 60s and early 70s as an alternative to the effective but quite expensive T-64A. It features elements typical for Soviet designs of the era, found on Russian vehicles from 1945 onwards: Low silhouette.
DD tanks worked by erecting a 'flotation screen' around the tank, which enabled it to float, and had a propeller powered by the tank's engine to drive them in the water.
The main cause of fires in tanks is non-compliance with safety regulations. For example, violation of the operating rules for vehicles, use of open flame near hazardous objects (welding, firing, smoking).
It also wears what Rezvani calls "Ballistic Armor," thus making it apparently bulletproof. This includes kevlar armor, bulletproof glass, and military-grade run-flat tires.
The heaviest tank ever constructed was the German Panzerkampfwagen Maus, which weighed 188 tonnes (414,469 lb).
Everyone knows the VI TOG II* : the true idol of World of Tanks. It is one of the biggest, slowest, and longest vehicles in the game, a combination of characteristics that sounds desperately impractical on the battlefield.
The tank cannon has a maximum effective range of about 3000 meters, and precise aim is required to make a hit. The self-guided missile, however, can — like Longbow Hellfire — be effective to more than 8000 meters, and the electronic brain continually corrects the flight path as necessary.
Little Willie was the first working tank in the world. It proved that a vehicle encompassing armoured protection, an internal combustion engine, and tracks was a possibility for the battlefield.
The first combat use of the Tiger II was by the 1st Company of the 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion (s.H.Pz. Abt. 503) during the Battle of Normandy, opposing Operation Atlantic between Troarn and Demouville on 18 July 1944.