Some Western defense analysts caution that there is still much we don't know about Russia's new
The M1 Abrams for sure belongs on this list. It has been almost 20 years since the American Abrams main battle tank was used in a force-on-force battle during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. It was also deployed in Iraq's Anbar province in 2004 and 2005, plus Afghanistan's Helmand Province in 2010.
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.
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 combined total of Nato military personnel currently exceeds 5.4m – around four times as many as Russia, according to Statista.
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.
Russia has lost more than 1,700 tanks in Ukraine - Sandboxx.
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 new Russian T-14 Armata main battle tank (MBT), dubbed the “world's deadliest tank,” has been making headlines ever since its first public appearance during this year's May 9 Victory parade in Moscow.
Since the end of the Cold War in 1992, the only major new threats to tanks and other armored vehicles have been remotely detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used in asymmetric warfare and weapon systems like the RPG-29 and FGM-148 Javelin, which can defeat reactive armor or shell armor.
Until the 1960s, tank armour consisted of homogeneous steel plates or castings. The thickness of this armour varied from 8 mm on early tanks to 250 mm at the front of the German Jagdtiger of 1945. After World War II, opinions differed about the value of armour protection.
The M1A2 Abrams is one of the latest tanks supplied to the US Army at a cost of about $6.21 million per tank. In 2018, the US Department of State approved the sale of 108 M1A2 tanks and other military equipment to Taiwan for $2 billion. However, the private sale of an individual tank is likely to cost much less.
Most of the manned aircraft Ukraine has lost–47 planes and helicopters that outside analysts can confirm–were shot down by Russian air-defenses. Most of Russia's 85 confirmed manned aircraft losses–not counting Tuesday's losses–also have been in the air.
By some intelligence estimates, Russia has lost a third of its tanks. As it uses up stocks of precision-guided missiles, Russia has relied on artillery systems. But Ukraine's use of sophisticated weaponry has forced Russia to push them back from the front lines, diminishing their effectiveness.
Ukraine has lost control of 20 percent of its territory to Russian forces and their proxies in recent years. The destruction has already cost Ukraine at least $113.5 billion, and it may need more than $200 billion to rebuild.
In terms of submarines, China just edges out Russia by 79 to 70. Russia maintains the upper hand in the air, boasting just over 4,000 aircraft to China's 3,200, according to Global Firepower, of which Russia had 739 dedicated attack aircraft to China's 371.
The UN likely commands more global influence, but NATO, for example, is more powerful militarily. Inter-governmental organisations, such as the European Union, are hugely powerful globally.
1. Russia (Overall ranking: 2)
The US dominates the air with far more bases, fighter jets and bombers than Russia but Russia is superior on the ground with more tanks, artillery and land vehicles. At sea, the countries are more evenly matched, but here the US has the edge with more destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers.
The United States
With a budget of $738 billion and 1,388,000 men and women in the armed forces, it boasts an awe-inspiring 6,125 nuclear weapons, 11 aircraft carriers, 68 nuclear submarines, 3,761 military aircraft, 867 attack helicopters, 6,209 tanks and 113 warships.
AT grenades are unable to penetrate the armor of modern tanks, but may still damage lighter vehicles.