List of main battle tanks by country

This is a list of main battle tanks, and other vehicles serving that role, in active military service with countries of the world. A main battle tank (MBT) is the type of powerful, heavily-armoured and highly mobile tank which is the backbone of a mechanized land force.

Country Main Battle Tank
Afghanistan 600 T55, 170 T-62
Albania T-34/85, T55, T-62, Type 59, Type 69
Algeria
Angola 200 T55, 50 T-62, 50 T-72
Argentina 230 TAM
Armenia 102 T-72
Australia 59 M1A1 AIM Abrams
Austria 114 Leopard 2A5
Azerbaijan 247 T55, 286 T-72
Bahrain 180 M60A3
Bangladesh 320 Type 59, 320 Type 62, 300+ Type 69/79
Belarus 29 T54, 1,465 T-72B, 92 T-80
Benin 20 PT-76
Bolivia 54 SK-105 K├╝rassier
Bosnia and Herzegovina 89 M-84, 80 M60A3
Botswana 36 FV101 Scorpion, 50 SK-105 K├╝rassier
Brazil 128 Leopard 1A1, 240 Leopard 1A5, 91 M60A3
Brunei FV101 Scorpion
Bulgaria 430 T-72
Cambodia 100 T55, PT-76, 200 Type 59
Canada 66 Leopard C2 (1A5 equivalent), 20 Leopard 2A6M on loan from Germany, plan to purchase 80 Leopard 2A4 and 20 Leopard 2A6M from Holland
Central African Republic 4 T-55
Chad 60 T-55
Chile 140 Leopard 2A4, 202 Leopard 1A5
China ~500 Type 99, Type 98, 2,500 Type 96, Type 90-IIM, Type 90, 500 Type 88, Type 85, Type 80, Type 79, Type 69, Type 59D, 5,000 Type 59
Democratic Republic of the Congo 30 Type 59, 20 T-55
Republic of the Congo 20 Type 59
Croatia 29 M-95 Degman, 75 M-84A4 Sniper
Cuba 1,100 T-55, 50 T-72
Cyprus 41 T-80, 102 AMX-30B2
Czech Republic 181 T-72M4 CZ
Denmark 57 Leopard 2A4
Ecuador 30 T-55
Egypt 390 T-55E, 260 Ramses II, 500 T-62E, 1,700 M60A3, 1,005 M1A1
Equatorial Guinea 3 T-55
Eritrea 280 T-55
Ethiopia 170 T-55, 50 T-62, 50 T-72
Finland 124 Leopard 2A4
France
Georgia 250 T-72
Germany 408 Leopard 2A6
Greece 170 Leopard 2A6 HEL, 196 Leopard 2A4, 501 Leopard 1A5, 308 M60A3, 390 M48A5 MOLF
Guinea 8 T-55
Guinea-Bissau T-55
Hungary Last tank brigade abolished early 2007, 15 T-72M1 in active service, 180 stored, they are planned to be replaced by new tanks after 2010.
India 310 T-90, 2,200 T-72, Orders capped at 124 Arjun MBT, 755 T-55, 500 PT-76
Indonesia 130 T-90 , 100 FV101 Scorpion , T-55 , T-72
Iran 80 M48A5, 950 M60A3 1550 Chieftain MK3 75 T-62, 780 T-72, 2500 Zulfiqar MBT
Iraq 72 T-55, 77 T-72, 330M-60
Republic of Ireland FV101 Scorpion
Israel 250 Merkava mkI, 580 Merkava Mk II, 750 Merkava Mk III, 220 Merkava Mk IV (With an additional 300 currently being delivered), 561 Magach 5, 711 Magach 6, 111 Magach 7
Italy 200 Ariete, 980 Leopard 1, 400 Centauro
Japan 315 Type 90, 561 Type 74
Jordan 392 Challenger 1, Khaled, 292 Tariq
Kazakhstan 650 T-72, 75 T-62, 540 T-55
Kenya 76 Vickers Mk 3
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1000 Ch'onma-ho, 300 P'okpoong-Ho, 1600 T-54, 800 T-62, 500 Type 59
Republic of Korea 850 M48A5K, 33 T-80U, 2 T-80UK, 1027 K1 Type 88, 484 K1A1, 680 K2 Black Panther
Kuwait 218 M1A2
Kyrgyzstan 210 T-72
Laos 30 T-55
Latvia 3 T-55
Lebanon 205 T-55, 104 M48A5, 43 Leopard 1A5, 66 M60A3, ? T-90
Libya 1,500 T-55, 350 T-62, 315 T-72
Republic of Macedonia 31 T-72
Malaysia 48 PT-91
Mali 33 T-55, T-54 and T-34
Mauritania 35 T-55
Mexico ERC 90 Sagaie
Mongolia 350 T-55, 250 T-62
Montenegro 61 T-55s (Scrap)
Morocco 300 M60A3, 150 T-72
Mozambique 80 T-55
Myanmar 280 Type 59, 190 Type 69, 139 T-72
Namibia 1 T-55
Netherlands 110 Leopard 2A6NL, 200+ Leopard 1A5
Nicaragua 31 T-55
Nigeria 50 T-55
Norway 52 Leopard 2A5
Oman 38 Challenger 2, 73 M60A3
Pakistan 600 Al-Khalid, 320 T-80UD, 900 Type 85-IIAP, 720 Al-Zarar
Paraguay 8-10 M4 Sherman, 12 Stuart tank
Peru 375 T-55
Philippines 41 FV101 Scorpion,unknown number of M48 Patton
Poland 233 PT-91, 128 Leopard 2A4, 586 T-72M1
Portugal 37 Leopard 2A4
Qatar 24 AMX-30
Romania 350 TR-85
Russia 300 T-90, 4,744 T-80, 7,144 T-72, 4,000 T-64, 689 T-62, 1,200 T-54/55
Rwanda 12 T-55
Saudi Arabia 388 M1A2, 290 AMX-30, 460 M60A3
Serbia 212 M-2001, M-84AB1, M-84AB, M-84ABN, 65 T-72
Singapore 66 Leopard 2A4
Slovakia 245 T-72
Slovenia 54 M-84
Somaliland 80 T-54/T-55
South Africa 250 Olifant 1A/1B
Spain 327 Leopard 2
Sri Lanka 80 Type 59
Sudan 250 T-55
Sweden 280 Leopard 2
Switzerland 380 Leopard 2A4
Syria 2,150T-55, 1,600 T-72, 1,000 T-62
Republic of China (Taiwan) 480 M60A3, 450 CM11 Brave Tiger, 100 M41 Walker Bulldog
Tajikistan 44 T-72
Tanzania 30 Type 59
Thailand 50 Type 69/79, 105 M48 Patton, 178 M60 Patton
Tunisia 84 M60A3
Turkey 450 leopard 1T, 298 Leopard 2A4, 2,650 M48A5 (being modernized), 170 M60T Sabra, 755 M60A3 (It must be noted that these US-built tanks are being modernized to M60T Sabra Level), 1000+ Altay (planned for 2011)
Turkmenistan 702 T-72
Uganda 20 T-55
Ukraine 6 T-84 Oplot, 271 T-80UD, 2,215 T-64, 180 T-72, 112 T-55
United Arab Emirates 388 Leclerc
United Kingdom 386 Challenger 2
United States 8,000 M1A1/2/2SEP
Uruguay M41 Walker Bulldog
Uzbekistan 170 T-62, 100 T-64, 70 T-72
Venezuela 86 AMX-30
Vietnam 20 M48 Patton, 350 Type 59, 900 T-55, 200 T-62, 300 T-72
Yemen 240 M60A1, 250 T-62, 700 T-55, 70 T-72
Zambia 10 T-55
Zimbabwe 32 T-54/55, 35 Type 59, 10 Type 69

References

  • Hunnicutt, R. P. "Patton: A History of the American Main Battle Tank." 1984. Presidio Press; ISBN 0-89141-230-1.

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