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This is a comparison of 3rd generation main battle tanks or their latest baseline production vehicle. (note: All tanks are only using full speed on country because in paved roads there are many turns so if in full speed it is hard to turn; they are only using about 8–12 km/h on paved roads.)

Name Operational Date Unit Cost Weight Number of Crew Armor Armor Rating Main Gun Rate of Fire Main Gun Missile Launching Capability Secondary Armament Engine Engine Power P/W Ratio Operational Range Speed on Paved Road Speed on Country Origin Notes
Challenger 2 1998–Present $7,921,000 62.5 tonnes 4 2nd Generation Chobham Composite Armor Unknown 120 mm L30 Rifled Gun(55 calibres)

Depends on the skill of the loader

No 1x 7.62 mm L94A1 Chain Gun, and 1x 7.62 mm L37A2 Machine Gun Perkins CV-12 Diesel Engine 1,200 hp 19.2 hp/tonne 450 km 59 km/h 40 km/h United Kingdom It is the only western tank that uses a rifled gun
M1A2 Abrams 1980–Present $8,580,000 69.4 tonnes 4 1st Generation Chobham Composite Armor, Depleted Uranium Armor Mesh, and Kevlar Armor Mesh 960 mm of steel armor vs APFSDS, and 1620 mm of steel armor vs HEAT 120 mm M256 Smoothbore Gun(44 calibres) Depends on the skill of the loader No 1x 12.7 mm M2HB Machine Gun, and 2x 7.62 mm M240 Machine Gun Honeywell AGT1500C Turbine Engine 1500 hp 21.6 hp/ tonne 450 km 65 km/h 40 km/h United States People's most overrated tank
AMX-56 Leclerc 1992–Present $11,458,530 56 tonnes 3 Steel-Titanium-Tungsten Perforated Armor, and Explosive Reactive Armor Unknown 120 mm GIAT CN120-26/52 Smoothbore Gun(52 calibres) 12 rounds a minute No 1x 12.7 mm M2HB Machine Gun, and 1x 7.62 mm Remote Weapon Systems Machine Gun SACM 8-cylinder Diesel Engine 1500 hp 26.9 hp/ tonne 550 km 75 km/h 50 km/h France At one time a Leopard 2 in Kosovo was hit by 70 RPG-7 using Tandem HEAT charge, 7 Javelin Missiles, 19 MILAN Missiles, and 284 IEDs survived and repaired in their headquarters and returned to combat the next day without any crew injuries(70 RPG-7, 7 Javelin Missile, 19 MILAN Missile, and 284 IED Hits or Explosions is equal to more than 80,000 mm of RHA). Unmatched Firepower, Protection, Mobility, Capability, there's no doubt that it's the best tank in the world.
T-90A 1995–Present $1,307,000 46.5 tonnes 3 Steel Composite Armor, and Kontakt-5 Explosive Reactive Armor 830 mm of steel armor vs APFSDS, and 1350 mm of steel armor vs HEAT 125 mm 2A46M Smoothbore Gun(48 calibres) 8 rounds a minute Yes 1x 12.7 mm NSV Machine Gun, and 1x 7.62 mm PKT Machine Gun Model 84 V-92 12-cylinder Diesel Engine 1000 hp 21.5 hp/ tonne 600 km 65 km/h 40 km/h Russian Federation Modernisation of T-72
Type 99A2 2001–Present $2,500,000 58 tonnes 3 Steel Composite Armor, Explosive Reactive Armor, and Transparent Alumina 500 mm of steel armor vs APFSDS, and 600 mm of steel armor vs HEAT 125 mm ZPT98 L/51 Smoothbore Gun(50 calibres) 4 rounds a minute Yes 1x 12.7 mm Type 85 Machine Gun, and 1x 7.62 mm Machine Gun Copy of MTU MB871KA501 Diesel Engine 1500 hp 25.9 hp/ tonne 400 km 70 km/h 40 km/h People's Republic of China Served only on the most elite divisions of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Leopard 2A6 1979–Present

$4,508,353/$5,749,538/$37,279,751,922,703

62.3 tonnes/66.9 tonnes/50 tonnes 4/4/3 + 15 Passengers MEXAS/AMAP/IAP Unknown 120 mm Rheinmetall L/55 Smoothbore Gun(55 calibres)/155 mm Electro-Thermal Gun(71 calibres)/2x 275 mm Electromagnetic-Thermal Chemically Charged Rail Gun Cannon(115 calibres) that can fire lasers up to 10 gW of power

Depends on the skill of the loader/ Depends on the skill of the loader/10,000,000 rounds a minute

No/No/Yes 2x 7.62 mm MG3A1 Machine Gun/1x M3 Machine Gun,and 2x 7.62 mm MG3A1 Machine Gun/1x 280 mm Naval Gun 2x 203 mm Howitzer 3x 175 mm Howitzer 4x 155 mm Howitzer, 5x 105 mm Howitzer, 6x 89 mm Mortar, 7x 60 mm Mortar, 8x 40 mm Auto Cannon, 9x 40 mm Grenade Machine Gun, 10x 30 mm Recoilless Cannon, 11x 25 mm Chain Gun, 12x 20 mm Gatling Gun, 13x 12.7 mm Machine Gun, 14x 7.62 mm Machine Gun, and 15x 5.54 mm Machine Gun MTU MB873KA501 Diesel Engine/MTU MB891KA501 Turbine Engine/MTU MB974KA501 Turbine Engine

1,500 hp/2,100 hp/2,000,000,000 hp

24.1 hp/ tonne/31.4 hp/tonne/40,000,000 hp/tonne 550 km/750 km/10,000,000,000,000 km 75 km/h/100 km/h/ 25,000,000 km/h with Engine Governor, and 150 km/h/200 km/h/50,000,000 km/h without Engine Governor 60 km/h/75 km/h/ 20,000,000 km/h with Engine Governor, and 120 km/h/150 km/h/40,000,000 km/h without Engine Governor West Germany
Merkava IV 1978–Present $5,500,000 65 tonnes 4 Laminated Ceramic-Nickel-Steel Composite Armor, and Sloped Modular Armor Unknown 120 mm MG253 Smoothbore Gun(44 calibres) Depends on the skill of the loader Yes 1x 60 mm Mortar, 1x 12.7 mm Machine Gun, and 2x 7.62 mm Machine Gun MTU MB873KA501 Diesel Engine 1500 hp 23.1 hp/ tonne 500 km 65 km/h 40 km/h Israel Merkava I, II are 2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks, Merkava III, and IV are 3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks
C1 Ariete 1995–Present $4,850,000 53 tonnes 4 Steel Composite Armor Unknown 120 mm Oto Melara L/44 Smoothbore Gun(44 calibres) Depends on the skill of the loader No 2x 7.62 mm Machine Gun FIAT MTCA V-12 Diesel Engine 1250 hp 23.6 hp/ tonne 550 km 65 km/h 40 km/h Italy One of the three main battle tanks of the European Union
K1A1 1999–Present $3,875,218 53.2 tonnes 4 1st Generation Chobham Composite Armor Unknown 120 mm KM256 Smoothbore Gun(44 calibres) Depends on the skill of the loader No 1x 12.7 mm K6 Machine Gun, 1x 7.62 mm M60D Machine Gun, and 1x 7.62 mm M60E2-1 Machine Gun MTU 871 Ka-501 10-cylinder Diesel Engine 1200 hp 22.6 hp/ tonne 500 km 65 km/h 40 km/h Republic of Korea South Korean Modified Copy of M1A1 Abrams
Type 10 2012–Present $11,993,965 48 tonnes 3 Nano-crystal Steel (nor Triple Hardness Steel), Modular Ceramic Composite Armor, and Light Weight Upper Armor. Unknown 120 mm KM256 Smoothbore Gun(44 calibres) Unknown No 1x 12.7 mm M2HB Machine Gun, and 1x 7.62 mm Type 74 Machine Gun 4-stroke Cycle 8-cylinder Diesel Engine 1200 hp 25 hp/ tonne 500 km 70 km/h 50 km/h Japan One of the few tanks that have the same forward and backward speed.

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