TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)
Copa Channel Military Channel has published the rating of the best tanks. South American and British experts carried evaluation 5 characteristics: «Firepower», «quality of the armor» (Immunity), «mobility» (Mobility), «ease of production» and so called «deterrence factor» (Psychological effect on the enemy). The total score on all the characteristics to assess the overall tank. With all this stipulates that each tank compared with others and evaluated based on the technical requirements of their own time.

10. Sherman (USA)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released in 1942
Highest speed: 39 km / h
Progress in store: 160 km
Armor thickness: 62 mm
Main weapon: 75mm cannon rapid

Model points gained little in terms of «firepower» and «armor». But her eight-cylinder engine from the factory «Ford» efficient and reliable, so Makarov, tank wins in mobility. In general, the 10th place in the ranking of M-4 Sherman earned, in the main, due to the ease of production. For three years was released 48 thousand of these machines.

9.Merkava (Israel)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released: 1977
Highest speed: 55 km / h
Progress in store: 500 km
Thickness Armor: classified
Main weapon: 120-mm gun

Armor Merkava — impenetrable, and is the highest score in the respective categories (general, such she was listed before the war with «Hezbollah» in which Russian and Russian LAW easily pierce his armor). But a huge amount of armor prevents speed ratio and violates the «weight-power» that makes the Israeli weapon very lose in «mobility». The device of this model — encompassing, it costs dearly, which also serves as a prerequisite to low ratings in this category. But the tank is very effective in the battle, and powerful firepower and the highest deterrence factor guarantees him 9th place in the rankings.

8. T-54/55 (USSR)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released: 1948
Highest speed: 50 km / h
Progress in store: 400 km
Armor thickness: 203 mm
Main weapon: 100-millimeter gun D10T

T-54/55 gaining an average score for «firepower», «mobility» and «armor». In total there were 95 thousand units produced — because this model gets the highest marks in the «ease of manufacture». But «deterrence factor» — Below average. Fear their cost only because they were not so little — according to specialists.

7. «Challenger» (United Kingdom)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released: 1982
Highest speed: 60 km / h
Progress in store: 550 km
Thickness Armor: classified
Main weapon: 120-mm rifled gun

«Challenger» receives the highest score for its high-end armor and greatest — for «firepower». According to the degree of destruction rifled gun — record. This machine small «deterrence factor» — Is an impressive model, but the world has such a pretty.

6. Pz IV (Germany)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released: 1937
Highest speed: 40 km / h
Progress in store: 208 km
Armor thickness: 50 mm
Main weapon: 75 mm cannon

Mk IV received average scores for «mobility» and the highest for the «defense» and «firepower». But this model is based on the belief disappointing ease of manufacture. Mk IV — difficult, sverhtehnologichny machine, and like all German models, she had difficulty with the massive creature. But «deterrence factor» is very high: in the first days of the second world confront him was unreal.

5. «Centurion» (United Kingdom)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released: 1945
Highest speed: 35 km / h
Progress in store: 200 km
Armor thickness: 17-152 mm
Main weapon: 105 mm gun

Badge «Centurion» Averages in the «mobility», but higher in the «firepower». His armor substantiate its reliability, because in this category tank is also close to the high score. In addition, he was awarded the points in the «ease of manufacture» for conventional design and accessibility: it produced in large quantities.

4. WWI (UK)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released in 1917
The highest rate of 6, 5 km / h
Progress in store: 35 km
Armor thickness: 6-12 mm
Main weapon: two six-foot gun

In fact, the thin armor in WWI, but since it was the only secure means of armor in battle, because the tank has become a favorite due to this category, but not at the expense of mobility and firepower. Create gun was difficult because at that time he was a product of the highest technology. But «deterrence factor» significant — nothing like the war had not beheld, because — respectable fourth place in the ranking.

3. «Tiger» (Germany)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released in 1942.
Highest speed: 37 km / h
Progress in store: 200 km
Armor thickness: 100 mm
Main weapon: 88-mm cannon

«Tiger» gets top points in the category of «firepower» 88 mm for the second time World War seemed Straseni. According to the degree of protection it approaches the highest evaluation. This tank was unusually languid, but its speed is sufficient in order to obtain an average score for rapidity. But the result is close to zero points, «Tiger» receives for the «establishment.» But he has the highest number of points in the «intimidation factor» — The mere mention of the guns on the enemy acted oppressively.

2. M-1 Abrams (U.S.)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released in 1983.
Highest speed: 70 km / h
Progress in store: 475 km.
Thickness Armor: classified
Main weapon: 120-millimeter cannon M256

M-1 received the highest score for «firepower» and «security» — On these characteristics, it is superior to all modern tanks. But the rating of «creation» he received the lowest scores — is extremely complicated and expensive design. It may also be that today, according to the Military Channel, the most deadly tank, he received the highest score in «intimidation factor.»

1. The T-34 (USSR)

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

For the first time released in 1940.
The highest rate: around 55 km / h
Progress in store: 430 km
Armor thickness: 65 mm
Main weapon: gun 76.2 mm

TOP 10 best tanks in the world (according to Military Channel)

T-34 was almost top marks for firepower, mobility and protection. In addition, this model is most common in manufacturing, because it received the highest score in the category of «ease of production.» In general, «deterrence factor» was also virtually unattainable — tank one kind sowed panic in the midst of a nightmare and opponents.

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