Top 10 Most Expensive Tanks in The World

Although from the first tank and the Battle of the Somme passed almost 100 years, in the history of warfare there were no weapons that caused greater admiration and awe of these metal monstrosity. This often indestructible vehicle with its appearance has changed the way of war and so sealed their place in every army. How much cost luxury of modern tanks, check the following list of most expensive tanks in the world. It is important to note that all prices are expressed in net value.

10. T-90 AM (Russia) - $4.25 million

Although the Russian T-90 does not represent a technological marvel as some bloke from this list, the T-90 is currently the best-selling tank in the world. According to its characteristics T-90 is one of the most modern tanks in the world, but there are several important flaws such as the concept of accommodation ammunition under the dome, which is extremely dangerous.

T-90 is armed with a gun of 125 mm and can reach a speed of 60-70 km / h depending on the engine.

9. Merkava IV (Israel) - $6 million

Merkava, the pride of the Israeli army, is adapted to desert conditions, and, of course, is largely composed of US parts. In contrast to the standard design with an engine in the back of the tank, the Merkava has engine from the front, which further improves the safety of the crew. With an engine of 1500 hp, it reaches 64 km / h.

Merkava tank is primarily defensive, and for that reason has a rich arsenal of weapons. It is equipped with 120 mm cannon, two machine guns of 7.62 mm and one of 12.7 mm, Merkava hides another surprise inside their cabins. This is a 60 mm mortar is ready to further breaking down all the imagination about the passage of the lines covered.

8. Arjun MK-II (India) - $6 million

Arjun, an Indian product, but belongs to a higher class of tanks. Armed with the 120 mm gun that can penetrate the thickest armor. Do not rest only on the heavy weaponry there is 7.62 mm machine gun with an explosive charge and an ordinary machine guns of 12.7 mm. Arjun weighs 58.5 tons and despite the slightly greater weight achieved a speed of 70 km / h.  

7. Leopard 2A6 (Germany) - $6.79 million

That Germany is represented in this category took care of Leopard-2. Tank has the latest generation of engines from 1500 HP, which allows him to reach a speed up to 72 km / h, despite the weight of 68 tons. In these 68 tons a large part goes to the armor and therefore the Leopard 2 specializing in close combat. Leopard 2 is armed with a 120 mm gun with two machine guns of 7.62 mm.

6. T-14 Armata (Russia) - $7.9 million

The factory in Nizhny Tagil after production of the first test "armata" said that one cost about 7.9 million dollars, which placed it among the most expensive in the world. But even then the management of the factory explained that when it starts production of large series price of one tank will be much lower.

Russian tank armata superior to all others!
5. M1A2 SEP - Abrams (USA) - $8.5 million

This tank is unlike most on this list, see the real war and was considered until recently the best tank in the world. Unfortunately, this belief lasted until the war in Iraq when the Iraqis best use all the disadvantages of the wonders of technology hitting the back part or simply too big dome.

Abrams firepower in its 120 mm cannon, 7.62 mm and 7.12 mm machine guns. Although it it invested all possible miracles of American technology, because of its shortcomings are often a target of war critics. So it is very often compared with the German Leopard 2, which is equal to, if not better in a lot of categories, and almost $ 2 million cheaper. Shielding is mostly made up of depleted uranium, which gives a higher density of steel, a minimum is radioactive.

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4. Challenger II (United Kingdom) - $8.6 million

Challenger 2 British main battle tank which is currently used by the British Army and Oman. He presents himself as the safest tank in the world as it has never destroyed a single copy. Do not think that this tank has not seen real action, shows his war path that has taken him from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Iraq. Only recently discovered possible lie since it is a copy destroyed, but it happened in a random exchange of fire with other challenger.
Challenger 2 is equipped with a 120 mm gun L30A1, heir cannon L11 applicable on tanks Chieftain and Challenger I. Gun is completely stabilized, and the dome and the gun is powered by electricity. The Dome takes 9 seconds to rotate 360 ​​degrees. The British Army used shells that have a range of up to 8 km and are very effective in shooting buildings and light armored vehicles.
Equipped with modern system that enables shooting from the movement with high probability of first-round hit. The system contains all the most important parts: thermal imaging, laser rangefinder, ballistic computer and electronic equipment with a panoramic thermal imager that allows detection of targets at night and in adverse weather conditions.
The most modern equipment in this miracle of technology is made of so-called sandwich armor which is a closely guarded secret. Enchants information that can withstand up to 14 direct hits of anti-tank missiles.

3. K2 Black Panther (South Korea) - $8.8 million

The planned number of 390 tanks that will produce South Korea should scare even belligerent Kim Jong-un. This carrion use 120 mm top and almost all of these systems earlier tanks like sandwich armor and night navigation. The biggest problem with the price, is the fact that so far produced only 3 pieces because of problems with the engine so that very little is known about the behavior and capabilities of the Black Panther.  

2. Type 10 (Japan) - $9.4 million

The Type 10 is a 4th generation main battle tank of JSDF produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. Compared with other currently-serving main battle tanks in the JGSDF, the Type 10 has been equipped with enhancements in its capability to respond to anti-tank warfare and other contingencies.It is equipped with Japan Steel Works 120 mm smoothbore cannon with automatic loader, M2HB 12.7 mm machine gun and Type 74 7.62 mm machine gun.

1. AMX-56 Leclerc (France) - $12.6 million

AMX-56 Leclerc main tank of the French army, but also army of the United Arab Emirates. Named after General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque who during World War II led an armored division for the liberation of Paris.
It is equipped with a special 120 mm cannon that enables the preparation of 22 grenades at a firing 12 rounds per minute. Just in case there are two machine guns of 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm.
Defense tank is controlled by galix system that the preparation has a number of smoke bombs, infrared flash and infantry mines. The shield is composed of titanium armor and special ERA tiles.
With only 56 tons, the Leclerc is very easy compared to other tanks on this list, but the tank that has the best power to weight ratio which allows excellent speed of 72 km / h and range of 550 km. Leclerc also uses the system to reduce exhaust gas so it is very hard to discover by thermal cameras. 


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