The best main battle tanks of the world in 2012 (19 photos)

In the advanced countries of the West has published numerous amount of research that seeks to determine the ranking of the best main battle tanks of the world today. Analyzed in great detail previously created the most famous western tank ratings were able to identify that they all share a common characteristic error, which makes their results are not legitimate - they are made by the subjective evaluation without reference to the calculation modeling tank battles that is used is based on close using the calculations of real tactical and technical and combat capabilities of the particular sample under consideration tank compared against other samples tanks. Well acquainted of the key mistakes of Western experts in the preparation tank rankings, ranking the first domestic tank built on the key parameters of any weapons - combat effectiveness, ie performance.

The basis of the combat effectiveness was originally invested two main key parameter of the tank. The first parameter and a second security firepower. For modeling were taken the most advanced to date, main battle tanks tankostroitelnyh all major world powers: Pakistan Al-Khalid Mk.1, Indian Arjun Mk.1, Ukrainian T-84 MBT BM, British Challenger-2, South Korean K2 Black Panther, French AMX-56 Leclerk, German Leopard-2A7, an American Abrams M1A2 SEP version 2, an Israeli Merkava Mk.4, Polish PT-91M Twardy, Japanese Type-10, Chinese ZTZ-99A2, the Russian T-90MS Tagil. Tank as a combat unit in itself is not very effective on the battlefield. Simulation is carried out taking into account that each main battle tank was considered in the application at the level of a tank battalion. The basis for a tank battalion was taken battalion staff of 41 tank. When modeling complex settlement as a basis for the fight taken counter tank battle. Maximum initial distance fighting between the tank battalions was set at 2 kilometers. During the simulation, the firepower was calculated taking into account the individual advancement of the JMA and the use of ammunition specific to each type of main battle tanks. The level of training of the crew all the same test tanks were set at 0, 75. The calculations individually consider the real level of protection and reservation characteristic for each analyte tank. Firepower Pakistani Al-khalid Mk.1 asked feathered armor-piercing discarding sabot projectile MBA-44U "Mango" and MBA-48 "Lead" with the equivalent of 650 mm armor piercing steel homogeneous armor; Indian Arjun Mk.1 condition for simulation was equipped with an equivalent BOPS Israeli armor penetration of 800 mm; Ukrainian T-84 MBT was equipped with the new BM Ukrainian BOPS MBA-48 "Potter" with armor penetration of 800 mm; American Abrams M1A2 SEP Version 2; British Challenger-2; South Korean K2 Black Panther; Japanese Type-10 equipped with American BOPS M829A3 800mm armor penetration; French AMX-56 Leclerk French armor-piercing projectile with an equivalent of 800 mm armor penetration, German Leopard-2A7 was equipped with a German shell DM-43 with armor penetration of 800mm, Polish PT-91M Twardy projectile MBA-44 "Mango" with armor penetration of 650 mm; Chinese ZTZ-99A2 Chinese analogue of the Russian missile MBA-48 "Lead" with a penetration of 650 mm and the Russian T-90MS Tagil under the terms of the simulation was equipped with the most modern Russian projectile MBA-60 "Lead-2" with the equivalent armor penetration 720 mm steel homogeneous armor . In terms of modeling the oncoming tank battle battalion against battalion, the winner was determined by the rating of the tank complete destruction of the enemy tank battalion. Higher in the ranking of the tank between the tanks dobyvshimi same number of wins is determined by - comparing the number of surviving (keeping the combat capability) in the battle tanks in victory battalions, thus higher estimated level of combat effectiveness of a particular sample of main battle tank on the battlefield over their competitors rated . The first place ranking - main battle tank T-84 MBT BM (Ukraine) The simulation oncoming battle tank battalion to battalion managed to obtained results reveal that the first place ranking is only one tank - Ukrainian T-84 MBT BM, who managed to win all 12 victories in all twelve simulated battles conducted with all subjects tanks. Modeling confirmed that the Ukrainian main battle tank BM Hold on firepower and protection, for the time being has no peers analogs among modern and advanced tanks in the world. Survival Ukrainian tank BM Hold after each of the battle was not less than one battle-worthy company, which was also the highest rate of survival among other samples main battle tanks tankostroitelnyh other world powers. Numerical modeling conducted almost showed that BM Tank Hold at a given time among all members of a tank of the world has the most advanced armor protection, which, in combination with built-in dynamic protection of new generation "Doublet" gives the tank incredible by today's standards security.

Ukrainian main battle tank T-84 MBT BM developed in Kharkiv Machine Building Design Bureau named after Morozov. The best main battle tank of the world in 2012 Ukrainian T-84 MBT BM produced on state enterprise "Malyshev Plant" in Kharkov. KMDB in a complex of Malyshev Plant since the days of the Soviet Union is a leading forge world of tank. From assembly plants Tank Malyshev Plant were such legendary masterpieces of tank development as tanks: BT-5 / BT-7, T-34, T-44, T-54, T-64, T-80UD Birch.

The second place ranking - Leopard 2A7 (Germany) and M1A2 SEP Version 2 Abrams (USA) Second place world ranking tank modern main battle tanks divided German tank Leopard 2A7 and American M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams. Leopard 2A7 tanks and M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams won in 12 simulated counter-tank fights 10 wins, one draw (among themselves) and allowed only one defeat, losing only one tank to take first place - Ukrainian T-84 BM a stronghold.

Between a counter tank battle tanks Leopard 2A7 and M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams brought in a draw, knocking battalions one second to one survivor of fighting tank. Thus showing that the Leopard 2A7 tanks and M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams tanks are having the same level are comparable firepower and protection of a small margin in the direction of the German Leopard 2A7. Occupied the second place the American M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams and the German Leopard 2A7 indicates that the US and German tank developed in step with the times and takes a leading position among other leading Western powers tankostroitelnyh.

The third place ranking - Type-10 (Japan) and Merkava Mk.4 (Israel) Third place is shared between the newly Japanese Type-10 tank, put into service of the Japanese armed forces in January 2012 and the most advanced Israeli tank Merkava Mk.4.

In the opposite tank battle these two types of tanks in 12 battles won 8 wins, one fight brought together in a draw and lost three fights, the first three tanks rating - Ukrainian T-84 BM stronghold German Leopard 2A7 and the American M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams. < br />

Fourth place ranking - T-90MS Tagil (Russia) (For me, the lay reader - absolutely incorrect) fourth place ranking is experienced Russian T-90MS Tagil show the general public in the autumn of 2011 at the International Exhibition of Arms REA-2011 held in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. Tank-demonstrator (concept tank) T-90MS Tagil is the next upgrade improved the most modern obsolete serial Russian main battle tank T-90A sample of 2006 ... After the Russian Ministry of Defence refused to buy for the needs of the Russian army is very expensive tank T -90A is not responsible for the key parameter "price-quality" Research and Production Association "Uralvagonzavod" not to lose the state defense order for tanks urgently on its own initiative has developed an improved version of the modernization of the T-90A under a new name T-90MS Tagil. The new version of the modernization of the T-90A version of the T-90MS Tagil, has not given the phenomenal tank fire and sea capabilities, but again even more inflated prices for new tanks, thus making a new tank even less attractive to domestic and foreign arms market.

Russian tank Presenter T-90MS Tagil during the simulation of the 12 fights won 7 oncoming tank battles in these tanks: Pakistan Al-Khalid Mk.1, Indian Arjun Mk.1, the British Challenger-2, the French AMX-56 Leclerk, Polish PT -91M Twardy and Chinese ZTZ-99A2 (Type-99A2). In this case, an experienced Russian tank Presenter T-90MS Tagil inferior to such modern main battle tank of the world: Ukrainian T-84 BM stronghold German Leopard 2A7, American M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams, Israeli Merkava Mk.4 and Japanese Type-10. As well as the Russian T-90MS Tagil slightly exceeds the new South Korean K-2 tank Black Panther. The simulation oncoming tank battle tank battalions between Russian and South Korean tanks turned out that T-90MS Tagil defeated the South Korean K-2 tanks. South Korean K2 tanks were knocked out completely, and of the entire Russian tank battalion (41 tanks) was only one combat-ready tank T-90MS Tagil, that's got such a Pyrrhic victory.

Fifth place ranking - main battle tank K-2 Black Panther (Republic of Korea) The fifth place ranking tank divides new South Korean tank third generation K-2 Black Panther. South Korean tank scored 6 wins and 6 fights lost the first four tank rating.

Sixth place in the ranking - Arjun Mk.1 (India) and Challenger-2 (UK) simulations have shown that these two types of tanks have equal combat capability. As a result of modeling the British and Indian tanks equally won 4 armored combat, 7 and lost one ended close to each other.

Draw between these tanks indicates that India in 2012 in the development of its tank production reached a technological level of the British tank development. Indian Tank Arjun Mk.1 designed based on outdated at the moment German tank Leopard 2A4, in fact, being its improved copy.

Seventh place ranking - AMX-56 Leclerk (France) seventh place ranking is a French tank AMX-56 tank Leclerk, who won only three of the twelve tank battle in Polish PT-91M Twardy, Chinese ZTZ-99A2 and Pakistani Al-Khalid Mk.1 . French tank Leclerk at the time of its introduction in 1994, is the most advanced, high-tech and expensive war machine in the world. But to this day the French AMX-56 tank Leclerk significantly lost its initial good potential, as the French, first completely shut down the assembly line, and secondly, they all this time not spent any major upgrade to enhance the security of the previously made tanks.

Protection of the French AMX-56 tanks Leclerk remained the same, equal to only 650-700 mm equivalent steel homogeneous armor. At a time when other Western tank builders timely improved fire characteristics and armored tanks M1 Abrams, Leopard 2 and Challenger-2 making a significant leap forward.

Eighth place ranking - ZTZ-99A2 (Type-99A2) (China) I'm shocked - they build TANKS !!! Eighth place in the world ranking is a tank most advanced representative of the Chinese tank industry, tank ZTZ-99A2. Numerical modeling has shown that the Chinese representative, tank ZTZ-99A2 was able to win only two victories over Pakistan Al-Khalid Mk.1 and Polish PT-91M Twardy. In this case, lost 10 of the twelve bouts held above the tanks standing in the rankings.


Occupied the eighth position ZTZ-99A2 tank only once again confirmed the well-known fact that the Chinese armor is exceptionally poor reliability, poor build quality and poor performance characteristics.

Ninth place ranking - PT-91M Twardy (Poland) took ninth place ranking Polish tank PT-91M Twardy, who was in the early '90s is based on outdated export Soviet tank T-72M1, delivers the Soviet Union in Poland in the 80s the twentieth century.

The modeling oncoming tank battle tank Polish PT-91M managed to win only one victory over Pakistan Al-Khalid Mk.1. In this case, after the conducted battle of Pakistani tanks remained in the ranks, less than one company able-bodied Polish tanks, only 7 units. Clearly indicating that unconvincing victory Polish tanks. The remaining 11 Polish tank battles lost outright.

Tenth place ranking - Al-Khalid Mk.1 (Pakistan) Last tenth place in the ranking Pakistani tank Al-Khalid Mk.1, who established the absolute anti, losing all 12 of the 12 simulated counter-tank battles all located above the tank representatives rankings. < br />

Conclusions. I have everything in the preparation of a tank rated best main battle tanks in 2012 analyzed 13 main battle tanks tankostroitelnyh leading powers of the world to the first half of 2012. The basis for the fight was taken oncoming tank battle tank battalion against a tank battalion at a distance of not less than 2 kilometers. The basis of the simulation was based on the real, two of the key characteristics of any tank - firepower and protection. Simulation of an oncoming tank battle at a distance 2 kilometers showed that by far the most powerful tank in the modern world is the Ukrainian armored main battle tank T-84 MBT BM that all indicators superior to all current and future tanks in the world. The second place ranking divided tank German tank Leopard 2A7 Abrams M1A2 and the American SEP Version 2. Comprehensive design modeling revealed that the first three tanks rankings have enormous potential to combat inaccessible today for the rest of dozens of modern main battle tanks in the world. Are separated by a third, the top five rankings tank close the Japanese Type-10 and the Israeli Merkava Mk.4. These tanks are in the top five of the most advanced, powerful, and highly protected world of tanks 2012. Middling in the tank world are Russian tank Presenter (concept tank) T-90MS Tagil, promising an experienced South Korean K-2 Black Panther, indiyskiyArjun Mk. 1 and the British Challenger-2, which have relatively high combat capabilities. Tanks below the average level revealed - French AMX-56 Leclerk, Chinese ZTZ-99A2 (Type-99A2) and the Polish PT-91M Twardy. The simulation revealed that the Pakistani tank Al-Khalid Mk.1 for mid-2012 is the weakest tank in modern armored world.



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