Top 5 deadliest Main Battle Tanks currently in service

Challenger 2 (United Kingdom) as one of the best tanks in the world
Challenger 2 is a very capable tank. The tank has the latest Chobham armor and is one of the most protected MBTs in the world today. (Photo: Wiki)

South Korean K2 Black Panther

K2 Black Panther (South Korea)
K2 Black Panther (South Korea)

Currently the Black Panther is one of the most advanced main battle tanks in the world, outclassing anything North Korea or China have. Furthermore, it is the most expensive main battle tank to date. This tank uses composite armor of undisclosed type and explosive reactive armor modules. The K2 is also completed with active protection and countermeasures systems. Its protection is broadly similar to the M1A2 Abrams, considering that the K2 is much lighter.

This new South Korean tank is armed with the latest German 120-mm gun, similar to that used on the Leopard 2A6 and 2A7. This tank has a very advanced fire control system with can spot, track and fire automatically at visible vehicle-size targets, even low-flying helicopters, without needing any input from a human operator. The K2 also uses advanced munitions.

The Black Panther is fitted with a powerful diesel engine. It is fast and has a state-of-the-art hydropneumatic suspension. Currently, it is not yet in series production. It might enter service with the South Korean Army soon.

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