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)

M1A2 SEP (USA)

M1A2 SEP (USA)
M1A2 SEP (USA)

The M1A2 SEP is a successor to the M1A2 Abrams. This tank has incredible technology and armor. Also, it has seen combat. It is one of the most feared MBTs. The M1A2 SEP offers significant protection against all well-known anti-tank weapons. This main battle tank uses advanced armor, reinforced with depleted uranium layers.

Its gun and accuracy are slightly inferior to that of the Leopard 2A7. Yet it still packs a formidable punch. It’s complex gas turbine engine offers good performance, but requires a tremendous amount of maintenance, logistical support and is thirsty on fuel.

A number of older M1, M1A1, and M1A2 tanks were upgraded to this standard. The tank can be also fitted with a Tank Urban Survival Kit (TUSK), that improves survivability in an urban environment. To date, very few Abrams tanks have been destroyed in combat and almost not even one operated by US Military crew.

The M1A2 SEP is in service with United States Army (at least 900). It is planned that this tank will remain in service beyond 2050. The M1A2 SEP has not been exported yet. However, the previous M1A2 has been supplied to Kuwait (218 tanks) and Saudi Arabia (373 tanks).

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