Tank is fighting vehicles which is used for the front line of battle, with massive firepower, great or strong armour also for the purpose of good battle field in old history that was used for the overcome the deadlock of warfare but in this modern period of time tanks are used for the mainstay of modern ground army forces and combine the arms battle.
Tanks are play vital role for the protection of any nation or state border securities and almost every nation spend lot of many for the manufacturing of military tanks which country have more military tanks they are more strong in the field of battle and tanks are presenting at the first to show the power of that country who presenting tanks and in this way they spread fear against opponent. Some of military tanks are more expensive than other.
SO here is the list of top 10 most expensive military tanks in the world 2017.
10. ZTZ-99, China (Net Value $ 2.6 million)
This Chinese’s tank ZTZ 99 entered in services 2001 for People’s Liberation Army Ground Force its Chinese third generation main battle tank which was developed and design by Norinco start development in 1989 with the capacity of three members and weight is about 54 to 58 tones. Almost 200 such type of tank were ready for battle in only one year of 2008the rate of shoots is near to 8 rounds per minute for this most expensive tank which price is about 2.6 million US dollar. It manufacture with the laser that protect and worn the members for any projectile.
9. T-90 AM, Russia (Net Value $ 4.25 million)
Third-generation Russian battle tank T-90 entered in 1993 and T-90 AM in 2004 and now declared as most expensive military tank in the world with the net value of $ 4.25 million. It has capacity of 3 members for the protection of members it has smoke discharge, heavy armour, warning laser and other. It was manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia and designed by the Kartsev-Venediktov in order to singularly replace T64, T72 ansT80. In 2011, the Russian armed forces have stopped any foster orders for the T-90, and are alternatively increasing their numbers of the T-14 Armata that began production in 2016.
8. Merkava IV, Israel (Net Value $ 6.0 million)
This most expensive military tank in the world and battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces its manufacturing start by MANTAK/IDF Ordnance Corps (assembly) in 1973 take six years for the completion and entered in services in 1978 this most expensive tank was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. This tank was derived from the IDF’s initial development program name, the engine of this tank at front for the protection of any passengers in order to defend frontal attacks also off road sustainable military tank the price of this tank is about $ 6.0 million.
7. Arjun MK II, India (Net Value $ 6.0 million)
This Indian tank was designed by CVRDE, DRDO Defense Research and Development Organization in the year march 1974 this tank combines he both Soviet and new Russian and Western design but it entered in Indian army in 2004. It has features like laser tank design, smoke grenades, infrared Jammers, explosive reactive armour also has new navigational instruments. It is also one of the most expensive military tanks in the world with the net worth of $6 million it adjust the four members such as commander, gunner, loader and driver and currently hold 366 such type of tanks in its services.
6. Leopard 2, Germany (Net Value $ 6.79 million)
Leopard 2 is oldest military tank in the world also most expensive tank all over the world with the net worth of $6.79 million it was manufactured by Krauss-Maffei in the 1970s for the West German Army first time it start for the service in the year of 1979 also win the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the German Army. It provide the services in the armed forces of Germany and 12 other European countries also provide services in non European countries like Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Singapore and Turkey. It makes with higher level of protection for that purpose made of multi layerd body throughout.
5. M1A2 Abrams, United State (Net Value $8.5 million)
M1A2 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank and most durable tank in the world it help the country to received the fame or name by serving the army against the opposing states and countries and used in various wars like Ira war, Afghanistan war, ISIS war and others. During 1968 to 1972 it is nominate after General Creighton Abrams, former Army chief of staff and commander of United States military forces in the Vietnam War. This expensive military tank is designed by Chrysler Defense now General Dynamics Land Systems in 1972 to 1979.
4. Challenger 2, Great Britain (Net Value $ 8.6 million)
Its main Great Britain military tank with the both armies of United Kingdom and Oman this tank have seen in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq war and emerged victories and gained lot of fame. This tank is declared as one of the most expensive tank in the world with the net value of 8.6 million US dollar also most reliable main battle tank globally. It has the capacity of four members and may achieve a top speed of 59 kilometers per hour. This most famous tank was designed by Vickers Defense System which is actually British company in the year 1986.
3. K2 Black Panther, South Korea (Net Value $ 8.8 million)
South Korean main battle tank K2 Black Panther is designed by Agency for Defense Development and manufactured by Hyundai Rotem in 2013 with the cost of $ 8.8 million. This tank is also declared as most expensive Military tank in the world it combined all the new amenities of the western and Soviet tanks and very new in the list of most expensive military tanks with the features of active jam control, smoke screen, 1500hp diesel engine, explosive reactive armour 120mm 55 caliber smoothbore gun capable of 40 rounds, Its operational range is 450 kilometers.
2. Type 10 Tank (Net Value $ 9.4 million)
This world most expensive tank was produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and start in 2012 with the capacity of three people (commander, gunner and driver). Weight of this tank 45 tons and replaced with type 74 and 90 tanks the commander view is extensive as compare to other tanks. It allow the smooth ride in case of cross country travel making firing while on the move much more accurate its overall design is excellent but much of its initial development period took place before the use of makeshift volatile devices especially those using shaped charges became commonplace.
1. AMX-56 Leclerc, France (Net Value $ 12.6 million)
This is top most expensive military tank in the world which was designed in 1983–1989 present in service in 1993 but its production line was closed in 2007 with the huge amount of $ 12.6 million it’s a really huge amount and make this tank expensive in the history of world military tank it was originally designed by GIAT Industries and currently by the Nexter. It was named in respect of General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque who guide the French factors of the drive in the direction of Paris while in command of the Free French 2nd Armoured Division in World War II.