The world's largest tank fleets

Find out which countries have the largest tank fleets in the world, according to the latest available data from Global Firepower.

The tank has revolutionised the way wars are waged since it was introduced during the First World War, mainly used in 'on the move' combat over short distances,

Since then, despite some thinking that the tank era was at an end, they remain one of the mainstays of 21st century armies.

The world's largest tank fleets
Find out which countries have the largest tank fleets in the world, according to the latest available data from Global Firepower.
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Pakistan (3742 tanks)
The Pakistan Army is the land component of the Pakistani armed forces. It was formed after Pakistan's independence in 1947. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Iran (4017 tanks)
NEZAJA stands for the land forces of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to CSIS, in 2007, the Iranian regular army was estimated to have 357,000 personnel (167,000 conscripts and 190,000 professionals) plus about 350,000 reservists for a total of 700,000 soldiers. (Source: Wikipedia)
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India (4614 tanks)
The Indian Army is the army of India. It is the most heavily manned component of the Indian armed forces and has the main task of conducting military ground operations. According to some sources, it is the largest army in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Egypt (4664 tanks)
The Egyptian army is the largest component of the Egyptian armed forces. The modern army was established during the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha (1805-1849). As of 2020, the army has an estimated strength of 340,000 soldiers, of whom approximately 120,000-200,000 are professionals and the rest conscripts. There are a further 438,000 reservists. (Source: Wikipedia)
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China (4950 tanks)
The People's Liberation Army is the official name for the armed forces of the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party of China, comprising the Central Military Commission, the PLA Ground Forces, the PLA Navy, the Chinese Air Force, the Missile Force and the Strategic Support Force. It is the second largest military force in the world and, according to Business Insider in 2018, the second most powerful military force in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)
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United States (5500 tanks)
The United States Army constitutes the largest of the US armed forces. The original nucleus was the Continental Army, which was established on 14 June 1775, before the Declaration of Independence, to face the foreseeable war against the forces of the United Kingdom. (Source: Wikipedia)
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North Korea (6645 tanks)
The Korean People's Army represents the entire armed forces of North Korea. The supreme commander is Kim Jong-un, who chairs the National Defence Commission. The North Korean armed forces have five main branches: army, navy, air force, missile forces and special forces, plus the paramilitary organisation of the Red Guard of Workers and Peasants. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Russia (12.566 tanks)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation consist of the land, aerospace, strategic missile, airborne troops and the navy. (Source: Wikipedia)
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