Africa - Countries with the Most Battle Tanks
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Which country has the most battle tanks in Africa?
The country with the most battle tanks in Africa is Egypt with a total of 4,295 tanks. At second and third, are Algeria with 1,195 tanks and Sudan with 465 tanks.
In Africa, the average size of the battle tank forces of countries is around 166.5 tanks.

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These are the countries with the most battle tanks in Africa:

Egypt.

Egyptian Military Power 2020 (Credit: Youtube/Northrop Devonte)

The country with the second-highest defence budget in Africa is Egypt. The defence budget of Egypt is estimated at US$3,744M at around 1.20% of its GDP.

Egypt has the largest military force in Africa. Egypt has a military that is composed of 438,500 active personnel (largest in Africa), 479,000 in reserve and 397,000 from paramilitary forces, totalling 1,314,500 or 13.2 military personnel per 1000 in population.

Egypt's battle tank force is the largest in Africa. On land, Egypt has a mobile force of 4,295 tanks. For aerial defence, Egypt has an air force of 569 military aircrafts and 132 attack helicopters.

Egypt has the largest naval fleet in Africa. Egypt has a naval fleet of 22 vessels, including 8 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 7 frigates and 7 corvettes.

 

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Algeria.

Algerian army, 116th operational maneuver regiment (Special Forces 2020)

Algeria's defence budget is the highest in Africa. Algeria's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$10,304M (6% of its GDP). Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the third-highest worldwide.

Algeria has the second-largest military force in Africa. Algeria has a military of 467,200 personnel, with 130,000 active, 150,000 in reserve and 187,200 from paramilitary forces, making up 11.2 military personnel per 1000 in population.

Algeria's battle tank force is the second-largest in Africa. On land, Algeria has a mobile force of 1,195 tanks. For aerial defence, Algeria has an air force of 120 military aircrafts and 77 attack helicopters.

Algeria's naval fleet is the second-largest in Africa. Algeria has a naval fleet of 18 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet also possesses numerous warships, including 5 frigates and 6 corvettes.

 

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Sudan.

Sudanese Special Operations Forces (Credit: Youtube/Power of African military)

Sudan's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$722M (1.60% of its GDP).

Sudan has a military that is composed of 104,300 active personnel and 105,000 from paramilitary forces, totalling 209,300 or 4.9 military personnel per 1000 in population.

Sudan has the third-largest battle tank force in Africa. On land, Sudan has a mobile force of 465 tanks. For aerial defence, Sudan has an air force of 63 military aircrafts and 45 attack helicopters.

 

 Compare Sudan with Algeria

 Compare Sudan with Uganda


Morocco.

Royal Moroccan Navy | 2015 (Credit: Youtube/Moroccan Military Power)

Morocco has the third-highest defence budget in Africa. Morocco allocates about 3.10% of its GDP (estimated at US$3,721M) for its defence budget. Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the third-highest in Africa.

Morocco's military force is the third-largest in Africa. Morocco has a military of 395,800 personnel, with 195,800 active (third-largest in Africa), 150,000 in reserve and 50,000 from paramilitary forces, making up 11.5 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Morocco has a mobile force of 434 tanks. For aerial defence, Morocco has an air force of 92 military aircrafts and 33 attack helicopters.

The naval fleet of warships also include 5 frigates, 1 destroyers and 1 corvettes.

 

 Compare Morocco with Central African Republic

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Uganda.

Uganda People's Defence Force 2018 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

The defence budget of Uganda is estimated at US$646M at around 2.10% of its GDP.

With a 56,400-strong military, Uganda has a per-capita ratio of 1.4 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 45,000 active personnel, 10,000 reserve personnel and 1,400 from paramilitary forces.

On land, Uganda has a mobile force of 239 tanks. For aerial defence, Uganda has an air force of 16 military aircrafts and 6 attack helicopters.

 

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South Africa.

How powerful is the South African military? (Credit: Youtube/African Defence Review)

South Africa allocates about 1% of its GDP (estimated at US$3,465M) for its defence budget.

South Africa has a military that is composed of 65,350 active personnel and 15,050 in reserve, totalling 80,400 or 1.5 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, South Africa has a mobile force of 34 tanks. For aerial defence, South Africa has an air force of 105 military aircrafts and 15 attack helicopters.

South Africa has a naval fleet of 7 vessels, including 3 non-nuclear submarines.

 

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