Europe - Countries with the Most Battle Tanks

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Dataset contains 44 data items (see table below).

Overview

Which country has the most battle tanks in Europe?
The country with the most battle tanks in Europe is Russia with a total of 22,710 tanks. At second and third, are Turkey with 2,504 tanks and Greece with 1,354 tanks.
In Europe, the average size of the battle tank forces of countries is around 754.1 tanks.

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

Russia.

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Russia's defence budget is the highest in Europe. Russia's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$65,103M (3.90% of its GDP). Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the second-highest in Europe.

Russia has the largest military force in Europe. Russia has a military of 3,568,000 personnel, with 1,014,000 active (largest in Europe), 2,000,000 in reserve and 554,000 from paramilitary forces, making up 25.1 military personnel per 1000 in population.

Russia's battle tank force is the largest in the world. On land, Russia has a mobile force of 22,710 tanks. For aerial defence, Russia has an air force of 3,212 military aircrafts and 1,438 attack helicopters.

Russia's naval fleet is the third-largest in the world. Russia has a naval fleet of 220 vessels, including 1 aircraft carriers and 59 nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 6 frigates, 18 destroyers and 78 corvettes.

 

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Turkey.

How Strong Is Turkey's Military? (Credit: Youtube/Newsweek)

Turkey's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$20,448M (2.70% of its GDP).

Turkey's military force is the third-largest in Europe. Turkey has a military of 890,700 personnel, with 355,200 active (second-largest in Europe), 378,700 in reserve and 156,800 from paramilitary forces, making up 11 military personnel per 1000 in population.

Turkey's battle tank force is the second-largest in Europe. On land, Turkey has a mobile force of 2,504 tanks. For aerial defence, Turkey has an air force of 335 military aircrafts and 339 attack helicopters.

Turkey's naval fleet is the second-largest in Europe. Turkey has a naval fleet of 38 vessels, including 14 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 18 frigates and 6 corvettes.

 

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Greece.

Hellenic/Greece Armed Forces 2017 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

Greece allocates about 2.60% of its GDP (estimated at US$5,472M) for its defence budget.

With a 368,050-strong military, Greece has a per-capita ratio of 34.2 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 142,700 active personnel, 221,350 reserve personnel and 4,000 from paramilitary forces.

Greece has the third-largest battle tank force in Europe. On land, Greece has a mobile force of 1,354 tanks. For aerial defence, Greece has an air force of 244 military aircrafts and 48 attack helicopters.

Greece has a naval fleet of 25 vessels, including 8 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 13 frigates and 4 corvettes.

 

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Poland.

Polish Armed Forces 2017 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

Poland allocates about 2% of its GDP (estimated at US$11,903M) for its defence budget.

Poland has a military of 189,450 personnel, with 114,050 active and 75,400 from paramilitary forces, making up 4.9 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Poland has a mobile force of 926 tanks. For aerial defence, Poland has an air force of 113 military aircrafts and 106 attack helicopters.

Poland has a naval fleet of 8 vessels, including 5 non-nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 2 frigates and 1 corvettes.

 

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Ukraine.

Ukrainian Weapons and Military Equipment Evolution (Credit: Youtube/UATV English)

Ukraine's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$5,229M (3.40% of its GDP). Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the third-highest in Europe.

Ukraine has the second-largest military force in Europe. Ukraine has a military of 1,211,000 personnel, with 209,000 active (third-largest in Europe), 900,000 in reserve and 102,000 from paramilitary forces, making up 27.6 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Ukraine has a mobile force of 700 tanks. For aerial defence, Ukraine has an air force of 203 military aircrafts and 137 attack helicopters.

Rounding up the fleet of warships are 1 frigates and 1 corvettes.

 

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Belarus.

SPETSNAZ BELARUS (Credit: Youtube/Military Forces XXI Century)

Belarus's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$780M (1.20% of its GDP).

Belarus has a military of 444,850 personnel, with 45,350 active, 289,500 in reserve and 110,000 from paramilitary forces, making up 46.7 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its per-capita military is the third-highest in Europe.

On land, Belarus has a mobile force of 515 tanks. For aerial defence, Belarus has an air force of 72 military aircrafts and 49 attack helicopters.

 

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