NATO Countries with the Most Battle Tanks
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  Overview

NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance of 30 nations formed to provide collective protection for the territories of member states in Europe and North America, and islands in the North Atlantic north of the Tropic of Cancer, plus French Algeria.

Which NATO country has the most battle tanks?
The NATO country with the most battle tanks is United States with a total of 8,850 tanks. At second and third, are Turkey with 2,504 tanks and Greece with 1,354 tanks.
The average size of the battle tank forces of NATO countries is around 535.9 tanks.

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These are the NATO countries with the most battle tanks:

United States.

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United States's defence budget is the highest in the world. United States's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$731,751M (3.40% of its GDP). Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the highest in North America.

With a 2,233,050-strong military, United States has a per-capita ratio of 6.8 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 1,388,100 active personnel (third-largest in the world) and 844,950 reserve personnel.

United States's battle tank force is the largest in North America. On land, United States has a mobile force of 8,850 tanks. For aerial defence, United States has an air force of 14,061 military aircrafts and 3,720 attack helicopters.

United States's naval fleet is the second-largest in the world. United States has a naval fleet of 254 vessels, including 11 aircraft carriers and 70 nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 21 frigates, 69 destroyers and 27 corvettes.

 

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Turkey.

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Turkey allocates about 2.70% of its GDP (estimated at US$20,448M) for its defence budget.

Turkey's military force is the third-largest in Europe. Turkey has a military that is composed of 355,200 active personnel (second-largest in Europe), 378,700 in reserve and 156,800 from paramilitary forces, totalling 890,700 or 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. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal 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. The naval fleet also possesses numerous warships, including 2 frigates and 1 corvettes.

 

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Romania.

Romanian Armed Forces 2019 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

Romania allocates about 2% of its GDP (estimated at US$4,945M) for its defence budget.

With a 176,300-strong military, Romania has a per-capita ratio of 8.2 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 69,300 active personnel, 50,000 reserve personnel and 57,000 from paramilitary forces.

On land, Romania has a mobile force of 437 tanks. For aerial defence, Romania has an air force of 94 military aircrafts and 22 attack helicopters.

 

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Germany.

German Armed Forces 2020 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

Germany has the third-highest defence budget in Europe. Germany's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$49,277M (1.30% of its GDP).

Germany has a military of 213,550 personnel, with 183,500 active and 30,050 in reserve, making up 2.7 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Germany has a mobile force of 410 tanks. For aerial defence, Germany has an air force of 245 military aircrafts and 43 attack helicopters.

Germany has a naval fleet of 21 vessels, including 5 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet also possesses numerous warships, including 11 frigates and 5 corvettes.

 

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