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The world's ten best main battle tanks

New Delhi: Convention wars may be passe, but the reality is that regional conflicts are on the rise, and tanks and armoured vehicles do come out for war, be it the Iraq War-I and II,

PTI PTI Updated on: February 06, 2013 21:40 IST
1. Leopard 2A6 (Germany)

The Leopard 2 is the main battle tank of Germany. It entered service in 1979. 

It first saw combat in Kosovo with the German Army and has also seen action in Afghanistan with the Danish and Canadian ISAF forces.  

The Leopard 2 is one of the most expensive tanks in the world.

The Leopard 2A6 is shielded by composite armor of a new generation and features additional external modular armor.  

Since 1979, various versions of the Leopard 2 have been fielded to the German armed forces, plus those of about ten other European countries as well as those of several non-European countries.  

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