List of Important Battle Tanks of Indian Army

As per the defence ministry data, the Indian army has more than 4500 MBTs and 6800 Armoured Fighting Vehicles assisted with modern technology. Indian army has a large volume of main battle tanks with advanced technology which enclosed us in the world’s top 5 list.

No. Tank Name Year in which it is produced Crew Weight in tons No. of variants No. of units produced Manufacturer(s) Engine Spec. Operated by Max. Speed Max. Range
1. Vickers MK-VI 1936 3 5 6 1682 Vickers-Armstrong UK 1 X Meadows ESTL 6 cylinder gasoline engine with 88 HP Australia; Canada; Egypt; India; United Kingdom; New Zealand 52 201
2. M3 Stuart (Light tank) 1941 4 14 9 22744 American Car & Foundry Company, USA 1 X Continental W670-9A 7-cylinder 4-cycle radial gasoline engine developing 262HP at 2400 rpm 31 countries 58 113
3. M5 Stuart (Light tank) 1942 4 17 18 8884 Cadillac Division of General Motors / Massey Harris / American Car and Foundry – USA 2 X Cadillac V8 (16 total cylinders) gasoline delivering 296HP Brazil; Haiti; India; Israel; Pakistan; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States 58 160
4. M4 Sherman (Medium tank) 1942 5 31 98 50000 American Locomotive / Detroit Tank Arsenal / Lima Locomotive among others – USA   1 Continental R975-C1 9-cylinder gasoline fuelled engine developing 400HP at 2400 rpm 53 countries 39 193
5. Centurion A41 1945 4 62 >100 4423 Leyland Motors / Vickers / Royal Ordnance Factory – UK 1 Rolls-Royce 12-cylinder liquid cooled gasoline engine developing 650HP at 2550 rpm. Australia; Austria; Canada; Denmark; Egypt; India; Iraq; Israel; Kuwait; Lebanon; Jordan; Netherlands; New Zealand; Singapore; Somaliland; South Africa; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom   39 190
6. T-54 MBT 1949 4 40 22 50000 State Factories – USSR / Poland / Czechoslovakia / China 1 V54 12-cylinder diesel fuelled liquid cooled engine developing 520HP driving conventional track and wheel arrangement 43 countries 48 400
7. AMX-13 LT 1952 3 17 19 7700 GIAT Industries, France 1 SOFAM Model 8-cyclinder water cooled gasoline engine developing 250HP at 3200 rpm Algeria; Argentina; Austria; Belgium; Cambodia; Chile; Cyprus; Dominican Republic; Djibouti; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; France; Guatemala; India; Indonesia; Israel; Ivory Coast; Kuwait; Lebanon; Mexico; Morocco; Nepal; Netherlands; Peru; Singapore; Switzerland; Tunisia; Venezuela 60 375
8. PT-76 (ALTCV) 1952 3 16 4 12000 State Arsenals, Soviet Union 1 X V6B 6-cylinder inline water cooled diesel engine developing 240HP at 1800 rpm Benin; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Congo; China; Croatia; Cuba; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; India; Indonesia; Laos; Madagascar; Nicaragua; North Korea; Soviet Union (Russia); Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia 44 370
9. T-55 MBT 1948 4 45 20 50000 State Factories – Soviet Union / China / Czechoslovakia / Poland / Romania 1 V55 diesel fuelled engine developing 80HP driving the conventional track and wheel arrangement 61 countries 50 500
10. Vickers MBT (VIJAYANTA) 1965 4 43 8 2331 BAE Systems Land Systems – UK / Avadi Company – India 1 Detroit Diesel 12V-71T turbocharged diesel fuelled engine developing 720HP at 2500 rpm India; Kenya; Kuwait; Nigeria; Tanzania 50 490
11. BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty) LT/IFV 1966 3 14 21 26000 State Factories – Soviet Union / Czechoslovakia / India / China 1 UTD20 6-cylinder inline water cooled diesel fuelled engine developing 300HP at 2000 rpm 53 countries 65 500
12. BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta) AALT/IFV 1969 6 8 9 2000 Volgograd Tractor Plant – Soviet Union 15D-20 6-cylinder liquid cooled  diesel engine developing 241HP at 2600 rpm Angola; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Cuba; India; Iraq; Iran; Moldova; Russia; Soviet Union; Ukraine; Uzbekistan 80 600
13. T-72 (Ural) MBT (AJEYA) 1972 3 51 25 25000 Various – Soviet Union/Russia / Poland / Czechoslovakia / India / Iran 1 air-cooled multi-fuelled diesel engine at 840HP at 2000 rpm 32 countries 67 483
14. BMP-2 IFV 1982 3 16 15 35000 Kurganmashzavod – Soviet Union 1 UDT 6-cylinder supercharged diesel fuel developing 400HP at 2600 rpm 38 countries 65 600
15. BMD-2 AALV/IFV 1985 8 13 4 2150 Volgograd Tractor Plant – Soviet Union 1 5D-20 liquid cooled 6-cylinder diesel engine developing 241HP at 2600 rpm India; Russia; Soviet Union; Ukraine; Uzbekistan 80 450
16. T-90 MBT 1995 3 51 14 2055 Uralvagonzavod – Russia 1 V84, V92 or V96 12-cylinder diesel fuelled engine can develop 840HP, 950HP and 1250HP respectively Algeria; Armenia; Azerbaijan; India; Pakistan (possible); Russia; Syria; Turkmenistan; Uganda 65 650
17. DRDO Tank EX Karna MBT 2002 4 51 2 DRDO Cancelled Tank India (cancelled)   60 480
18. DRDO Arjun MBT 2004 4 65 6 124 DRDO / CVRDE / Heavy Vehicles Factory – India 1 MTU 838 Ka 501 12-cylinder liquid cooled turbocharged diesel engine developing 1400HP at 2500 rpm India 68 483
19. T-90M Bhishma MBT 2009 3 61 1 354 Heavy Vehicles Factory – India 1 V-model 12-cylinder diesel engine developing 1130HP India 60 550

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  1. Vinay

    This are belongs to Indian army

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