This map layer shows the number of battle tanks per country, classed into five categories, for the year 2017.

Example of how to read the map:

In 2017, Brazil was in possession of 393 battle tanks.


  • IISS - International Institute for Strategic Studies

    The IISS publishes figures on military capacities available worldwide on an annual basis. With research being central to IISS activities, its experts deliver impartial policy advice on military and strategic issues. In its annual publication The Military Balance, it provides information on the number of service personnel, weapons, population and GDP for 171 countries. It mainly provides detailed and differentiated lists of weapons and soldiers (including recruits and paramilitaries) per country. The Institute also evaluates military capacities and arms economies.


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