What is the purpose of the global tank belt?

What is the purpose of the global tank belt?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Enriching the various industrial-military complexes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >on weapons forum
      >bitches about weapons being made

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Greeks/Turks
    >Korea
    >Pakis/Indos
    >Algeria/Morocco
    mutual Arms race
    >The Levant and Egypt
    mutual arms race?
    >China
    Regional "superpower", aspirations of rivaling US
    >USA
    Global Superpower, legacy stockpile from Cold War
    >Taiwan
    >Vietnam
    legacy fleets as insurance against China?
    >Iran
    >Cuba
    legacy fleets as Insurance against USA?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >legacy stockpile
      If you mean "tanks that have been updated every eight years and is THE newest fleet on the planet" then yes

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well the US, China and India are large populous nations so it makes sense they would have a big military and therefor many tanks.
    Europe as a whole have plenty of tanks but they are split between a bunch of small nations so the map isn't lighting up.
    The Muslim countries are always trying or threatening to kill each so they of course want lots of tanks.
    South America and Africa are mix of peaceful and / or poor so if they don't have to buy a lot of tanks they won't and if they do they can't afford em... Toyota is of course there to pick up the slack.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Europe as a whole have plenty of tanks but they are split between a bunch of small nations so the map isn't lighting up.
      Not for much longer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i kneel

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Smart enough to afford/maintain large numbers of tanks
    >dumb enough to need/want large numbers of tanks
    It's the global midwit belt

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Every country ia fully north of the equator
    >North Korea is on the list
    Nothing equatorial about it bro

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every country other than the US on that image Tanks are old pieces of scrap they keep in non ideal conditions and would most likely not be fit for combat.
    MAYBE with the exception of China, but I'm guessing that's just Russian shit in a body kit from what I read here.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Greece
      >Turkey
      >South Korea
      >Taiwan

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All of those countries have significant chunks of their "tank force" made up of obsolete tanks or ones in poor condition
        the US is a huge outlier even in NATO countries for keeping all of its stuff wrapped up in a desert boneyard and not rusting away

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tanks are better in the desert than in the forest
    Damn, didnt expect Greece to have so many

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you seen what they have? Its all scrap apart from the 2a4 and 2a6.
      520 Leo 1
      382 M48
      100 M60
      You can guarantee 80% of that shit is fucked.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        people still use M48s?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          unfortunately yes, Taiwan and Turkey

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Where there are M60s, there are M48s. US sold their surplus M48A5 by a shitload to numerous countries.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They have about 350 Leopard II's making up their modern tank corps but since they are in a bit of a cold war with Turkey they haven't retired their old tanks. So they have about 1,000 Leopard 1's, M48(105mm)'s and M60's. Turkey is in a similar position, a few hundred Leopard II's and a bunch of old shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most of turkeys M60's have been modernised both locally (the TM variant) and internationally (Sabra Mk III).

        Greece also has 100 active M60A3 TTS's but the bulk of their tank force is the Leopard 1A4/5 which is a lot older than the M60TM's or Sabra Mk III's.

        But none of this fucking matters as evident by the ru-ua war

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know if it is true but I read that greece is upgrading their 2a6, 2a4 to 2a7+ and their 1a5, while scraping their m48 and m60 tanks. I really wanna see what kind of upgades the 1a5s will get. I really hope to see some sort of upgraded version of the 1a6.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >North and South
    Little conflict
    >Equatorial regions
    Lots of conflict but no money for tanks
    >Regions close to equator
    Lots of conflict and just enough money for lots of military stuff

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's basically just countries with territorial disputes
    and the US

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why the hell does Cuba have so many tanks? Who the fuck are they going to invade? They realize they're an island, right?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Who the fuck are they going to invade?
      Pic related

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thats funny

        you actually think a third world shithole like Cuba could invade America ? go fuck yourself you retard

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I thought he said be invaded

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          a reverse bay of pigs in Miami would be fun to watch tho
          At least before it becomes horrifying as the floridians go feral

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >floridians go feral
            not enough popcorn in my house to watch that show

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There mostly T-55s and T-62s

      Cuba is run by the mentally disabled , it would only really take one group of American Paratroopers and they'd be fucked beyond any realistic ability to defend themselves.

      What was it ? Saddam had the third or fourth largest military in the world , how did that go again in Kuwait ??

      Decades of sanctions along with mostly just shit T-62 Tanks it wouldn't take much to kill every single communist on the island...

      and no , they would not be able to properly conceive Micktard or Sandmoron style insurgency when literally everyone despises the government and lives in fear of the regime..
      I've spoken with Iraqi ffs many fear and hate the new regime along with Saddam gtfo with that shit

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    israel has ~1300 if you count old upgraded merkava 3s, probably sub 400 if you only count 4Ms

    didnt russians lose way over that?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      russias confirmed (by oryx anyway) to have lost a bit over 1k, ukraine says over 2k, id guess in reality its probably 1500-1600 ish

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i'd wager most of their tank losses are from corruption. for every tank blown up in ukraine there's atleast 3 that were reported as working by some officer pocketing maintenance money and when said tanks suddenly had to report to the front they all 'stopped working'.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hah, that's a nifty little map.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's going on with Morocco and Argelia?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They were some of the biggest buyers of the post-USSR firesale of equipment into Africa. They bought pretty much everything available.

      it's basically just countries with territorial disputes
      and the US

      Partly that. Tanks are pretty cheap as far as military spending goes, and require far less technical ability to operate vs a jet fighter or destroyer. Plus they look cool in parades (even the North Korean tin toys look cool). And you have to remember that for a despotism or dictatorship that is the most important thing--looking big and scary so the peasants don't get uppity, and to intimidate neighbors. You can put a tank on a street to Tianenmen people. You can't have done that with jet fighters (if you could even afford them).

      Hence, poor countries overwhelmingly choose the "tractor with a gun bolted on" vehicle as opposed to the one that requires radical changes in doctrine like "consistent flight hours" or "regular maintenance of high-performance parts" or "spending money". Even Assad was able to get some borderline conscripts to use tanks as simple artillery guns... albeit they were often operated alone in an urban environment so that sucked for them.

      If you see a country with a crap ton of tanks, it's either a country that simply has a massive military and proportionally large force (US, China, USSR), is trying to intimidate its own populace (China, many others really but China is the most infamous example), or its neighbors but can't consistently afford or operate something like jets or destroyers or submarines w/ballistic missiles that could actually rapidly strike its neighbors (North Korea, Cuba, Iran).

      For one F35 and its pilot you can afford probably a whole platoon of M1 Abrams + gunners and crew.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Morocco actually uses western armor. They have like a mixture of like 400 M1 Abrams/M60 tanks.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Libyan civil war ruined the tank belt?

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ugh the Tank Silk Road.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >equatorial tank belt.jpg
    Are you aware of the actual location of the equator, anon?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Cuba
    Damn, they must have everyone else beat in tanks per square mile of territory
    >India
    GLOBAL SUPERPOWER BY 2030 SIRS

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thailand and Greece are two big surprises.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Thailand
      that's Vietnam

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