Bomber Rankings - Modern

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Payload / Range / Speed / Ceiling / Armament / Accuracy ratio:

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Year Total Payload Range Speed Ceiling Standoff Accuracy
1 B-1B Lancer 1986 79.4 30.0 12.9 13.8 8.6 4.1 10.0
2Tu-160 'Blackjack-A' 1987 76.9 23.8 13.3 17.4 7.5 10.0 5.0
3 B-52H Stratofortress 1961 71.4 16.8 20.0 11.6 6.8 8.2 8.0
4 B-52G Stratofortress 1958 63.4 16.8 14.6 11.7 6.7 6.6 7.0
5Tu-22M3 'Backfire-C' 1983 53.5 12.7 7.6 16.7 6.2 4.3 6.0
6 F-15E Strike Eagle 1987 52.7 5.9 4.8 19.3 8.6 4.1 10.0
7 B-52D Stratofortress 1956 50.5 14.4 13.0 11.7 6.6 4.8 0.0
8Tu-95MS 'Bear-K' 1981 50.4 7.9 11.3 10.5 5.6 10.0 5.0
9 B-2A Spirit 1997 50.2 9.6 11.3 10.1 7.1 4.1 8.0
10 B-36B Peacemaker 1948 50.0 20.6 14.2 9.0 6.1 0.0 0.0
11 B-36D Peacemaker 1949 49.8 20.6 13.0 9.7 6.5 0.0 0.0
12 F-111F Aardvark 1971 49.6 7.2 5.9 19.2 8.3 1.1 8.0
13 B-36J Peacemaker 1953 47.5 20.6 11.8 9.4 5.7 0.0 0.0
14 Tornado GR.4 1998 47.3 4.8 4.2 18.0 7.1 3.2 10.0
15Tornado IDS 1979 47.1 4.8 4.2 18.0 7.1 3.0 10.0
16 FB-111A Aardvark 1969 46.5 9.0 10.7 18.0 7.1 1.7 0.0
17 Rafale M 2001 46.3 5.0 4.0 16.3 7.9 3.2 10.0
18 Rafale C 2006 46.3 5.0 4.0 16.3 7.9 3.2 10.0
19 Typhoon FGR.4 2007 46.3 4.0 4.1 17.1 7.9 3.2 10.0
20MiG-31BM 'Foxhound-A' 2008 46.1 4.8 3.6 20.0 9.4 1.4 7.0
21 Mirage 2000D 1994 45.8 3.3 3.6 18.0 7.7 3.2 10.0
22Su-34 'Fullback' 2011 45.3 6.3 4.3 16.3 7.0 3.3 8.0
23Su-35S 'Flanker-E' 2014 45.0 4.2 4.9 18.2 8.4 2.3 7.0
24 Eurofighter 2003 44.7 4.0 4.1 17.1 7.9 1.7 10.0
25 JAS 39E Gripen 2019 44.2 3.2 4.3 17.1 7.5 3.0 9.0
263M 'Bison-B' 1956 43.7 12.7 12.8 11.2 7.0 0.0 0.0
27 F/A-18E Super Hornet 2000 43.6 4.3 3.3 16.3 7.1 2.6 10.0
28 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon 1991 43.2 3.0 4.3 16.2 7.1 2.6 10.0
29 Mirage 2000-5 2000 42.9 3.3 3.6 18.0 8.6 0.4 9.0
30 F-14D Super Tomcat 1990 42.8 3.5 3.8 18.5 8.3 0.7 8.0
31Tornado ECR 1990 42.7 4.8 4.2 18.0 7.1 1.7 7.0
32Su-27SM 'Flanker-B Mod. 1' 2004 42.6 2.3 4.7 17.9 8.4 2.2 7.0
33 Tornado GR.1 1979 42.4 4.8 4.2 18.0 7.1 1.3 7.0
34 Mirage F1CT 1992 42.3 3.3 3.6 18.0 9.4 0.0 8.0
35Tu-95K 'Bear-C' 1961 42.2 7.9 14.2 11.1 5.6 3.3 0.0
36 F-4E Phantom II 1968 42.2 3.8 3.3 17.5 8.9 1.7 7.0
37 Su-30MKK 2000 41.9 4.2 3.2 17.1 8.1 2.2 7.0
38 F-4G Wild Weasel 1978 41.9 3.8 3.4 17.5 8.4 1.7 7.0
39Su-30SM 'Flanker-C' 2012 41.6 4.2 3.2 16.7 8.1 2.3 7.0
40 JAS 39C Gripen 2007 41.6 2.8 3.5 17.1 7.1 3.0 8.0
41 Su-30MKI 2002 41.5 4.2 3.2 16.7 8.1 2.2 7.0
42 B-52B Stratofortress 1955 41.5 10.3 12.8 11.6 6.8 0.0 0.0
43F-2A '' 2000 40.9 4.8 1.8 17.1 8.4 1.8 7.0
44 F/A-18C Hornet 1987 40.8 4.1 3.1 16.3 7.1 2.3 8.0
45 F/A-18A Hornet 1983 40.6 4.1 3.1 16.3 7.1 2.0 8.0
46 F-111A Aardvark 1967 40.4 7.2 5.5 19.2 8.6 0.0 0.0
47MiG-29SMT 'Fulcrum' 2010 40.4 2.4 3.2 18.2 8.2 1.4 7.0
48Tu-22M2 'Backfire-B' 1975 40.2 6.3 5.5 15.8 8.4 1.1 3.0
49 F-16C Fighting Falcon 1981 40.2 2.9 4.3 17.2 7.1 1.7 7.0
50MiG-29K 'Fulcrum-E' 2010 40.1 2.4 3.2 17.1 8.2 2.2 7.0
51 F-4D Phantom II 1967 40.1 3.8 3.2 17.5 8.0 0.5 7.0
52 F-16A Fighting Falcon 1979 39.9 2.9 4.2 17.4 7.9 0.6 7.0
53 Mirage 2000C 1984 39.7 3.3 3.6 18.0 7.7 1.1 6.0
54 Kfir C7 1983 39.4 2.3 3.5 18.4 8.3 0.0 7.0
55 Mirage F1C 1973 39.3 3.3 3.6 18.0 9.4 0.0 5.0
56 F-35C Lightning II 2018 39.2 4.3 2.8 15.3 7.1 1.7 8.0
57 JAS 39A Gripen 1997 38.9 2.4 3.2 17.1 7.0 1.1 8.0
58Tu-95 'Bear-A' 1957 38.9 7.9 14.2 11.1 5.6 0.0 0.0
59 F-35A Lightning II 2016 38.8 4.3 2.4 15.3 7.1 1.7 8.0
60 F-4J Phantom II 1966 38.5 3.8 3.2 18.4 10.0 0.0 3.0
61 B-58A Hustler 1960 38.4 4.7 7.1 17.6 9.1 0.0 0.0
62M-4 'Bison-A' 1955 38.1 9.5 11.5 11.1 5.9 0.0 0.0
63Tu-22K 'Blinder-B' 1972 37.7 4.2 6.1 14.8 6.2 3.3 3.0
64 F-4B Phantom II 1961 37.5 3.8 4.0 17.9 8.9 0.0 3.0
65 F-35B Lightning II 2015 37.5 3.6 1.8 15.3 7.1 1.7 8.0
66F-4F Phantom II 1973 37.5 3.0 3.4 16.4 7.7 0.0 7.0
67F-4F/ICE Phantom II 1990 37.5 3.0 3.4 16.4 7.7 0.0 7.0
68 F-4C Phantom II 1964 37.4 3.8 3.3 17.5 8.0 0.6 4.0
69 AV-8B+ Harrier II Plus 1993 37.3 2.2 3.9 12.0 7.1 2.0 10.0
70 Mirage IIIE 1964 37.3 2.1 4.2 18.0 8.0 1.0 4.0
71 Victor B.2 1962 37.1 8.4 8.0 12.2 8.6 0.0 0.0
72Su-17M3 'Fitter-H' 1977 37.0 1.9 2.8 17.6 6.7 1.1 7.0
73 A-6E Intruder 1970 36.9 4.3 5.6 11.9 6.1 2.0 7.0
74 Mirage IVP 1986 36.7 3.6 4.3 18.0 8.4 2.3 0.0
75 Mirage 5 1967 36.5 2.4 2.1 18.0 8.0 1.0 5.0
76Su-17M4 'Fitter-K' 1984 36.4 2.1 2.5 16.0 6.7 2.1 7.0
77 Mirage 50 1979 35.8 2.1 2.3 18.0 8.4 0.0 5.0
78Su-24M 'Fencer-D' 1983 35.6 4.2 3.0 14.1 5.2 2.2 7.0
79 Mirage IVA 1964 35.5 3.8 4.3 18.0 9.4 0.0 0.0
80 Harrier GR.9A 2006 35.5 2.2 3.5 11.9 7.1 0.8 10.0
81 Jaguar GR.3 1996 35.3 2.5 3.8 14.8 6.6 0.6 7.0
82 F-105D Thunderchief 1961 35.1 3.4 3.8 17.8 7.1 0.0 3.0
83 A-7E Corsair II 1970 34.8 3.6 5.0 12.2 6.1 0.9 7.0
84MiG-27K 'Flogger-J2' 1977 34.8 2.1 2.4 15.5 7.3 0.4 7.0
85 Jaguar A 1973 34.6 2.4 3.8 14.8 6.6 1.0 6.0
86 Harrier GR.7 1990 34.3 2.2 3.5 11.9 7.1 0.6 9.0
87 AV-8B Harrier II 1984 34.3 2.2 3.9 12.0 7.1 2.0 7.0
88 A-7D Corsair II 1970 34.2 3.6 5.2 11.9 5.5 0.9 7.0
89Su-17M 'Fitter-C' 1971 33.9 1.6 2.9 17.6 7.9 0.0 4.0
90Tu-16K-10 'Badger-C' 1958 33.4 4.8 7.8 11.8 7.0 2.0 0.0
91 Vulcan B.2 1960 33.4 5.0 8.0 11.8 8.6 0.0 0.0
92F-104G Starfighter 1960 33.3 1.0 2.8 16.9 7.1 0.4 5.0
93 Victor B.1 1958 33.1 8.4 4.7 12.2 7.9 0.0 0.0
94 A-7A Corsair II 1967 32.8 3.6 7.1 12.1 7.0 0.0 3.0
95 A-10C Thunderbolt II 2005 32.8 3.8 4.0 9.8 6.4 0.7 8.0
96 Super Etendard 1978 32.3 1.1 3.7 12.1 6.4 3.0 6.0
97 Vulcan B.1 1956 32.3 5.0 7.8 11.6 7.9 0.0 0.0
98 Phantom FG.1 1968 31.9 2.6 4.3 16.7 8.2 0.0 0.0
99 Phantom FGR.2 1969 31.9 2.6 4.3 16.7 8.2 0.0 0.0
100 A-10A Thunderbolt II 1976 31.7 3.8 4.0 9.8 6.4 0.6 7.0
101MiG-23BN 'Flogger-H' 1973 31.7 1.6 2.0 15.5 8.4 1.1 3.0
102 A-4M Skyhawk II 1971 31.6 2.2 3.6 12.0 6.0 0.9 7.0
103MiG-27 'Flogger-D' 1975 31.5 2.1 2.4 15.5 7.3 1.1 3.0
104 AJ 37 Viggen 1971 31.5 3.2 2.2 17.6 8.6 0.0 0.0
105 F-105B Thunderchief 1958 31.5 2.9 3.9 17.6 7.1 0.0 0.0
106Su-24 'Fencer-C' 1974 31.3 3.7 3.3 15.1 5.2 1.1 3.0
107A-11A Ghibli 1989 30.6 2.0 3.6 11.8 6.1 0.0 7.0
108 A-7B Corsair II 1968 30.4 3.6 5.4 12.1 6.3 0.0 3.0
109 A-6A Intruder 1963 30.1 3.6 5.4 12.1 6.0 0.0 3.0
110 J-10 2005 30.0 2.4 2.0 17.1 8.4 0.0 0.0
111 JH-7 1994 29.9 2.6 3.9 15.8 7.5 0.0 0.0
112 F-104C Starfighter 1958 29.8 0.5 2.6 18.5 8.3 0.0 0.0
113 J-8II 1996 29.7 0.0 2.4 18.0 9.4 0.0 0.0
114 CF-104 Starfighter 1963 29.5 1.0 2.8 18.6 7.1 0.0 0.0
115 Nesher 1971 29.5 2.1 1.4 18.0 8.0 0.0 0.0
116 Hawk Mk. 200 1992 29.2 1.6 2.6 11.6 6.4 0.0 7.0
117 F-100D Super Sabre 1956 29.1 1.7 3.5 13.8 7.1 0.0 3.0
118 Étendard IVM 1962 29.1 0.7 3.6 12.1 7.3 0.4 5.0
119Yak-130 'Mitten' 2009 29.0 1.6 2.7 11.8 5.9 0.0 7.0
120 Valiant B.1 1955 29.0 2.4 7.8 11.0 7.7 0.0 0.0
121 J-22 Orao 2 1980 28.9 1.5 1.1 12.3 7.0 0.0 7.0
122 B-47B Stratojet 1951 28.9 4.8 6.8 11.5 5.8 0.0 0.0
123 Harrier GR.3 1976 28.9 1.3 3.7 12.6 7.3 0.0 4.0
124 H-6 1969 28.7 4.8 6.2 11.6 6.1 0.0 0.0
125 JF-17 Bk I 2007 28.6 1.6 3.8 15.3 7.9 0.0 0.0
126 B-47E Stratojet 1953 28.6 4.8 6.9 11.4 5.4 0.0 0.0
127Su-7BM 'Fitter-A' 1963 28.6 1.1 2.0 16.8 8.7 0.0 0.0
128F-1 '' 1977 28.5 1.4 2.8 15.3 7.1 1.8 0.0
129MB.339C 1991 28.4 2.1 2.2 10.4 6.7 0.0 7.0
130 A-4F Skyhawk 1967 28.4 2.0 3.5 12.0 6.0 0.9 4.0
131 A-4E Skyhawk 1962 28.3 2.0 3.7 12.0 5.7 0.9 4.0
132Su-7B 'Fitter-A' 1960 28.2 1.1 1.2 16.8 9.1 0.0 0.0
133su-25SM 'Frogfoot' 2014 28.2 2.3 2.1 11.4 4.7 0.7 7.0
134G.91Y 1970 28.2 1.0 3.8 12.2 5.9 0.4 5.0
135Su-7BKL 'Fitter-A' 1965 27.9 1.1 1.8 16.8 8.2 0.0 0.0
136Alpha Jet A 1977 27.9 1.3 1.2 11.5 6.9 0.0 7.0
137Su-25T 'Frogfoot' 1990 27.8 2.3 2.4 11.3 4.7 2.1 5.0
138Tu-16A 'Badger-A' 1955 27.8 4.8 5.6 11.7 5.7 0.0 0.0
139 Jaguar GR.1 1974 27.7 2.5 3.8 14.8 6.6 0.0 0.0
140 F-100C Super Sabre 1955 27.6 1.2 3.4 13.0 7.0 0.0 3.0
141 F-101C Voodoo 1957 27.5 1.0 3.7 15.0 7.9 0.0 0.0
142 F-CK-1A Ching-Kuo 1995 27.4 2.1 1.2 16.3 7.9 0.0 0.0
143 B-50D Superfortress 1949 27.3 4.8 8.1 9.1 5.3 0.0 0.0
144 A-5A Vigilante 1961 26.8 0.0 2.2 17.1 7.4 0.0 0.0
145 F-117 Nighthawk 1983 26.8 1.2 1.1 11.7 4.7 0.0 8.0
146Su-25 'Frogfoot-A' 1981 26.7 2.3 2.0 11.4 3.3 0.7 7.0
147 FJ-4B Fury 1956 26.7 1.4 3.5 12.1 6.7 0.0 3.0
148 Tejas 2008 26.4 2.1 0.9 16.3 7.1 0.0 0.0
149 Cheetah C 1991 26.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 8.0 0.0 0.0
150 B-45C Tornado 1949 25.9 5.3 3.3 11.1 6.2 0.0 0.0
151 Canberra B(I).8 1956 25.9 1.9 6.3 10.8 6.9 0.0 0.0
152 Buccaneer S.2 1965 25.7 2.9 4.0 11.8 5.7 1.3 0.0
153 A-3B Skywarrior 1957 25.5 2.9 5.0 11.7 5.9 0.0 0.0
154 B-45A Tornado 1948 25.3 5.3 2.4 11.1 6.6 0.0 0.0
155 Scimitar F.1 1957 25.3 1.0 2.5 12.3 6.6 0.0 3.0
156 AV-8A Harrier 1971 25.2 1.2 4.1 12.6 7.3 0.0 0.0
157 B-66B Destroyer 1956 25.2 3.6 4.3 11.6 5.6 0.0 0.0
158 A-4B Skyhawk 1957 25.1 1.4 2.9 11.8 6.0 0.0 3.0
159 Harrier GR.5 1987 24.7 2.2 3.5 11.9 7.1 0.0 0.0
160 Hunter FGA.9 1960 24.4 1.8 3.1 12.4 7.1 0.0 0.0
161 B-57B Canberra 1955 24.2 1.8 4.7 11.3 6.4 0.0 0.0
162G.91R 1959 24.0 0.4 2.0 12.1 6.1 0.4 3.0
163 Canberra B.2 1951 24.0 1.4 4.6 11.1 6.9 0.0 0.0
164 F-84F Thunderstreak 1954 23.9 1.4 3.7 12.2 6.6 0.0 0.0
165 Vautour IIB 1957 23.9 2.3 2.5 12.1 7.0 0.0 0.0
166 AJ-1 Savage 1949 23.7 2.9 5.2 9.8 5.8 0.0 0.0
167Tu-4 'Bull' 1949 23.6 4.2 5.5 8.6 5.2 0.0 0.0
168 A 32A Lansen 1955 23.4 0.7 3.5 12.2 7.0 0.0 0.0
169 F-86H Sabre 1954 23.1 0.5 3.1 12.2 7.3 0.0 0.0
170 Lincoln Mk. 30 1946 23.0 3.4 7.5 8.2 4.0 0.0 0.0
171M-346 Master 2015 22.8 1.6 2.9 11.9 6.4 0.0 0.0
172 Hawk Mk. 60 1979 22.6 1.6 2.2 11.8 7.1 0.0 0.0
173 F-84E Thunderjet 1949 22.1 1.1 3.4 11.5 6.2 0.0 0.0
174 Sea Vixen FAW.2 1964 21.9 0.5 2.4 12.2 6.9 0.0 0.0
175 F-84G Thunderjet 1951 21.9 1.1 3.5 11.6 5.8 0.0 0.0
176 B-26K Counter Invader 1963 21.8 2.6 5.6 9.2 4.3 0.0 0.0
177 F3H-2 Demon 1956 21.7 1.4 2.4 11.8 6.1 0.0 0.0
178 C-101CC Aviojet 1983 21.3 1.2 4.0 10.1 6.0 0.0 0.0
179 L-159A ALCA 2000 21.3 1.2 2.7 11.1 6.2 0.0 0.0
180 Hornet F.3 1946 21.1 0.5 5.2 10.1 5.4 0.0 0.0
181 H-5 1967 21.0 1.6 2.6 11.0 5.9 0.0 0.0
182Tu-14T 'Bosum' 1951 20.7 1.6 3.2 10.6 5.2 0.0 0.0
183 Lincoln B.1 1945 20.7 3.4 6.2 8.0 3.1 0.0 0.0
184Il-28 'Beagle' 1950 20.7 1.6 2.4 11.0 5.8 0.0 0.0
185 Venom FB.4 1954 20.5 0.5 1.9 11.3 6.9 0.0 0.0
186 Marut Mk. 1 1967 20.5 1.0 0.9 12.2 6.4 0.0 0.0
187 A-1H Skyraider 1956 20.3 1.9 5.6 8.6 4.2 0.0 0.0
188 G-4 Super Galeb 1983 20.2 1.1 2.1 11.0 6.0 0.0 0.0
189 F-84B Thunderjet 1947 19.8 0.5 2.2 11.2 5.8 0.0 0.0
190 Attacker FB.2 1952 19.7 0.5 2.1 10.8 6.4 0.0 0.0
191 Vampire FB.9 1952 19.6 0.5 2.1 10.8 6.1 0.0 0.0
192 Sea Hawk FGA.6 1955 19.6 0.5 1.4 11.3 6.4 0.0 0.0
193 F-84D Thunderjet 1948 19.4 0.5 2.1 11.2 5.6 0.0 0.0
194 A-1E Skyraider 1951 19.3 1.9 5.3 8.4 3.7 0.0 0.0
195 Vampire FB.5 1948 18.9 0.5 2.0 10.7 5.7 0.0 0.0
196 J-21 Jastreb 1964 18.0 0.3 1.6 10.5 5.6 0.0 0.0
197 AM-1 Mauler 1948 17.4 1.1 3.1 8.9 4.4 0.0 0.0
198 A-1B Skyraider 1948 17.3 1.9 2.4 8.3 4.7 0.0 0.0
199 AC-130E Spectre 1970 15.6 0.0 2.3 9.0 4.3 0.0 0.0
200 Wyvern S.4 1954 15.4 0.7 1.6 9.1 4.0 0.0 0.0
201Ka-50A 'Hokum-A' 1995 15.1 1.3 0.5 6.7 2.6 0.0 4.0
202 L-39ZA Albatros 1974 14.4 0.6 1.2 9.2 3.5 0.0 0.0
203 Firebrand TF.5 1945 14.4 0.5 1.3 8.5 4.1 0.0 0.0
204 AC-119K Stinger 1969 14.3 0.0 3.4 7.3 3.6 0.0 0.0
205MB.326K 1970 14.2 1.0 2.3 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
206 AH-1W Super Cobra 1986 12.7 0.0 0.6 6.1 2.6 0.4 3.0
207 SA 342M Gazelle 1980 11.6 0.4 0.8 6.4 2.0 0.0 2.0
208 AH-2A Rooivalk 2011 11.4 1.1 1.4 6.1 2.9 0.0 0.0
209 Z-9W 1989 11.2 0.8 1.1 6.5 2.8 0.0 0.0
210Mi-28N 'Havoc' 2006 10.7 1.1 0.4 6.5 2.7 0.0 0.0
211Mi-8 'Hip-E' 1970 10.7 2.1 0.5 5.9 2.1 0.0 0.0
212Mi-24D 'Hind-D' 1975 10.5 1.3 0.5 6.7 2.1 0.0 0.0
213Mi-24P 'Hind-F' 1981 10.5 1.3 0.5 6.7 2.1 0.0 0.0
214 WZ-10 2008 10.3 0.0 1.2 6.3 2.8 0.0 0.0
215 AH-64A Apache 1986 10.2 0.0 0.5 6.3 3.0 0.4 0.0
216Mi-24 'Hind-A' 1973 9.8 0.7 0.5 6.5 2.1 0.0 0.0
217Bo 105P 1980 9.8 0.6 0.7 6.0 2.4 0.0 0.0
218 EC 665 Tiger 2003 9.5 0.0 1.4 6.2 1.9 0.0 0.0
219 AH-6J Cayuse 1989 9.2 0.3 0.5 6.1 2.3 0.0 0.0
220A 129 Mangusta 1990 8.9 0.6 0.0 6.1 2.2 0.0 0.0
221 AH-64D Apache Longbow 1998 8.9 0.0 0.4 6.1 2.0 0.4 0.0
222AB 412 Grifone 1983 8.5 0.0 0.5 5.6 2.4 0.0 0.0
223 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 1991 8.2 0.0 0.5 5.6 1.7 0.4 0.0
224 Lynx AH.1 Lynx 1979 8.0 0.0 0.6 5.9 1.5 0.0 0.0
225 AH-1J Sea Cobra 1970 7.9 0.0 0.6 5.9 1.4 0.0 0.0
226 AH-1F Huey Cobra 1979 7.8 0.0 0.5 5.5 1.7 0.0 0.0
227 Lynx AH.7 Lynx 1986 7.1 0.0 0.6 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
228 AS 565AA Panther 1982 7.0 0.0 0.9 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Notes:

These rankings are designed to provide an interactive comparison of tanks throughout history. Of course, it is not meant to be an authoritative final word on what is the best tank in the world, a source of endless internet discussion which will never have a conclusive answer. Even on the battlefield, tank to tank combat depends on so many different factors (many of which, like crew training, are subjective) that one can only resort to broad generalizations particularly with tanks that have similar capabilities. The ranking categorizes tanks based on three attributes: firepower, armor protection and speed, which are generally considered the three classic qualities that a tank must have. Unfortunately, it is impossible to also include aspscts like the fire-control system which are also crucial components of a tank's lethality. The interactive nature of these rankings allows the user to choose what ratio he or she wishes to weigh these attributes. The default ratio is 4.5:4.5:1, thereby giving equal weight to firepower and protection, and giving mobility the remaining ten percent.

The calculation of the total is the sum of the following after being multipled by their respective weights, with a theoretical maximum of 100:

Firepower: For World War II vehicles, penetration measured in mm at 500 m range is used. For post-war vehicles, it is at 2 km range. Where penetration rates at 2 km are unavailable, it is estimated at 92.75% of the 1 km range.

Protection: This is an average of the maximum effective protection of the turret front or mantlet and the upper hull front (glacis plate). Maximum effective protection is calculated as the thickness in millimeters divided by the cosine of the slope (measured from the vertical).

Mobility: This is simiply the maximum road speed.

No turret penalty: When set, this option penalizes vehicles that do not have a rotating turret such as tank destroyers and assault guns with superstructures. The penalty is calculated via the formula of 1 - ((Penalty% - (Penalty% * Traverse/360)) / 100). The firepower total is then multiplied by this number, which will inevitably reduce it. In other words, a vehicle with a 180° traverse would lose 5% of its firepower under the default settings of a 10% no turret penalty.

Tank types: Main Battle Tank, Heavy Tank, Medium Tank, Light Tank, Tank Destroyer & Assault Gun