NATO Army Trends, Central Region

 

Manpower
  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995
Belgium 70,000 65,400 62,600 65,102 67,800 48,000
Canada 3,100 3000 3,000 3,200 4,400 -
Denmark 27,000 21,500 24,400 18,100 17,000 16,300
France 328,000 331,500 326,800 304,500 292,500 241,400
Germany, F.R. 32,600 340,000 335,200 335,600 340,700 254,300
Luxembourg 550 600 660 720 800 800
Netherlands 80,000 113,900 75,000 64,664 63,700 43,200
U.K. 190,000 178,300 163,681 161,539 155,500 123,000
U.S. (Europe) 200,000 198,000 193,000 210,000 210,500 85,190
Total 931,250 1,252,200 1,184,341 1,163,425 1,152,900 812,190

 

Main Battle Tanks
  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1,995
Belgium 505 446 396 330 334 334
Canada 32 32 57 59 77 -
Denmark n.a. 248 320 208 210 452
France n.a. 910 1,060 1,102 1,340 1,047
Germany, F.R. 3,300 3,560 3,779 4,307 5,005 2,855
Luxembourg - - - - - -
Netherlands 1015 885 800 925 913 740
U.K. n.a. 900 900 970 1,290 921
U.S. (Europe) n.a. 2,100 3,000 5,000 5,000 1,968
Total n.a. 9,081 10,312 12,901 14,169 8,317

 

Source: Cordesman, Anthony P., NATO's Central Region Forces; IISS, The Military Balance 1989-90; IISS, The Military Balance 1994-95.