THE MOST HEAVILY ARMED
The Russian T-90 (1993)
Nicknamed ‘Vladimir’, the T-90 is a surprisingly light 48 tonnes, but it’s the firepower that marks it out. Possessing a 125mm smoothbore cannon, the tank can also fire laser-guided missiles, meaning it can shoot down helicopters. In addition, the T-90 comes with externally mounted .50-cal and 7.62-cal machine guns, the former being remotely operated from within the tank. Then there’s its magnetic mine detection system, able to disable mines with an electromagnetic pulse.