How Many Tanks Does the United States Have?

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According to a 2013 report by Global Fire Power, the United States has 8,325 tanks in use. The calculation of tanks in the report only account for battle tanks, which are equipped with anti-tank weaponry. This calculation does not include the nation's large fleet of armored fighting vehicles.

Aside from tanks, the United States military possesses a variety of armored fighting vehicles, abbreviated as AFVs. The United States military possesses 25,782 AFVs as of 2013. These AFVs are a category of armored vehicles that are used to fight infantry or transport troops across battle zones. Globally, the US military ranks first in terms of equipment value, as well as army strength.