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Allied Production

Year Britain Canada
1939 969  
1940 1,399  
1941 4,841  
1942 8,190,
8,611
 
1943 7,476  
1944 4,057,
4,600
 
1945 1,392**  
Total 27,896 5,678
Year United States
Light Medium Heavy Total
1940 325 6   331
1941 2,591 1,461   4,052
1942 10,947 14,049 1 24,997
1943 8,212 21,250 35 29,497
1944 4,043 13,468 54 17,565
1945 2,801 6,793 2,374 11,968
Total       88,410
Year
Tanks
Assault Guns
Imports
1934 3,565    
1935 3,055    
1936 4,803    
1937 1,559    
1938 2,271    
1939 2,982    
1940 2,794    
1941 6,590   7,400
1942 14,500,
24,446,
24,660
59,
50, 51
4,500
1943 19,994,
20,350,
24,089
2,500,
4,047,
4,194
3,650
1944 16,923, 11,958,
12,016
 
1945 8,730 6,267,
6,689
 
Year Soviet Union
Light Tanks Medium Tanks Heavy Tanks
1941 1,907 3,014 1,353
1942 9,553 12,553 2,533
1943 3,463 15,812 684
1944   14,723,
14,773
2,252
1945   7,430,
18,530
1,500
Year Soviet Union
Total
1939 2,950
1940 2,794
1941 4,841,
6,274,
6,590,
7,400
1942 19,050,
24,446,
24,639
1943 19,959,
24,089, 26,500
1944 16,975,
17,025,
28,963,
29,029
1945 4,384,
8,930,
15,419
Total 105,251
** January - June

Axis Production

Year
Germany
Total Tanks
and Self
Propelled
Vehicles
Total Light Medium Heavy
1934   500      
1935   700      
1936   600      
1937   750      
1938   1,560*      
1939 247 1,680      
1940 1,643 1,459      
1941 3,790 3,256 931 2,325  
1942 6,180 4,098, 4,278 501 3,519 78
1943 12,063 6,083, 5,966 164 5,272 647
1944 19,002 8,466, 9,161 131 7,730 1,002
1945 3,932 988, 1,098   823 112
Total 46,857        
* Includes Czech output
Year Italy
Tanks Self Propelled Total
1939     40
1940 235   250
1941 853 60 595
1942 475 195 1,252
1943 147 271 336
Total     2,473
Year Hungary
Total ~500
Year Japan
1939 345
1940 315, 735
1941 595, 1,190
1942 557, 1,290
1943 558, 780
1944 353, 295
1945 137, 130
Total 2,515

Tank Loses

Year Germany Soviet
Union
1941 2,758 20,500
1942 2,648 15,000
1943 6,362 22,400
1944 6,434 16,900
1945 7,382 8,700

Tanks Available

  • France
    • 1939: 1,900
  • Great Britain
    • 1939: 1,146
  • Germany
    • 1939: 3,400
  • Italy
    • 1939: 1,000
  • Japan
    • 1939: ~400
  • Poland
    • 1939: 1,140
  • Soviet Union
    • 1939: 19,768
  • United States
    • 1939: 90

Sources:

  1. Russian Tanks of World War II Stalin's Armored Might, by Tim Bean & Will Fowler, 2002
  2. Russian Tanks and Armored Vehicles 1917-1945, by Wolfgang Fleischer, 1999
  3. World War Two Tanks, George Forty, 1995
  4. No Simple Victory - World War II In Europe, 1939-1945, 2006, Norman Davies
  5. Atlas of Tank Warfare From 1916 to the Present Day, Dr. Stephen Hart, 2012
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