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Allied Production

Year Britain Canada
1939 9691,3,5  
1940 1,3991,3,5  
1941 4,8411,3,5  
1942 8,190,
8,6111,3,5
 
1943 7,4761,3,5  
1944 4,057,
4,6001,3,5
 
1945 1,392**3  
Total 27,8965 5,6785
Year United States
Light Medium Heavy Total
1940 325 6   3311,4,5
1941 2,591 1,461   4,0521,4,5
1942 10,947 14,049 1 24,9971,4,5
1943 8,212 21,250 35 29,4971,4,5
1944 4,043 13,468 54 17,5651,4,5
1945 2,801 6,793 2,374 11,9681,4,5
Total       88,4105
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   7,4002
1942 14,5002,
24,446,
24,660
59,
502, 511
4,5002
1943 19,994,
20,3502,
24,089
2,5002,
4,0471,
4,194
3,6502
1944 16,923, 11,9581,
12,016
 
1945 8,730 6,2671,
6,689
 
Year Soviet Union
Light Tanks Medium Tanks Heavy Tanks
1941 1,9071,2 3,0141,2 1,3531,2
1942 9,5531,2 12,5531,2 2,5331,2
1943 3,4631,2 15,8121,2 6841,2
1944   14,7232,
14,7731
2,2521,2
1945   7,4301,
18,5302
1,5001,2
Year Soviet Union
Total
1939 2,9501,5
1940 2,7941,4,5
1941 4,8415,
6,2741,
6,5904,
7,4002
1942 19,0502,
24,4464,5,
24,6391
1943 19,9591,
24,0894,5, 26,5002
1944 16,975,
17,0251,
28,9634,5,
29,0293
1945 4,384,
8,9301,
15,4194,5
Total 105,2515
** 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 2471,4,5 1,680      
1940 1,6431,4,5 1,459      
1941 3,7901,4,5 3,256 9312 2,3252  
1942 6,1801,4,5 4,098, 4,278 5012 3,5192 782
1943 12,0631,4,5 6,083, 5,966 1642 5,2722 6472
1944 19,0021,4,5 8,466, 9,161 1312 7,7302 1,0022
1945 3,9321,4,5 988, 1,098   8232 1122
Total 46,8575        
* Includes Czech output
Year Italy
Tanks Self Propelled Total
1939     405
1940 235   2505
1941 853 60 5955
1942 475 195 1,2525
1943 147 271 3365
Total     2,4735
Year Hungary
Total ~5005
Year Japan
1939 345
1940 3151,5, 735
1941 5951,5, 1,190
1942 5571,5, 1,290
1943 5581,5, 780
1944 3531,5, 295
1945 1371,5, 130
Total 2,5155

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: 1,9005
  • Great Britain
    • 1939: 1,1465
  • Germany
    • 1939: 3,4005
  • Italy
    • 1939: 1,0005
  • Japan
    • 1939: ~4005
  • Poland
    • 1939: 1,1405
  • Soviet Union
    • 1939: 19,7685
  • United States
    • 1939: 905

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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