Top Ten (Military Channel)

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Top Ten is an American Heroes Channel (formerly known as the Military Channel) program which rates and ranks ten famous weapons or systems across military history since the 20th century. It uses a subjective scoring of factors such as service length, innovation, "fear factor", etc.

List of Shows[edit]

Top Ten Bombers[edit]

  1. B-52 Stratofortress - United States
  2. B-2 Spirit - United States
  3. B-29 Superfortress - United States
  4. De Havilland Mosquito - United Kingdom
  5. Avro Lancaster - United Kingdom
  6. B-47 Stratojet - United States
  7. Tupolev Tu-95 - Soviet Union
  8. Junkers Ju 88 - Nazi Germany
  9. Handley Page Type O - United Kingdom
  10. B-17 Flying Fortress - United States

Top Ten Fighters[edit]

  1. P-51 Mustang - United States
  2. F-15 Eagle - United States
  3. F-4 Phantom II - United States
  4. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 - Soviet Union (tied with F-86)
  5. F-86 Sabre - United States (tied with MiG-15)
  6. Supermarine Spitfire - United Kingdom
  7. Messerschmitt Me 262 - Nazi Germany
  8. Sopwith Camel - United Kingdom
  9. BAE Sea Harrier - United Kingdom
  10. F-22 Raptor - United States

Top Ten Helicopters[edit]

  1. AH-64 Apache - United States
  2. UH-60 Black Hawk - United States
  3. UH-1 Huey - United States
  4. AH-1 Cobra - United States
  5. OH-6 Cayuse - United States
  6. Mil Mi-24 - Soviet Union
  7. CH-47 Chinook - United States
  8. Westland Lynx - United Kingdom
  9. Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 - Nazi Germany
  10. Bell 47 - United States

Top Ten Infantry Fighting Vehicles[edit]

  1. M113 - United States
  2. M2 Bradley - United States
  3. MCV-80 Warrior - United Kingdom
  4. Stryker - United States
  5. Sd.Kfz. 251 - Nazi Germany
  6. BMP-1 - Soviet Union
  7. Universal Carrier - United Kingdom
  8. M3 Halftrack - United States
  9. LVT 4 - United States
  10. HMMWV - United States

Top Ten Tanks[edit]

  1. T-34 - Soviet Union
  2. M1 Abrams - United States
  3. Tiger I - Nazi Germany
  4. Mark I tank - United Kingdom
  5. Centurion tank - United Kingdom
  6. Panzer IV - Nazi Germany
  7. Challenger 1/Challenger 2 - United Kingdom
  8. T-54/55 - Soviet Union
  9. Merkava - Israel
  10. M4 Sherman - United States

Top Ten Rifles[edit]

  1. AK-47 - Soviet Union
  2. M16 rifle - United States
  3. Lee–Enfield SMLE - United Kingdom
  4. M1 Garand - United States
  5. FN FAL - Belgium
  6. Mauser K98 - Nazi Germany
  7. Steyr AUG - Austria
  8. Springfield M1903 - United States
  9. Sturmgewehr 44 - Nazi Germany
  10. M14 rifle - United States

Top Ten Warships[edit]

  1. Iowa-class battleship - United States
  2. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier - United States
  3. Queen Elizabeth-class battleship - United Kingdom
  4. Ticonderoga-class cruiser - United States
  5. Fletcher-class destroyer - United States
  6. North Carolina-class battleship - United States
  7. Bismarck-class battleship - Nazi Germany
  8. Essex-class aircraft carrier - United States
  9. Deutschland-class pocket battleship - Nazi Germany
  10. HMS Hood - United Kingdom

Top Ten Submarines[edit]

  1. Type VII - Nazi Germany
  2. Seawolf class - United States
  3. Gato class - United States
  4. Triton class - United Kingdom
  5. USS Nautilus (SSN-571) - United States
  6. X-Craft - United Kingdom
  7. I-400 class - Japan
  8. Typhoon class - Soviet Union
  9. Type XXI - Nazi Germany
  10. George Washington class - United States

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