I was have a discussion with a friend about NATO Tanks. Specifically, which one is considered the best and how is that detemined? For instance, we were talking about the German Leopard II vs. the US MIA2 Abrams tanks. On paper like look on par with each other, but surely there have been studies done to determine how good each tank would probably(actually) perform in combat? He’s heard that the Leopard is the better tank, but he also lives in Germany, so there’s always the possibilty that the person who said that had a hometeam bias.
So I guess I’m asking, what is considered the Superior NATO Tank(s)(all other things being equal)? Are there any studies to determine this?