Tank designs from the West and Russia generally have different design philosophies which can mostly be traced from the World War II. These separate and distinctive philosophies have led to the tank designs of modern times and likely, in the near future. These of course, are also predicated and based off of the separate military strategies, doctrines, operational concepts and industrial capabilities found in each respective side. Of all the tanks produced, one particular design, the Russian T-90 series, can be assessed as having the potential to be labeled the best value main battle tank of the current era. Before getting into why, a quick rehash of the history that has led us here.