Tanks are selling as well as ever yet they have only seen limited action in recent conflicts.
Israeli armour has been used extensively in the West Bank but they have done little more than drive over a few Renaults and shoot at a few journalists. They are certainly not up aganst any serious opposition.
Russian tanks have fought a difficult geurrilla war with a hardy enemy in unfavourable terrain but they haven't been up against their true enemy, other tanks.
Makedonia and Yugoslavia both used T-55s to good effect against Albanian terrorists.
The question is, are tanks becoming little more than glorified self-propelled guns? Can anyone see a future war in which tanks duel against other tanks in great, open battles like on the Eastern Front during WWII?