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A Very Brief History of the Leopard

During the late 60's Germany began to plan for new primary main battle tank which would replace the M48 Patton tanks purchased from the US (in service through 1993).  Early designs were grouped around the initial concept called the MBT-70, though it never got past the initial design with only a wooden hull constructed.  For several years numerous prototypes were designed leading to the Leopard I design in 1965, which used a German built 105mm Royal Ordnance gun.  These tanks continued in use through 2003 and included 4744 main battle tanks.

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