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Development[ edit ] Even as the Leopard 1 was just entering service, the German military was interested in producing an improved tank in the next decade. This resulted in the start of the MBT development in cooperation with the United States beginning in Therefore, the German government issued the order to research future upgrade options of the Leopard 1 to the German company Porsche in The projected upgrades added an autoloadera coaxial autocannon and an independent commander's periscope.
The shape of the turret and hull was optimised using cast steel armour, while the suspension, transmission and the engine exhaust vents were improved. The experimental development was contracted to the company Krauss-Maffei, but with the obligation to cooperate with Porsche for the development of the chassis and with Wegmann for the development of the turret.
Two prototypes with differing components were built with the aim to improve the conception of the Leopard 1 in such a way that it would match the firepower requirements of the MBT The resulting vehicles were nicknamed Keiler tusker.
After unsuccessful attempts of saving the MBT by conceptual changes in order to eliminate the biggest issue—the driver being seated in the turret—it became clear in late that Germany would stop the bi-national development.
The Eber used a modified MBT turret and hull, with the driver being seated in the hull. Only a wooden mock-up was made. One year later, a choice was made to continue the development based on the earlier Keiler project of the late s, instead of finishing the development of the Eber.
Inthe name of the design was determined as Leopard 2 with the original Leopard retroactively becoming the Leopard 1, and Paul-Werner Krapke became the project officer of the Leopard 2 program. Ten were ordered initially before another seven were ordered. To test a larger number of components and concepts, each prototype was fitted with components not found on the other prototypes.
Different types of APUs were mounted in the prototypes. The road wheels were taken from the MBT and the return rollers from the Leopard 1.
The welded turret utilised spaced armour formed by two steel plates. In mid a new turret was designed by Wegmann saving 1. The turret T14 was modified to test a new armour configuration, taking on a blockier-looking appearance as a result of using vertical modules of spaced multilayer armour.
It was also used to test the new EMES optical rangefinder. The modified turret T14 was designated T14 mod. Schlesinger agreed upon a higher degree of standardization in main battle tanks being favourable to NATO. By integrating components already fully developed by German companies for the Leopard 2, the costs of the XM1 AbramsU.
Following a number of further talks, a memorandum of understanding MOU was signed on 11 December between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of Americawhich declared that a modified version of the Leopard 2 should be trialled by the USA against their XM1 prototypes,  after the Americans had bought and investigated prototype PT07 in It was created in order to meet the US requirements and the latest protection requirements of the German MoD.Highland Branch Christmas Dinner and Dance Dear All, Please find attached notification of our Christmas Dinner and Dance.
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