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Natxoman25 Apr 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

Until now I believed that all the Bundeswehr M-48A2Cs were modified during the late 70s/early 80s as M-48A2GA2 , with the 105mm gun , new cuppola , and new mantlet (among other things) , but after reading an article in wikipedia (I know , I know…) about the armoured forrces in Europe at the early 80s , it seems that only 650 tanks of a forcÚ of more that 1200 M-48 were modified so… with the rest -presumably- retaining the old guns , cuppolas and optical sight and analogic fire control systems .

Was that so??

Or were the not modernised tanks phased out??

Thanks in advance .

Wiki article here:


jekinder625 Apr 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

The extra M-48s were put in storage as Leopards were produced. See link for a list of tanks in brigades over time:
PDF link

ScoutJock25 Apr 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

Many of them ended up in Israel.

Natxoman27 Apr 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

Many of them ended up in Israel

Yeah , but when , in the 80s , or more probably in the 60s-70s??

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