In July Qatar's government announced their interest in purchasing up to 200 Leopard heavy tanks from Germany. The tanks would more than replace Qatar's existing set of French medium tanks, which are a era design.
Panther Ausf G leaving the factory floor. These model versions had a much improved transmission and cooling systems that were a major source problems with the initial Ausf D production models being disabled and abandoned during battle.
The soviets were up against the Nazis on the eastern front, this meant they had to go ape on building tanks that could take shots from panzer and tiger tanks. Armor capability from this era will be used in todays cars.