In June 1954, nine drafts for potential successors of the M48 medium tank were proposed by the Detroit Arsenal. The aim of these projects was to develop a vehicle with a combat weight of about 30 tons that would improve upon the M48's mobility and firepower. In the end, the TL-1 project was selected, but works on the light and well-armed TL-7 tank continued. The results of this work were presented on April 7, 1955, but the project was ultimately canceled in favor of the T95 program. No prototypes were built.