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105-mm AMX Mk 61 self-propelled howitzer

Country of Origin: France


The French Mk 61 105-mm self-propelled howitzer is an obsolescent vehicle. The weapon consisted of a modified AMX-13 light tank chassis with a tall rear superstructure housing the gun and crew.

The lightly armored superstructure was fixed, requiring the entire vehicle to turn when engaging targets outside of the gun's traverse arc. The front of the casemate had a large shield covering the opening for the 105-mm howitzer. The howitzer could be fitted with barrels of two different...

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