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105-mm FV433 Abbot

Country of Origin: Britain

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The Abbot was a British-developed, self-propelled gun. Although derived from the FV432 armored personnel carrier, very little was common between the two vehicles -- only suspension components and the Rolls-Royce engine were shared. Testing of the first prototype began in 1961, with series production beginning three years later.

The Abbot's hull bore some resemblance to the Spartan APC with a sloped glacis over the front-mounted engine. Main armament was a 105-mm/31-cal L13A1...

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