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UNIQUE ID 1835: FV433 ABBOT SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER

Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Britain

(Location: Vehicle Collection Hangar)


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Unique ID:

1835
Added to Database:
30 October 2011
Last Edited:
17 November 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV433 Abbot (3990)
FV433 Abbot (3990)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Armourgeddon (3500)
Vehicle Collection Hangar (3501)
Serial Number:
Registration: 07EB65: “07EB65” previously painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “ACTION” and “5” previously painted on turret rear. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference:
Links: HMFV Forum
HMVF Gallery
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer)
2: Mallory Park – Leicestershire, Britain (Owned by Everyman Racing – Dates unknown)
3: Markham Moor – Nottinghamshire, Britain (Scrapyard until August 2010)
4: Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:


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Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


This Abbot arrived in August 2010, having been found in a scrapyard. It had a number of broken torsion bars, including the rear four and the middle one on the driver’s side, but was in running order. By September 2010 its suspension had been dismantled, it had been sandblasted, primed and repainted, and then its tracks and engines were replaced. Some upgrades were done during the work, including replacing the track adjuster with a grease-piston type instead of the wind out type, and higher specification shock absorbers. The inside was refurbished with a grinder, needle gun and silver paint, and the electrics were overhauled. It was running again, and in its current camouflage scheme, in November 2010. (Source: Sharky/HMVF).


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October, 2011

Upper front left view
1: Upper front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5855
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6626...
Views: 43
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Upper front view
2: Upper front view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5856
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6625...
Views: 63
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Upper front right view
3: Upper front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5857
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6624...
Views: 33
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Upper front right view
4: Upper front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5858
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6622...
Views: 34
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Upper rear right view
5: Upper rear right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5859
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6631...
Views: 53
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Upper rear left view
6: Upper rear left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5860
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6628...
Views: 58
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Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5861
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6576...
Views: 27
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Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5862
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6575...
Views: 37
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Front right view
9: Front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5863
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6574...
Views: 30
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Rear right view
10: Rear right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5864
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6579...
Views: 55
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Rear view
11: Rear view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5865
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6578...
Views: 33
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Rear left view
12: Rear left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5866
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6577...
Views: 27
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Turret interior
13: Turret interior

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5867
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6630...
Views: 52
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November, 2010

Front right view
14: Front right view

Taken: 9 November 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6037
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 09112010...
Views: 47
Select/Has Priority: 21/21
    



 

Left view
15: Left view

Taken: 9 November 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6038
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 09112010...
Views: 40
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Rear left view
16: Rear left view

Taken: 9 November 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6039
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 09112010...
Views: 28
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Right view
17: Right view

Taken: 9 November 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6040
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 09112010...
Views: 1545
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September, 2010

On tow
18: On tow

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6027
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 100-2114...
Views: 42
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Tracks going back on
19: Tracks going back on

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6028
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2115...
Views: 35
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Tracks back on
20: Tracks back on

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6029
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2119...
Views: 35
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Front right view
21: Front right view

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6030
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2117...
Views: 43
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front right view
22: Front right view

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6031
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2116...
Views: 31
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Painted green
23: Painted green

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6032
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2171...
Views: 34
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Empty engine compartment
24: Empty engine compartment

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6033
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2170...
Views: 33
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Power pack
25: Power pack

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6034
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2168...
Views: 42
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Power pack
26: Power pack

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6035
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2176...
Views: 34
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Fighting compartment
27: Fighting compartment

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6036
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2110...
Views: 50
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear right view
28: Rear right view

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6042
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-2175...
Views: 33
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August, 2010

Primer coat complete
29: Primer coat complete

Taken: 20 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6023
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 20082010...
Views: 36
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First green paint
30: First green paint

Taken: 20 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6024
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 20082010...
Views: 55
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Suspension back on
31: Suspension back on

Taken: 20 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6025
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 100-2107...
Views: 30
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Suspension back on
32: Suspension back on

Taken: 20 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6026
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 100-2108...
Views: 31
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Sand blasting
33: Sand blasting

Taken: 13 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6022
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 13082010...
Views: 36
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Rear left view
34: Rear left view

Taken: 4 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6007
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-1966...
Views: 32
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front view
35: Front view

Taken: 4 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6008
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-1965...
Views: 30
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Arrival
36: Arrival

Taken: 4 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6020
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 100-1967...
Views: 37
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Front right view
37: Front right view

Taken: 4 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6021
Added: 14 November 2011
Filename: 100-1970...
Views: 29
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front right view
38: Front right view

Taken: 4 August 2010
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6041
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 100-1968...
Views: 36
Select/Has Priority: 21/0