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FV433 Abbot Self-Propelled Howitzer



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Vickers at Elswick built twelve prototypes, six diesel and six with petrol engines. Mass production of the Abbot at the same factory was carried out between 1964 and 1967.

Model Id:
3990
Manufacture:Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer)


1) Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne, Britain

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15
Sample Photo from Album Number 1194

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Unique ID: 1194
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Other Identification: Cable reel on turret rear. “911” stamped and “8022” ground into front deck. “FV186612 PL172 ESC A 1964” stamped into left turret stowage box. Painted overall in a black and green camouflage scheme.

2) Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Britain

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1203

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Unique ID: 1203
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3) Marcus Glenn, Little Sutton, Britain

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1
Sample Photo from Album Number 1810

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Unique ID: 1810
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4) Staman International Trading, Nijverdal, The Netherlands

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2
Sample Photo from Album Number 1828

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Unique ID: 1828
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

5) Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill, Britain

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2
Sample Photo from Album Number 1896

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Unique ID: 1896
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6) Canadian War Museum, LeBreton Flats, Canada

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2487

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Unique ID: 2487
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7) Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Britain

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4
Sample Photo from Album Number 1091

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Unique ID: 1091
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Registration: “07 EB 26” painted on rear plate.
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8) Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne, Britain

Number of Photos:
14
Sample Photo from Album Number 1193

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Unique ID: 1193
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Registration: “28 PL 10” painted on left rear hull.
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Other Identification: Previously seen with "VM 24.10.91" painted on left side of bore evacuator. Painted overall in a black and green camouflage scheme.

9) Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Britain

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3
Sample Photo from Album Number 2561

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Unique ID: 2561
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Registration: 02 SP 65: “02SP65” painted on nose.
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10) Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, Oshawa Airport, Canada

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9
Sample Photo from Album Number 2456

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Unique ID: 2456
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Registration: 06 EB 80: “06EB80” painted on nose and left hull rear.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and sand camouflage scheme.

11) Firepower Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich, Britain

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13
Sample Photo from Album Number 2536

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Unique ID: 2536
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Registration: 06 EB 89: “06 EB 89” stencilled on nose and left hull rear.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

12) Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Britain

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38
Sample Photo from Album Number 1835

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Unique ID: 1835
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Registration: 07EB65: “07EB65” previously painted on nose and hull rear.
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Other Identification: “ACTION” and “5” previously painted on turret rear. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

13) Tanks-A-Lot, Helmdon, Britain

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2596

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Unique ID: 2596
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Registration: AVG 150D: “AVG 150D” seen on number plate on front in December 2011.
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14) Armed Forces History Museum, Largo, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2640

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Unique ID: 2640
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Registration: FPJ 1138: “FPJ 1138” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: Painted in green and black camouflage.

15) Tanks-A-Lot, Helmdon, Britain

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2589

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Unique ID: 2589
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Registration: KHH 43C: “KHH 43C” seen on number plate on front in December 2011.
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Other Identification: Muzzle brake is painted black.