The Abbot SPG – Field Artillery, Self-Propelled “Abbot” is the self-propelled artillery variant of the British Army FV430 series of armoured fighting vehicles, using much of the chassis of the FV430 but with a fully rotating turret at the rear housing the 105 mm gun and given the vehicle designation of FV433.
Its correct designation was “Gun Equipment 105mm L109 (Abbot)”; L109 was little used, probably to avoid confusion with 155 mm M109 that entered UK service at about the same time. FV433 used a different configuration of power pack to other vehicles in the FV430 series.

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Crew 4:

Commander, gunner, loader and driver

Combat Weight:

16.56 Tonnes

Max Road Speed:

47km/h (29mph)

Fuel Capacity:

454 Litres (100 gallons)

Max Road Range:

480km (298 miles)


Rolls Royce K60 – 2-Stroke, 6 -cylinder, multi-fuel developing 240hp@3750rpm


6.57 Litres


TX200 semi automatic with 6 forward gears and 1 reverse


105mm L13A1 gun

Secondary Armament:

1 x 7.62mm L4A4MG