Fv433 Abbot 07EB85

#6
An M109 was a palace by comparison
155mm. 95lb shell. range 18000m. Just testing my memory any gunners out there want to correct me please do
 
#8
Yes it isn't exactly roomy inside even with just me in there and I couldn't imagine being in there when it's on the move cross-country...
I don't need to - I bear the scars!

The sports headlights worked though.. I can remember standing on a gun position in Otterburn in the 70s in the small hours with an Ac IG whilst a battery of Abbot came in on IR headlights. The AcIG had CUBs and could see what was happening, I needless to say, did not and could not..

Scarey!
 
#9
Here's the history record for 07EB85:

d.i.s. 12/12/66
775 21-8-72 4fd regt r/pty baor 24-8-72
4fd regt baor autmy adp 6-10-72
345 30-1-74 25fd reg ra baor 58 30-1-74
11 12-1-77 vsd m/gladbach baor 4523 18-2-77
1395 11-7-77 25fd regt ra baor 548 28-7-77
209 5-5-81 o.d.a. baor 24 18-5-81
0674 10-09-81 ord depot batus canada 048 24-11-81
25 12-11-85 oda (eqpt ale) baor be215 21-2-86
b5a001 21-2-86 23 base w/s repair a/c baor b5n001 21-2-86
b5a00 17-11-86 ord dept antwerp (equip a/c) b6x001 17-11-86
400125 17-11-86 batus veh br 0141 13-1-87
0144 30-11-88 ord equip a/c 03 20-4-88
b8a001 20-4-88 23 base wksp (pl. rep.) b8n001 20-4-88
999 22-6-89 23 base wksp 999 22-6-89
s/o auth 7541/1 854 28-6-89
 
#10
Hmm, so it went through 23 Base at Wetter for repair the year before it was cast, presumably to take out the dings from a two year stint at Suffield..

Explains why it seems in reasonable nick.. although I suspect this is due to more recent attention..

Ah.. 23 Base Workshop, Wetter.. the root cause of my lifetime addiction to Bahlsen Shoko Liebnitz..!
 
#11
i know this is a bit old of a post, but richard where did you contact to find out your info? Im looking to buy a abbot and would like to track its history too,
Andy
 
#12
Abbott brings back memories, on the move they were cramped inside - like an oven in summer and a freezer in winter - we cuddled up on the cam net which was stored inside. We could handle that but...... if the BV (Boiling Vessel) was knackered it was misery.
 
#16
A1 and later with the longer 39 calibre barrel it was 18100, the short barrel was only 14600. FH70 was 24000. Not sure if M109 could use the FH70 ammo.
 
#18
Hmm, so it went through 23 Base at Wetter for repair the year before it was cast, presumably to take out the dings from a two year stint at Suffield..

Explains why it seems in reasonable nick.. although I suspect this is due to more recent attention..

Ah.. 23 Base Workshop, Wetter.. the root cause of my lifetime addiction to Bahlsen Shoko Liebnitz..!
Wetter was my Active Edge/Exercise location.

In loading and out loading by rail of AFV's.

A very civilised location to work, meals taken in the civi workers mess or self catering in the loco shed.

No Bull just get on with the job.

Using a Barclay 275 locomotive to push warflats with MBT's on up the hill to the DB exchange sidings used to raise a sweat.
 

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