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The FV433 utilized the chassis of the FV430 tracked vehicle family for logistical commonality. It retained the five-wheel running gear with a front-mounted drive sprocket and rear-mounted track idler. The engine was positioned to the left front of the hull, forcing the driver's position to the front right. Over the rear portion of the hull was fitted an all-new enclosed turret housing which managed the functions of the 105mm main gun. As its categorization suggests, the FV433 was to serve in the 'in-direct' fire support role, landing projectiles across an arc against target some nine miles away. In the event of all-out war against the Soviet Union in Europe, the FV433 would have had an important tactical role to play. The FV433 entered service in 1965 and became a part of the inventories of the British and Indian armies. The British retired their stock in 1995 while India has continued its use. Production of the vehicle was handled by the storied concern of Vickers and its formal designation (in the British Army) was 'Gun Equipment 105mm L109 (Abbot)'. It has been replaced by AS-90 actually. Untextured model, only tracks, lights & exhausts are mapped and textutared, maps included.