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Thornycroft Self-Propelled

17-Pounder Gun


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1942
Manufactured by: Thornycroft
Crew: ?
Armament: (1) 17-Pounder Anti-Tank Gun
Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: Only one prototype vehicle was built using the chassis and automotive components of a Thornycroft Amazon 6x4 Truck.  Although firing tests went well, cross-country mobility was not very good.  Therefore, no vehicle production occurred.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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Thornycroft Self-Propelled 17 Pounder Gun Photos The British War Office
    Thornycroft Self-Propelled 17 Pounder Gun Photos The Imperial War Museum

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A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks

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