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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
 "The Bison, the Armadillo and Other Armoured Beasts" (March 2021 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher

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