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FV? in England
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No: 9568   Contributor: Alf van Beem   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Royal Ordnance Factory   Country: England
FV? in England

Picture added on 14 July 2012 at 17:05
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War & Peace show 2010, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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FV180 Comabat Engineer Tractor (CET). Built by the Royal Ordnance Factories. Now out of service, I believe.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 14 July 2012.
CET's were built at ROF Nottingham and many were base overhauled (BOH) by ABRO Bovington.
Just like early Scorpions and Scimitars they were made from aluminium armour that suffered from Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) which was particularly bad on the floors and lower side walls. Latter measures applied during BOH, such as metal spray and better paint application, reduced the the effects of SCC but did not cure it completely.
I hope this info is of some interest to viewers.
Steve P

Added by Stephen Prosser on 25 September 2013.
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