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Austin Champ Fv 1801

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The basic Austin Champ was better known in military circles as the FV-1801. It was very advanced for the early ’50s, but to use a WWII analogy, perhaps it went “A Bridge Too Far.” The teething problems were eventually sorted out, but soldiers regarded the champ as big and ungainly compared to the alternatives. This one was seen at a military show in typical ’50s and ’60s British configuration.

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