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FV432/30 driving experience Video Link

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FV432/30 driving experience

In May I turned 21. As a belated present a family friend thought that I should receive a rather memorable present...needless to say once I found out I was gonna be driving a 'tank' I was rather are a few photos and a compilation video I put together from some footage my dad took...

The vehicle I drove was a converted FV432/30. The FV432/30 is a standard FV432 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) that was fitted with a turret lifted from the Fox armoured car CVRW (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Wheeled) and was used during the Cold War...
The FV432/30 Infantry Support Vehicle/CVRT (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked) had had the RARDEN cannon removed (along with alot of the interior turret bits and pieces, so it was quite roomy in there) and in it's place a custom 'air cannon' was installed. The big cylinders on the rear of the turret contained compressed air which propel 40mm(!) 'paintballs' down the barrel at the target...all good fun :D
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