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SP70 self-propelled gun was a scheme set up by several European nations including the UK, Germany and Italy beginning in 1973. The project was shelved in favour of the US M109, which was already in service. The SP70 was 'outgunned' on several occasions by the M109 and further development was cancelled in the 1980s.
The role envisioned for the SP70, which was to replace the widely used U.S. M109 self-propelled howitzer, was ultimately fulfilled by the AS-90, or self-propelled gun for the nineties, another self-propelled 155 mm howitzer system, which was originally created by an independent team which had anticipated that the SP70 project would fail.
- Field Artillery Journal May-June 1983 Pages 26-31
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