At the end of the 1950s, engineers of Creusot-Loire developed the new vehicle on the shortened basis of the AMX 13. The vehicle featured a 155-mm gun. It was mass-produced from 1962 through 1997 with a total of 600 vehicles manufactured. The SPG is still in service in France, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Morocco, and other countries.
Marks of Excellence requirements for AMX 13 F3: beta