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CitroŽn FAF

In total, it is believed that some 800 vehicles were built in Portugal with several dozen 4 x 4 versions being purchased by the Portuguese military for use in the Angolan civil war.

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Below cutaway of 4 x 4 military version

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The first FAF factory opened on 24th September 1979 in Guinťe Bissau and was inaugurated by President Cabral and Jacques Lombard, President of CitroŽn. It was anticipated that 500 vehicles would be built annually.

In Sťnťgal, two days before, CitroŽn and Etablissements Marchand, manufacturer of the Baby Brousse, signed a contract to build the FAF in Dakar. Again it was anticipated that 500 vehicles would be built annually.

In December 1979, another contract was signed to set up a factory in Vridi in CŰte d'Ivoire, once again with an anticipated annual production of 500 vehicles.

In the Rťpublique Centre Africaine, another factory was inaugurated; employing 65 people. It not only assembled the FAF but also the Dyane, Acadiane, LN and Visa to the tune of 600 vehicles per year. Some 20% of production was exported to Congo and Cameroun.

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Below brochure for Portuguese FAF

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