M113 APC

Posted: January 18, 2012 in APC's

The M113 APC has been serving the American and UN forces since the Vietnam War in the late 60’s.  it is basically an armored box with an engine and tracks. Its armor is not very thick and can only protect against small arms fire, such as assault rifles and LMG’s. It is primarily armed with one M2 Browning .50 caliber HMG. Though only armed with one machine gun and thin armor, the crews of these APC’s found ways to upgrade them on there own. For increased protection they would weld sheets of metal to the insides or put sandbags inside and out. To protect the gunner they would put up a “shield” attached to the weapons mount or pile up sandbags in front of him. To increase fire power crews may mount a second M2 Browning 50. cal or more commonly mount two or three M60 LMG’s

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