Archive for the ‘APC’s’ Category

Stryker APC

Posted: January 18, 2012 in APC's

The Stryker APC is a well armored 8 wheeled vehicle with a close relation to the Marine Corp LAV and the Russian BTR-B. It is primarily a troop transport vehicle. The Stryker does not have many weapons, in fact the primary version used is only equipped with one .50 caliber HMG mounted on the top and controlled via computer and camera. There are other models for specific purposes. Some of which include an anti tank variant, a mobile hospital, a mobile command center, and even used by mobile light artillery units as transport.

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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

AMTRAC AA7

Posted: January 18, 2012 in APC's

The U.S. Marine Corps’s AMTRAC AA7 is an extremely valuable tool on the battlefield. With its ability to float on water and carry many fully weaponized troops into battle, it is also very helpful. The AA7 can go over rough, uneven, and soft terrain with ease.  The AMTRAC AA7 can also operate in a minimal IFV role, providing fire support and pinning down enemy troops. It is armed, lightly, by a .50 caliber heavy machine gun and a 30mm cannon. The AMTRAC is a very handy armored vehicle used around the globe by the U.S. Marine corps.