M113 APC

The M113 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) was the first modern “battle taxi”. It is fitted with a 2 stroke six cylinder detroit diesel motor. The M113 has a fully welded and sealed aluminum hull of aircraft quality which allows it to possess some of the same strengths of steel at a much lighter weight. The weight advantage allows the M113 to use a relatively small motor to power the vehicle, as well as carry a large payload. The vehicle is capable of “swimming” bodies of water.

The main armament is a single .50 cal machine gun, and the secondary armament is a single 7.62mm machine gun.

The M113 is capable of carrying 11 soldiers plus driver and track commander under armor protection. The M113 is a platform for many other variations of vehicle, including the M901 and M548.