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M113 Transport
Weapons

M2HB(x1)

Found on

Beirut, Asad Khal, Gaza Beach, Iron Eagle

Seats

8

Protection Measures

None

Mobility

Land only

Users

IDF

Optics

None

M113 ACAV
Weapons

M2HB(x1), M60(x2)

Found on

Dien Duong

Seats

4

Protection Measures

None

Mobility

Land only

Users

USMC(Vietnam), USA(Vietnam)

Optics

None

M113 Logistics
Weapons

None

Found on

Iron Eagle, Gaza Beach, Asad Khal

Seats

2

Protection Measures

None

Mobility

Land only

Users

IDF

Optics

None

M163 VADS
Weapons

M61(x1)

Seats

2

Protection Measures

None

Mobility

Land only

Optics

None

The M113 is a fully tracked armored personnel carrier currently manufactured by BAE Systems. The vehicle was first fielded by United States Army's mechanized infantry units in Vietnam in April 1962.[2] The M113 was the most widely used armored vehicle of the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War, earning the nickname 'Green Dragon' by some people, but largely known as an APC and ACAV (armored cavalry assault vehicle) by the allied forces,[3] as it was used to break through heavy thickets in the midst of the jungle to attack and overrun enemy positions.

The M113 introduced new aluminum armor that made the vehicle much lighter than earlier vehicles; it was thick enough to protect the crew and passengers against small arms fire but light enough that the vehicle was air transportable and moderately amphibious. In the U.S. Army, the M113 series have long been replaced as front-line combat vehicles by the M2 and M3 Bradley, but large numbers are still used in support roles such as armored ambulance, mortar carrier, engineer vehicle, command vehicle, etc. The Army's Heavy Brigade Combat Teams are currently equipped with around 6,000 M113s and 4,000 Bradleys.

The M113's versatility spawned a wide variety of adaptations that live on worldwide, and in U.S. service. These variants together represent about half of U.S. Army armored vehicles today. To date, it is estimated that over 80,000 M113s of all types have been produced and used by over 50 countries worldwide, making it one of the most widely used armored fighting vehicles of all time.[4] The Military Channel's "Top Ten" series named the M113 the most significant infantry vehicle in history.[5] The U.S. Army planned to retire the M113 family of vehicles by 2018, seeking replacement with the GCV Infantry Fighting Vehicle program,[6] but now replacement of the M113 has fallen to the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program.

In Project Reality, the M113 is a lightly armoured, multi-purpose vehicle, thus allowing it to fill a variety of roles on the battlefield. It is used by the Israeli Defense Force, United States Army(Vietnam), and the United States Army(Vietnam)

VariantsEdit

  • M113 Transport
    • Used for Transporting infantry and providing light suppressive fire
    • Classified as a APC
  • M113 ACAV
    • Used for directly engaging enemy infantry, uparmoured and equipped with high firepower
    • Classified as a IFV
  • M113 Logistics
    • Used for providing logistics inside an armoured vehicle, less mobile that the M35 truck, but offers more protection
    • Classified as a Logistics vehicle
  • M113 VADS
    •  Used for anti-air and anti-infantry purposes
    • Classified as an Anti-air vehicle

TriviaEdit

MediaEdit

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