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What did the M113 replace?

The M113 will now be replaced by the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program. Some 2,897 vehicles in five mission roles are set to take its place at the brigade level and below within armored brigades.

Who built the M113?

the FMC
The M113 armoured personnel carrier was developed by the FMC (Food Machinery Corp.) based on M59 and M75 armoured personnel carriers from the 1950s. The first prototype of M113 was produced in 1957. The US Army adopted the vehicle in 1960.

Was the M113 amphibious?

Developed by FMC, the aluminum-hulled M113, intended to be amphibious and air transportable, was considerably lighter than its predecessor, the M59. Unfortunately, its limited freeboard (distance from the water line to the roof) of 14 inches precluded use in amphibious operations.

How much does an M113 cost?

The unit cost of a new-built M113A3 is approximately $300 000, while a conversion from A2 to A3 costs $160 000.

What is the APC in real life?

An armoured personnel carrier (APC) is a broad type of armoured, military vehicle designed to transport personnel and equipment in combat zones. They are sometimes referred to colloquially as “battle taxis” or “battle buses”.

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When did the M113 enter service?

Tank Goodness, At Last: Army, BAE Roll Out AMPV To Replace 56-Year Old M113. The armored workhorse of the US Army, the M113 tracked carrier, first entered service in 1960.

What was the purpose of the M113 APC upgrade?

Among the goals of the M113 APC Firepower Upgrade project is to improve the firepower of the ACV-300 APC fleet by installing a 25mm gun and turret in liew of the existing 12.7mm open cupola mount. This allows the ACV-300 to be converted into an Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

What kind of mortar does the Turkish army use?

Commando mortar designed by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation for Turkish Commando Brigades. Maximum Firing Range:1500 m Manufactured by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation. Manufactured by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation and ammunitions are produced domestically.

How many missiles does the Turkish Army have?

Standard issue long-range anti-tank missile. Standard issue air-to-ground guided missile with armour-piercing, incendiary and anti-personnel capabilities. 465+ launchers. 632 launchers, 390 missiles in service.

Which is the primary service pistol of the Turkish army?

New primary service pistol. 58k have been delivered. A total of 180k has been ordered. SAR 9, SAR 9C and SAR 9 Mete variants in use. Based on Heckler & Koch VP9.