M113A2 Armored Personal Carrier

M113A2 history

Manufactured in 1968 by the FMC Corporation (Food Machinery Corp) for the U.S. Army as a “Battle Taxi” to carry troops into battle with armor protection. Purchased by the Cactus Air Force in 1996 direct form the U.S. Government in De-Mill condition and restored back to operational condition by the CAF (Current U.S. Govt regulations do now allow this any longer). Currently this vehicle is used for parades and motion picture work.


Weight: 15.8 tonnes
Length: 4.86 m
Width: 2.69 m
Crew: 3 (Commander, driver, system operator)
Armor: 12–38 mm aluminium
Engine: 6-cylinder two-stroke diesel General Motors/Detroit Diesel 6V53
212 hp (158 kW)
Power/weight: 13 hp/tonne
Suspension: torsion-bar
Operational range: 400 km
Speed: 58 km/h (36 mph)

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