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Near Seaford in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier

Weight: 22,000 lbs.; Width: 105.75"; Height: 98.25°

 

— Speed: This fully tracked vehicle, depending on what model, can reach speeds up to 40 MPH. —

 
The M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. The M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier Marker
Inscription.  While this vehicle is not a "tank", it has been adapted with so many types of weapons and upgraded with steel plating, it has been used aggressively. There is usually a 3 man crew and it can carry 11 fully loaded and equipped troops into combat. For extra protection, the troops exit the rear of the vehicle via a hydraulically operated ramp system. It is amphibious, using the tracks for propulsion. This vehicle was first produced in the early 1960s by the FMC Manufacturing Company. It holds a Chrysler 75M-V8 engine with an Allison TX-200-2 conversion unit to propel the tracks. In later models, this was modified to use diesel fuel as being safer. Many thousands of these same military vehicles have been produced. Although the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and more recently the "Stryker" are being used, our forces are still using this vehicle all over the world today, as are 50 other friendly nations.
 
Erected by Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles
The M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. The M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier
War, ColdWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 39.593′ N, 75° 34.488′ W. Marker is near Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Memorial is at the intersection of Middleford Road and Snug Harbor Road, on the right when traveling west on Middleford Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9762 Middleford Rd, Seaford DE 19973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Commanders Row" (a few steps from this marker); Seaford (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pilot Town (approx. 1˝ miles away); Hearn's Pond (approx. 1.7 miles away); Concord United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Macedonia A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Seaford Hundred (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seaford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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