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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

M-114

 
 
M-114 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. M-114 Marker
Inscription.  The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier was a tracked armored fighting vehicle, used by the United States Army in Vietnam. It is a lightweight, low-silhouette vehicle designed to be fast and stealthy. It is constructed of aluminum and powered by a Chevrolet 283 V-8. Designed to complement the M113 in command and reconnaissance roles, it looked like a sleeker, lower version of the M113 and could swim, propelled by its tracks. It was light enough to be transported by cargo aircraft and dropped by parachute. The commander's cupola required that the hatch be opened to fire the .50 cal. machine gun. The observer in the rear had an M60 7.62 mm machine gun mounted on a pedestal. There was stowage on the rear door for three M72A1 "LAW" and tank rockets. However unlike the M113 which became one of the most successful armored vehicles, it quickly proved unsuited to use in the Vietnam War. It was manufactured by the Cadillac Division of General Motors in the early 1960s

Length - 14ft. 8 in.
Width - 7ft. 8 in.
Height - 7ft. 10in.
Max. weight - 15,000 lbs.
Top speed - 36 M.P.H.
Range - 275 miles
Crew - 3
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gun - .50-caliber M2 machine gun
2nd gun - 7.62 mm M60 machine gun
Powered - Chevy 283 engine
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 38° 40.376′ N, 87° 32.273′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from South 6th Street Road west of Willow Street (Business U.S. 41). Marker is on the grounds of Indiana Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 S 6th Street Rd, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M-211 (a few steps from this marker); M-8 Armored Car (a few steps from this marker); M2A1, 105mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M3 Halftrack (a few steps from this marker); M1 57mm Antitank Gun (a few steps from this marker); Sexton Mark II (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom (within shouting distance of this marker); M-47 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Also see . . .  M114 armored fighting vehicle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
M-114 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. M-114 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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