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M113A2 APC

 
 
M113A2 APC Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
1. M113A2 APC Marker
Inscription.

The original M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) helped revolutionize mobile military operations when it entered service in 1960. These vehicles can carry 11 soldiers plus a driver and track commander under armored protection across hostile battlefield environments. More important, these vehicles are air-transportable, air-droppable and swimmable, allowing planners to incorporate APCs in a wide range of combat situations, including many rapid deployment scenarios. After more than four decades, the M113 Family of Vehicles (FOV) is still in service in the United States Army and in many foreign armies.

Over the years, the M113 series has undergone numerous upgrades. In 1964, the M113A1 package replaced the original gasoline engine with a 212 horsepower diesel package. In 1979, the A2 package of suspension and cooling enhancements was introduced as seen on this model.

Entered Service: 1960 (A2 version entered in 1979)
Manufacturer: FMC Corporation
Weight: 12.5 tons
Crew: 2 plus 11 passengers
Engine: General Motors 6V53; 6 cylinder, 2 cycle, vee diesel
Max Speed: 66 km/h (41.01 mph)
Length: 4.86 Meters (14.95 feet)
Width: 2.68 Meters (8.81 feet)
Height: 2.52 Meters (8.27 feet)
Horsepower: 212@2800 RPM
Range: 480 km (300 miles)
Weapon System: It contains a M2HB .50 caliber

M113A2 APC and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
2. M113A2 APC and Marker
machine gun on a cupola mount which can traverse manually 360 degrees. The weapon system contains 2,000 rounds of ammunition.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location. 40° 25.955′ N, 76° 34.133′ W. Marker is in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and Clement Avenue/Wiley Road, on the left when traveling east on Fisher Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank (a few steps from this marker); M60A3 Patton Tank (a few steps from this marker); M46 Patton Tank (a few steps from this marker); Company G, 112th Infantry, and Service Troop, 104th Cavalry, War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A3 Sherman Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Armored Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Clyde Grubb Lester Baver (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Smolik Bob Pacios (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .
1. M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
M113A2 APC Rear Angle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
3. M113A2 APC Rear Angle

2. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. M113 Series Armored Personnel Carrier. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier on YouTube. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, ColdWar, VietnamWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 189 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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