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M113 Armored Personnel Carrier

 
 
M113 Armored Personnel Carrier Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
1. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier Marker
Inscription.

Armament: .50 cal. machine gun
Crew: 2 plus 11 infantry
Weight: 24,600 lbs
Speed: 42 mph
Range: 300 miles

The M113 was introduced in 1960 and used by the 1st Infantry Division as the primary armored personnel carrier throughout the Vietnam War. It continued to be so used until the mid-1980's when it was replaced by the M2 Bradley fighting vehicle. It is still in service today as a combat support vehicle.
 
Erected by United States Army.
 
Location. 39° 3.777′ N, 96° 46.933′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Touch for map. Marker is on the vehicle static display area adjacent to the U.S. Cavalry Museum, at the east end of the Parade Field, and between Custer and Sheridan Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Henry Avenue, Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M36 Tank Destroyer (here, next to this marker); M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (a few steps from this marker); M24 Chaffee Light Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank

M113 Armored Personnel Carrier and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
2. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogden Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Also see . . .
1. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier Variants. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesWar, ColdWar, Vietnam
 
M113 Armored Personnel Carrier image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
3. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
M113 Armored Personnel Carrier image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
4. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
Exact same M113 as above but repainted and items added at Fort Riley Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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