The M113 first entered service with the U.S. Army in 1960. It was developed to provide a highly mobile, survivable, and reliable tracked-vehicle platform that is able to keep pace with the current armored vehicles and tanks of the day. It required only two crewmen, a driver and a commander and carry eleven passengers inside the vehicle.
This version includes a 0.50 calibre M2 machine gun in a turret, used for fire support.
The M113 has been very widely exported.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 January, 1970.