M113 Armored Personnel Carrier | Military-Today.com
http://www.military-today.com/apc/m113.htm When mentioning the M113 series
of armored personnel carriers it is difficult to avoid superlatives for the
type has become the most widely produced and utilized APC of the Western
World. It's development began in 1956 by the FMC corporation and first
prototype was produced in 1957. Since production commenced in 1961 well
over 32 000 M113s and it's derivatives have been received by the US Army
alone and the overall production in total in 2001 has reached nearly 85 000
of all types. It is the most massively produced armored vehicle in the
world. M113 and its variants are in service with at least 50 countries.
Armoured Car Alvis Saracen
Armoured Car Alvis Saracen in Czech Republic
The Armoured Personel Carrier of a family of vehicles with the others being
the Saladin (Armoured Car), Stalwart (High Mobility Load Carrier) and the
Salamander (Fire engine). Also came as an Armoured Command Post, Armoured
Command Vehicle and Armoured Ambulance.
Also at Corowa, was this restored and running Alvis FV603 Saracen Armoured
Personnel Carrier. i was given the opportunity to go for a joyride in one.
Goto say this made my day.........! enjoy the video.........!
More info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvis_Saracen
Alvis Saracen APC driving at Tanks For Everything Christchurch
A customer brings home the ex-Australian Army Alvis Sarracen APC at a
recent driving day at www.tanksforeverything.co.nz - the lucky drivier was
Greg who had a blast! You've got to love the sound of the big straight 8
In the background you can see some of our other vehicles: Centurion Tank,
Russian T-55 Tank, Hagglunds BV206, Daimler Ferret Scout Car - and also a
car waiting to be crushed in the distance
We also had some Army guys from Burnham out practicing with their thermal
imaging sights - they asked to come to us as the Army doesn't have any
tanks (or indeed any tracked vehicles) for them to use.
World's Best Armoured personnel carriers
What i think are world's leading APCs currently in service.
There are few interesting projects out there that would make this list far
more interesting, they are only projects on paper or in prototype stage and
therefore do not qualify for this list.
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even subscribe if you want and I'll continue to make videos.
600+ on order with German and Dutch Armies, potential for 1000+, at 7
million euros its most expensive APC/IFV ever.
German Army 408 Vehicles + (up to 720)
Dutch Army -- Inital order for 200 Vehicles + future orders (up to 320)
Patria AMV Modular Vehicle, 1570 vehicles on order or being delived to
nearly a dozen nations, vehicle has modular design, Patria with basic
12.7mm turret comes around 1.6 million Euros, with 30mm/Spike ER Konsberg
turret price tag goes to 2.7 million Euros per vehicle.
Croatian Army - 126 on order with potential for 60 more vehicles after 2015
(stated requirement for 252 vehicles)
Finland -- 86 Vehicles on order with potential for 200 more as replacement
for old soviet designs still in service with the Finish Army.
Poland -- 895 on Order locally build under license vehicles are Designated
KTO Rosomak or Wolverine.
Initial order of 135 AFVs, of which 12 will be equipped with NEMO mortars.
264 units. Designated Badger
Sweden made an order for 113 vehicles +113 more after 2015
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates Army ordered an initial evaluation batch of 15
VBCI -- French main APC/IFV built as replacement for French Army's aging
AMX-10P IFVs that are nearing end of useful service with the French Army.
France has ordered 640 of these vehicles with potential for 640 more by
2015, Spain is another nation interested in these APCs, Spain has stated
requirement for 860 modern APCs, VBCI price tag is substantial at 5.5
million euros per vehicle.
INKAS LAPV Vehicle (Armored Personnel Carrier)
INKAS LAPV is equipped with advanced blast and ballistic protection,
handling and maneuverability, increased tires size, significantly improved
ground clearance and optional Central Tire Inflation System.
The new model of the APC is upgraded with a new drive train and heavy duty
portal technology to better the off-road performance, strength, toughness
and durability with increased capacity and low maintenance cost.