M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carrier
The M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers have provided the Australian Defence Force with a protected mobility and armoured fighting capability since the Vietnam War.

M113

Army is currently equipped with the M113AS4. This version was upgraded from the Vietnam-era M113AS1 and includes an electrically powered turret, day/night weapon sights, a new engine, steering controls, drive train, electrical and fuel systems as well as a newly designed internal layout to accommodate safe stowage in a variety of situation. Individual variants of the M113 are fitted with specialist equipment.

Troop support 

The M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) is an all-terrain vehicle designed to protect and transport its crew and up to ten Infantry personnel. The M113 incorporates armour resistant to small arms fire, ballistic plating for mine blast protection and spall curtains to maximise passenger survivability. Logistically, the vehicle is capable of rapid deployment by road, rail, sea or air. The M113 is designed for highway, off-road and cross-country travel while combat laden. 

Variants 

The M113 family of vehicles includes seven variants - the APC, Armoured Fitters, Armoured Recovery Vehicle Light, Armoured Ambulance, Armoured Mortar, Armoured Command Vehicle and Armoured Logistic Vehicle. The diverse family of M113 vehicles provides an essential capability for maintaining and supporting armoured assets in the field with minimal logistic support.

General characteristics 
Weight: 18,000 kilograms 
Length: 6.00 metres 
Width: 2.69 metres 
Height: 2.61 metres 
Crew: Two - with up to ten passengers

Overall performance 
Engine: MTU 6 V 199 TE 20 
Speed: 66 kilometres per hour 
Operational range: 550 kilometres 
Armament: 12.7 millimetre M2HB QCB Machine Gun

General characteristics Weight: 18,000 kilograms Length: 6.00 metres Width: 2.69 metres Height: 2.61 metres Crew: Two - with up to ten passengers Overall performance Engine: MTU 6 V 199 TE 20 Speed: 66 kilometres per hour Operational range: 550 ki
Last updated
5 December 2016