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Armored Personnel Carriers

Military armored personnel carriers (APCs) are both tracked and wheeled and have been made in a variety of configurations. They evolved from early scout cars and halftracks into sophisticated all-terrain vehicles offering small arms and overhead burst protection as well as NBC isolation for the troops inside. This chart includes many of the APCs utilized by the U.S. military was well as a few from other countries.

An Australian Army M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) arrives at Sabina Point, Australia during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2005, 19 June 2005.  The joint exercise was sponsored by the US Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Joint Operations Command.
An Australian Army M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) arrives at Sabina Point, Australia during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2005, 19 June 2005. The joint exercise was sponsored by the US Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Joint Operations Command.

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Chart of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)

In this chart of armored personnel carriers (APCs), click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific APC. See also Halftracks.

Vehicle Description Photo Link
  American Vehicles  
M-3A1 M-3A1 White Scout Car M-3A1 Scout Car.
M-8 M-8 Armored Car "Greyhound" (G-136) M-8 Armored Car Greyhound (G-136)
M-20 M-20 Armored Car (G-176) M-20 Armored Car (G-176)
M-39 M-39 Armored Utility Vehicle M-39 Armored Utility Vehicle
M-59 M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier
M-75 M-75 Armored Personnel Carrier M-75 Armored Personnel Carrier
M-93 M-93 Fox Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle. M-93 Fox Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle
M-113 M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier
Many variants, including:
M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier
M-114 M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier
M-706 M-706 or V-100 Commando M-706 or V-100 Commando
LAV USMC LAV Light Armored Vehicle Family USMC LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle
Stryker Stryker Light Armored Vehicle Stryker Light Armored Vehicle
M-1117 Guardian M-1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) M-1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV)
MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles
Family of vehicles, including:
  • RG-31
  • Cougar
  • Husky
  • Buffalo
RG-31 Category I Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles
M4 C2V M4 Command and Control Vehicle (C2V) M4 Command and Control Vehicle (C2V)
  British Vehicles  
Ferret Ferret Armored Scout Car Ferret Armored Scout Car (British)
Fox Fox Armored Scout Vehicle Fox Armored Scout Vehicle (British)
Staghound Staghound Armored Scout Vehicle (T17E1) Staghound Armored Scout Vehicle (British)

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