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.
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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.
M-3A1 White Scout Car
M-8 Armored Car "Greyhound" (G-136)
M-20 Armored Car (G-176)
M-39 Armored Utility Vehicle
M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier
M-75 Armored Personnel Carrier
M-93 Fox Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle.
M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier Many variants, including: