U.S. M113 ACAV

Scale 1/35

SKU 35135

Manufacturer Tamiya

Price: £22.99

1 in stock

1 in stock

Description

The M113 ACAV (Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle) is a variant of the M113 armoured personnel carrier, which was widely used by the United States military and various other countries.

The ACAV variant was specifically developed to enhance the vehicle’s combat capabilities and provide increased firepower and protection for troops.

The M113 ACAV featured several modifications compared to the standard M113. It incorporated additional armour plates to enhance crew protection against small arms fire and shell fragments.

The hull was modified with armoured shields for the machine guns and gunner positions, offering increased protection during combat operations.

One of the notable features of the M113 ACAV was its armament. It was equipped with multiple machine guns, including a .50 calibre Browning M2 machine gun mounted on a pintle mount on the vehicle’s roof, and one or two M60 7.62mm machine guns mounted on each side of the hull.

These machine guns provided suppressive fire and effective firepower against enemy infantry and light armoured vehicles.

The M113 ACAV retained its troop-carrying capability, allowing it to transport a squad of fully equipped soldiers into the battlefield.

It provided mobility and protection while offering a platform for troops to engage enemies with their personal weapons.

The M113 ACAV was widely used during the Vietnam War, where its improved firepower and protection proved beneficial in the challenging jungle terrain.

It provided valuable support to infantry units and served as a versatile asset for reconnaissance, security, and combat operations.

Today, the M113 ACAV remains a symbol of the armoured personnel carrier’s adaptability and effectiveness in combat.

While it has largely been phased out by more modern vehicles, its historical significance and contributions to military operations are still recognized, making it an object of interest for military enthusiasts and collectors.

Additional information

Brand

Tamiya

Scale

1/35