The M113 APC is 12.1-ton armored personnel carrier developed by Food Machinery Corp for the US Army and US Marine Corps. It is relatively cheap and easily to maintain. The M113 is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V53T 6-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 275 horsepower. It can travel at the maximum speed of 20 miles per hour over rough terrain and has a fuel consumption of 2.28 miles per gallon. Built with welded aluminum in a box-shaped structure, the M113 carries a crew of two and 11 well-equipped, infantry troops who exit the vehicle through a rear ramp. This armored personnel carrier is armed with a .50(12.7mm)-caliber M2 Browning machine gun, mounted on small turret, and a 7.62mm machine gun, also mounted on the vehicle roof. Armed with the TOW missile, it has also been used in the anti-tank role.
It has been widely exported around the world as more than 80,000 M113 vehicles has been manufactured in different versions. In service with the US Army Infantry, it first saw combat action in the jungle of Vietnam. It was also used in Operation Desert Storm (1991) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003).
An anti-tank version M113, carrying TOW missile launching tubes on top.