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Found this on the web about the 1:1.

The M113 is the ultimate American armored personnel carrier, and it is the most-produced American armored fighting vehicle in history with over 80,000 made. It is essentially an armored box on tracks, and has lent itself to a plethora of specialized designs. The commander was placed behind the engine and was provided with a vision cupola fitted with the .50cal MG. Troop access was through a large rear ramp which also had an entry door in the left side, and a large roof hatch was provided over the passenger compartment. M113 was air-droppable at a weight of 18,600lbs (8440kg).

M113A2 introduced reliability enhancements to the M113 line. The engine cooling layout was modified and improved by switching the locations of the fan and radiator. New higher-strength torsion bars increased road wheel travel and ground clearance, and a stronger rear idler was installed and raised 2" (5.1cm) to reduce the incidence of ground strikes. New shock absorbers were fitted, and shock absorbers were added to the second road wheels on each side. New armored fuel tanks were available for M113A2 as well. These were fitted externally and were located on either side of the rear entry ramp. They contained the same 95gal (360L) of diesel as the internal tank, and freed up 16 cubic feet (.45m³) of internal space. Weight with the external fuel tanks increased to 25,880lbs (11,740kg); ground pressure became 8.2psi (.58kg/cm²); and the length was 208.5" (529.6cm). Smoke grenade launchers were also made available for M113A2; these four-tube assemblies were located on either bow below the headlight cluster.

Thanks to the added weight of the M113A2, its freeboard when afloat was reduced enough to warrant the deletion of the requirement that the vehicles be able to swim. Swimming the M113A2s during training was also banned.


This 1/18 is part of the WM Motorworks release. It is not diecast but plastic. It comes with a driver and a gunner.
The tracks do work and it has a host of opening parts. The interior is well finished.
 

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Thanks Felix! :cheers I did take the pics! I can imagine if this bad-boy was diecast! :scared I would weigh 15 lbs! :giggle
 
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Cool B-Day gift! Nothing says love like an APC. :happy

Is this a 21st Century Toys, Al? If so, doesn't it contains some diecast contents?

Oh look, they turned the desert into glass.... :giggle
 

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It looks like 21th Century, but the box did not have any reference to them :confused
It has some diecast (some sorta metal) but not much.

I took the pic while it was going over a desert oasis! :giggle wait a minute, it was only a mirrage! :lol
 

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I wasn't sure if those were some catalog pics from some verndor's website. :giggle Well Al, you have kicked your photos up a notch!! :coolpics :coolpics :coolpics Those are really beautiful photos. :cheers
 

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Congratulations, Al - like everyone else has said, that's really cool
 

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Looks great, I'd like to see a turret model of the M113 done as well, as they're are some of those in the australian military.
 

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I got it as a gift, but I have seen it at WM also. I think that it comes in two different packaging and also in a jungle camo version.
 
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