The M113 Armored Personnel Carrier helped to revolutionize mobile military operations. The M113 family includes approximately 12 variants of vehicles used in a variety of combat and combat support roles. These variants include the original armored personnel carrier, smoke generators, mortar carriers, medical evacuation vehicles, mobile command posts, etc.
The M113A3 is a lightly armoured, full tracked, air transportable personnel carrier designed to carry personnel and certain types of cargo. The vehicle is capable of amphibious operations in streams and lakes, as well as extended cross country travel over rough terrain and high speed operation on improved roads and highways.