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Also Known As: M548A1 and M548A3
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: United Defense
Parent System: M113
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1960
Total Production: 80,000
Family Members: M1059, M106, M1064, M1068, M113, M125, M577, M58, M730, M901 and M981
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Description: The M113 is an amphibious, air-transportable, full tracked family of light armored vehicles intended to perform a variety of battlefield missions. It includes more than 10 variants. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) entered service in 1960, M113A1 in 1964, M113A2 in 1979 and M113A3 in 1987. The other variants of M113 family feature similar capabilities of A1, A2 or A3 configuration. More than 80,000 M113 vehicles have been produced of which 70,000 are M113 models.

The M113 vehicles have been sold to more than 50 countries worldwide and is being produced under license in allied nations such as Turkey and the Netherlands. M113 have seen combat in Vietnam, North of Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia. It was deployed during the Gulf War (1990-1991) and during operation Iraqi Freedom (2003). The US Army utilizes M113A2 and A3 models and is expected to standardize to the A3 configuration before the arrival of its replacement, the Future Combat Systems (FCS) family of manned and unmanned ground vehicles, by 2010-1014 timeframe. In 2011 the FCS program was cancelled. In 2014 the US launched the AMPV program as the replacement for the M113 family of vehicles.

The M548 is general purpose transport variant intended to carry cargo and/or ammunition in support of battlefield units.

M548 Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 11
Height: 2.20 meter (87 inch)
Length: 4.86 meter (191 inch)
Width: 2.70 meter (106 inch)
Max Range: 483 kilometer (300 mile)
Power: 275 shp (205 kW)
Top Speed: 18.4 mps (66 kph)
Max Weight: 14,000 kilogram
Payload: 4,000 kilogram (8,818 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M548 News

There are 4 news between
28 Jul 2006 and 15 Jun 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009FMS: Chile Requests Radars, Howitzers, Vehicles, Ammunition and Related Support
Wednesday, December 10, 2008FMS: Iraq Seeks 140 M1A1M Abrams Tanks
Thursday, July 31, 2008FMS: Iraq Seeks 140 M1A1M Abrams Tanks and Support Vehicles
Friday, July 28, 2006FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Further M1A1s and Improved M1A2S Variant

Operators & Related Equipment

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200954M548 and M106
200854M548 and M106
200754M548 and M106

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